Lodi Pumpkin meet results are up! http://www.swimconnection.com/sn/exec/MeetResultsDispatch?meetSeqNo=2112&teamCode=
Thank you to all our parents and families that helped make our home meet a success. It was a quick, one day meet that let more of our kids swim than ever before, and compete at home, rather than traveling. I loved this meet and plan to run many more in the future.
I saw our kids step up for amazing swims against our teammates. Keiana Fountaine went 54 in the 100 free, a new girls team record. Madesyn Ronquillio dropped over 10 seconds in her 500 free, and a ton of our 12 and unders went best times across the board!
Results are available here: http://www.pacswim.org/userfiles/meets/documents/563/1409-ea.htm
Way to go Penguins! We had an amazing showing at this year's Lodi Hot Dog meet. I saw great swims from our 10 and unders across the board, with special congrats to Kylee Keeler for winning the 25y free, Sruthika Prakash for winning the 100y free, 100 Fly, and 100 IM, Lauryn Lucero for winning the 100 breast and 50 fly, Zack Attack Chau for winning the 100 Free, Johnathan Monis for winning 50 back with a new JO time. Our girls also placed 1-3 in the 11-12 200 IM!
Results are up from the Hot Dog meet: http://www.swimconnection.com/sn/exec/MeetResultsDispatch?meetSeqNo=2099&teamCode=
It was an incredibly close meet with the final placing coming down the final events. Next year we need to come back to the meet with more boys. I saw a lot of fast swims from our swimmers and a lot of effort put out to get our hands on the wall first! We had over 80 swimmers signed up for this meet. We are off to a great fall season.
Results are up here: http://www.pacswim.org/userfiles/meets/documents/199/1408-mako.htm
Way to go Keiana Fountaine and Ian Cox for their performances at the 2014 Summer Sectionals. This meet is the California and Nevada State Championship Meet! Keiana is now our youngest sectional qualifier ever!
Results from Summer 2014 Sectionals are up here: http://www.pacswim.org/userfiles/meets/documents/530/1407-sectionals.htm
Way to go team! We finished 37th at the 2014 Summer Far Western championships! Special congratulations to Liahla Fernandez for amazing swims in the 50m free and 50m backstroke.
Far Western Results: http://www.pacswim.org/userfiles/meets/documents/198/1407-tera.htm
We showed up to Peng"win" this meet.
34 team records broken over 3 days!
Friday night we had an incredible amount of finalists on the girls side. And most importantly, we had the largest and the loudest cheering section by far at the meet. We were deafening with our enthusiasm and it was amazing to see as a coach. There is nothing greater than seeing one of our athletes behind the block and 30+ of our swimmers, our teammates, our friends on the other side of the pool literally screaming in encouragement. All our swimmers raced with pride,
On the boys side, Zack "Attack" Chau was our top 8 finalist. This is Zack's first Junior Olympic meet and he's one of the younger boys at the meet at just turning 10 years old. I was incredibly proud to see the older boy's team come out to support him in force. You guys rallied around Zack and he did amazing because of it! Way to go!
Final results of Friday's swim: Ellis Aquatics 7th place at 86 points!
We've come back even stronger for day two. The Peng"win" team hit the water hungry and was out for top 8 finalist spots all day. We had more finalists on the girls side, and way more finalists on the boys side, with Aki Oo (first time 10un JO swimmer), Seth Suzuki, Jesse Russell-Cheung, and Ian Cox making finals (did I forget anyone? it's early).
We had two major accomplishments at this meet that have to be addressed.
Ian Cox is now our first men's team sectional qualifier. Ian qualified in the 50m Free in finals with a 25.2, and then repeated the time in his relay. This is a huge step forward for our men's team and is just the first step on a long road for both Ian and the group!
1st, our 10un girls 200m Medley relay finished first. And not just first, but a knockout, hands down, dominated the competition first place at 2:37 with the next girls relay trailing 5 seconds behind at 2:42 and the next 10un boys relay 2 seconds behind at 2:39! Congratulations to Abby Medellin, Lauryn Lucero, Sruthika Prakash, and Liahla Fernandez, we stepped it up for that win girls. You put everything into it and it showed! 16 points in one race!
I should also congratulate our 10un B relay who finished in 6th place, earning our team a significant chunk of points (4). Way to go Marijo, Nika, Kayla and Yaelle! And to our 10un boys relay who finished 4th place with Zack Chau, Aki Oo, Isaac RC, and Jonathan Monis. Jonathan went a best time in the 50m Free, dropping 3 seconds from a 38 to a 35, putting him right at JO qualifying in the event! Boys, we were out there to race and it showed!
Final results of Saturday's swims: Ellis Aquatics 7th place at 206 points!
The meet ended on a few fantastic notes. The 10un girls went for the repeat with the 200 Free relay claiming first with a sizable lead. Keiana Fountaine is now our youngest ever Sectional Qualifier, picking up her Q time in the 50m Freestyle with a 28.28 and then a 28.25 in finals. Not satisfied with just doing well in the sprint event Keiana followed that up with a third in the 800m Freestyle with a new personal best of 10:07.
We saw some incredible splits in the relays too. Ian Cox, had an incredible hammer swim to anchor the 200m Freestyle relay, dropping 1 more full second off his new Sectional time to finish up with a 24.78! Another standout was with 13 year old Luke Martain, who pulled out a 27.65 in the 50m free, a time converted to SCY as 24.1! Way to step it up boys!
Final results should be up soon.
Final team placing: Ellis Aquatics - 7th place
This is a great accomplishment for our team! This is our first time breaking top 8 at a Championship meet and it's a strong move up from 16th place at last summers Junior Olympic Championships. We saw more of our 10un Swimmers than ever entered and had finalists all throughout the championship meet. It was an absolutely incredible experience. Way to go Penguins!
Thank you to all the parents, families and athletes that helped make this meet a success.
And this meet was a success. We now have more 10un Junior Olympic Qualifiers than ever. More significantly, we have more and more qualifying at younger ages with qaulifiers starting at 8 and 9 years old! This meet is setting us up do great things in our zone, our league, in Pacific swimming, and through USA swimming. I know I've said this before, but I can't say it enough, it always amazes me how far we've come in such a short time. We are reaching further, achieving more, and staying hungry. Let's keep it up!
A special congratulations to Nika Bergado, 9 years old and now JO qualified in both the 50m and 100m Fly. Liahla Fernandez, 10 years old and now qualified for JO's and FW in nearly every event, Lauryn Lucero, just turned 9 and adding more events to her JO roster, Abby Medellin, 10 years old and JO's in nearly every event, Zack "Attack" Chau is another new qualifier in the 50 fly and just turned 10, and Isaac Russell-Cheung was our youngest boy to qualify in the 100 breast at 9.0 years old!
Shambhavi Sisodiya, Kayla Kay Medellin, and "GI" Marijo Pena also deserve special recognition too. All three had incredible standout swims and are just off qualifying for JO's in a few events now! excellent work girls!
Thank you again to all our parents. You make this program possible!
- Coach Pat
We had a great weekend at the Summer Sanders Senior Invite (Holy Alliteration Batman!) in Roseville California. This meet brought in the all the biggest teams from all over California with a major showing from the Pacific, Sierra Nevada and Central California LSC's!
Full Results are up here: http://www.swimconnection.com/sn/exec/MeetResultsDispatch?meetSeqNo=2054&teamCode=
Major Congrats to Vincent Tejidor, our youngest finalist at the Summer Sanders meet yet, 13 years old and already fighting for his place in the finals! Way to go Vince!'
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