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About

Lakes Snakes Swimming

43 Sensational Seasons

We celebrate and appreciate the passionate, supportive, and enthusiastic families that make the Lakes Snakes Swim Team the best summer recreational swimming program in the valley.

2017 Season Highlights

Our 43rd season was exceptional as demonstrated by the following accomplishments:

75 Best Times – Performed at the APRA Swimmer’s Classic Meet

More than 65 Volunteers – Ensured enjoyable and efficient home meets serving as timers, ribbon distributors, and recorders

11 Team Records – Kali Kennedy, 5-6 girls’ 100 IM; Francesca Gongora, 7-8 girls’ 25 backstroke; Emily Deskin, 11-12 girls’ 50 breaststroke; Samantha Arredondo, 11-12 girls’ 100 freestyle and 100 IM; Haley Johnson, 15-18 girls’ 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke; Corbin Bray, 11-12 boys’ 100 freestyle and 100 IM; Andrew Davies-Boerner, 11-12 boys’ 50 breaststroke; Nicholas Murray, 11-12 boys’ 50 freestyle

10 State Champions – Elijah Allen, Samantha Arredondo, Corbin Bray, Emily Deskin, Kennedy Farnsworth, Christian Gongora, Sebastian Gongora, Nicholas Murray, Lauren Steinert, and Jonathan Zinger

End-of-season highlights, including the Team Celebration and APRA Swimmers’ Classic, are described below.

Team Banquet & Celebration — The end-of-season banquet and celebration took place Thursday, July 20. Swimmers and families gathered poolside for fun, recognition, and delicious food that included BBQ from Andrew’s (a snake alumnus). Swimmers completing the season received either a minnow cup (ages 5-6) or medal (ages 7-18). Forty-six athletes earned special awards for their consistent attendance; meet participation and performance; exceptional attitude, conduct, and work ethic; and superior sportsmanship and teamwork.

7-8 Girls

Georgia Brown, Francesca Gongora, Katie Saenz, Lola Strauss, Lila Foley

7-8 Boys

Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Zinger, Conrad Pfitzer, Jax Stevens, Noah Wentworth

9-10 Girls

Caylee Ellett, Anna Maney, Kasan Zayas, RyenHope Cozakos, Grace Cozens

9-10 Boys

Jimmy Nagle, Parker Filleman, Jude Stevens, Jack Fein, Andreas Santa Cruz

11-12 Girls

Sophia Moreno, Lauren Steinert, Kennedy Farnsworth, Hayden Matykiewiez, Lacy Brown

11-12 Boys

Akshay Venkatachalam, Corbin Bray, Kenneth Williams, Colby Ulm, Brady Fiscus

13-14 Girls

Ella Zeiders, Samantha Arredondo, Lily Cozens, Sydney Ulm, Clara Moffitt

13-14 Boys

Lucas Rable, Cameron Steinert, Nathan Rable

15-18 Girls

Zoe Johnson, Haley Johnson, Danielle Pope, Ashlyn Cooper, Macy Hunt

15-18 Boys

John Castellanos, Ellis Osborn, Sebastian Gongora

APRA Swimmer’s Classic — The 2017 season culminated with the Arizona Parks and Recreation Swimmer’s Classic, also known as the state meet, held July 22 at Kino Aquatic Center in Mesa. A record 47 athletes competed in 140 events, earned 97 medals, and posted 75 best times. The Lakes is very proud of all the swimmers!

The coaches and swim team committee respectfully acknowledge and whole-heartedly thank every athlete and family for making our 43rd season so memorable.

 

2016 Season Highlights

Accomplishments:

  • 170 Best Times – Performed at the East Valley Finale held July 16
  • 71 Best Times – Performed at the APRA Swimmer’s Classic Meet held July 23
  • Over 55 Volunteers – Ensured enjoyable and efficient home meets serving as timers, ribbon distributors, recorders, and by providing concessions and superior hospitality
  • 20 Sponsors – Supported the team with financial and product contributions
  • 6 Team Records – Samantha Arredondo, 11-12 girls’ 50 breaststroke and 100 freestyle; Sarah Ding, 15-18 girls’ 100 IM; Christian Gongora, 9-10 boys’ 50 freestyle; and Tayson Willey, 13-14 boys’ 50 backstroke and 100 IM

End-of-season highlights, including the East Valley Finale, Team Celebration, and APRA Swimmers’ Classic, are described below.

East Valley Meet — Eighty-two snake swimmers traveled to Seville Golf and Country Club for the 2016 Summer League Finale and some serious sliding fun following the meet. It was another fast day for the Snakes with 170 best times! Several swimmers improved their entry times in all four races, and everyone took home beautiful ribbons. Individual champions include Samantha Arredondo, Corbin Bray, Tyler Gaston, Ruby Hilton, Haley Johnson, Brandon Kiefer, Kona Ream, and Juniper Shutters.

