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Midwest Skydiving League team CSC Swift was the only AAA Class team and completed all ten rounds on their home turf at the Chicagoland Skydiving Center.
CSC Swift is not the only team with this name, and the other Swift of the Northwest Skydiving League, Seattle Swift, posted some AAA Class scores earlier this year.
Both teams competed in different categories last year, and they ended up on different leaderboards at the USPA Nationals. Seattle Swift finished in 1st place of the AA/Intermediate Class as a guest team, while CSC Swift competed in the AAA/Advanced Class. This year, Seattle and CSC Swift will compete directly against each other in the same category, with a very good chance to being in contention for USPA medals.
CSC Swift seems to be slightly ahead, as the two leaderboards from the Northwest and the Midwest are showing. However, the MWSL scores were posted almost a month after the Northwest's, and the USPA Nationals are still more than ten weeks away. Both teams have enough time to get to last year's 14+ medal level in the Advanced Class.
July 8th, 2017
June 17th, 2017
The same lineup started into the 2017 season, only with a new coach. Retired Arizona Airspeed member Thomas Hughes began working with CSC Swift. He also filled the open inside center slot at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2017 when Alex Bucevicius was not available.
Things changed in May this year when the original lineup eventually disbanded. Alex Bucevicius and Drew Porter did not continue, while Irina Meshcheryakova and Eric Bambach began to make new plans with a different CSC Swift lineup.
They found Obed Velazquez who took the tail slot for the Midwest team, even though he lives in Miami, Florida.
USPA Nationals 2016
|1||Skydive Midwest NEXT||16||21||12||13||26||16||31||11||14||9||169||16.9|
|2||Ranch 2nd Generation||13||17||13||15||20||14||24||11||13||10||150||15.0|
|3||AF Bachelor Party||13||19||13||15||18||14||20||11||12||12||147||14.7|
|4||CSC Survival Instinct||12||20||11||14||23||13||23||11||7||12||146||14.6|
|10||Perris Event Horizon||11||15||11||13||17||12||20||10||10||6||125||12.5|
|13||Southern Mix XP||11||16||8||10||15||12||16||7||9||9||113||11.3|
|16||Perris Flight SP||10||13||9||10||11||12||18||9||8||7||107||10.7|
|17||Quatre Francais Invite||10||14||9||8||13||9||17||8||9||9||106||10.6|
|18||Perris Dauntless Five||10||14||9||11||16||9||11||8||8||8||104||10.4|
|22||SDC Jetstream Tango||7||14||9||6||10||10||12||8||9||9||94||9.4|
He is now training with the Midwest and the Texas teams both, and the Swift members know that he will not be available for the USPA Nationals. The Swift 4-way (including original videographer Kevin Naftzger) still has to find a new inside center.
Chris Farina competed with the team at the July meet of the Midwest Skydiving League, and the 10-round video is showing the former Airspeed member in action.
In the meantime, CSC Swift continues the recruiting efforts for the open slot. Several advanced 4-way competitors are on the Swift list, even though the team is still ready to accept a temporary solution with another player coach for the USPA Nationals if the lineup cannot be completed early enough. The Midwest Skydiving League has scheduled one more meet in September, where the new team member can be warmed up before the USPA Nationals...