They don't have any swimming officials at the duel meets between the high schools. I can see how you can't make it officially a school record or a state qualifying time if there aren't any stroke and turn judges or officials. To accommodate this, they have what are called "Invitational Meets" periodically throughout the high school swim season. The Liberty HS Lions attended their first invitational, along with 16 other high schools, in Mesa this past Saturday. There were definitely a lot of officials around, so it seemed legit!
I'm really grateful Troy got to attend this meet because it was so fun!
We are really proud of our boy and what he has been able to accomplish this year considering he missed almost all of 2013 with that shoulder injury. He has worked really hard and we are so grateful we took a chance with acupuncture last January.
Troy has his work cut out for him though... he's only a sophomore and there are some really fast swimmers in this state. He is sure to compete against a bunch of them at the next invitational and hopefully his times will be fast enough to qualify for the state meet in November!
GO LIBERTY LIONS!