Team Banquet & Celebration — The end-of-season banquet and celebration took place the evening of July 21. Swimmers and families gathered poolside for fun, recognition, and delicious food that included BBQ from Andrew’s (a snake alumnus). All swimmers received a 2016 snake certificate and either a minnow cup (ages 5-6) or medal (ages 7-18). Forty-four swimmers earned special awards for their consistent attendance; meet participation and performance; exceptional attitude, conduct, and work ethic; and superior sportsmanship and teamwork.

  • 7-8 Girls: Kathryn Ringer, Juniper Shutters, Savannah Eneboe, Alexandra Dimaano, and Anaya Glenn
  • 7-8 Boys: Caleb Ferrin, Brandon Kiefer, Jackson Gulseth, Jonathan Zinger, and Jude Stevens
  • 9-10 Girls: Eliana Mueller, Madeline Christoff, Hayden Matykiewicz, Marley Ragsdale, and Lauren Swanson
  • 9-10 Boys: Connor Rehill, Christian Gongora, Carter Hilton, Joshua Hackett, and Jack Fein
  • 11-12 Girls: Lexi Lamond, Samantha Arredondo, Ava Masche, Emily Deskin, and Kennedy Farnsworth
  • 11-12 Boys: Nick Murray, Andrew Davies-Boerner, Davis Filleman, Riley Rehill, and Keith Painter
  • 13-14 Girls: Alysia Aguirre, Haley Johnson, Ashlyn Cooper, and Ella Zeiders
  • 13-14 Boys: Sebastian Gongora, Evan Karel, Ben Burns, and John Castellanos
  • 15-18 Girls: Danielle Pope and Sarah Ding
  • 15-18 Boys: Kona Ream, Nat Allen, Matt Bergevin, and Ken Loi

APRA Swimmer’s Classic — The 2016 season culminated with the Arizona Parks and Recreation Swimmer’s Classic, also known as the state meet, held July 23 at Kino Aquatic Center in Mesa. A record 40 athletes competed in 119 events, earned 84 medals, and posted 71 best times. The Lakes is very proud of all the swimmers and our nine state champions: Nat Allen, Samantha Arredondo, Emily Deskin, Sarah Ding, Haley Johnson, Brandon Kiefer, Kona Ream, Vitto Ream, and Tayson Willey.

 

2015 Season Highlights
 

  • 150 families and more than 200 swimmers
  • 154 Best Times – Performed at the East Valley League Finale
  • 64 Best Times – Performed at the APRA Swimmer’s Classic Meet
  • More than 55 Volunteers – Ensured enjoyable and efficient home meets by serving as timers, ribbon distributors, recorders, and providing concessions and superior hospitality
  • 22 Sponsors – Supported the team with financial and product contributions
  • 6 Team Records – Samantha Arredondo, 11-12 girls’ 50 free and 100 IM; Ehsa Murray, 11-12 girls’ 100 free; and Nick Hudson, 13-14 boys’ 50 fly, 100 free, and 100 IM

End-of-season highlights, including the East Valley Summer Swim League Finale, Team Celebration, and APRA Swimmers’ Classic, are described below.

East Valley Meet — Eighty-five (48 more than last year!) snake swimmers were among more than 600 athletes who competed in the East Valley Finale held at McClintock Pool Friday and Saturday, July 18-19. These 85 individuals completed 338 events, posted 154 best times, and achieved 90 top ten finishes. League champions include Samantha Arredondo (11-12), Ehsa Murray (11-12), and Kona Ream (15-18).

Team Banquet & Celebration — The end-of-season banquet and celebration took place the evening of July 23. Swimmers and families gathered poolside for fun, recognition, and delicious food that included BBQ from Andrew’s (a snake alumnus). All swimmers received a special certificate designed by Nick Allion, Copy Right Printing, and either a minnow cup or medal with the 41st season logo created by Dorra Tang (also a former snake).

Forty-seven swimmers earned special awards for their consistent attendance and meet performance; exceptional attitude, conduct, and work ethic; and superior sportsmanship and teamwork.

  • 7-8 Girls: Kasan Zayas, Izabella Fitzmaurice, Tamsin Hurlbut, Paige Davies-Boerner, and Isabell Skemp
  • 7-8 Boys: Brandon Kiefer, Danny Sargent, Connor Rehill, Bennett Juve, and Caden Gorishek
  • 9-10 Girls: Lauren Steinert, Sophia Moreno, Pyper Hatch, Lillian Juve, and Hannah Frazier
  • 9-10 Boys: Christian Gongora, Riley Rehill, Corbin Bray, Nick Murray, and Ian Smith
  • 11-12 Girls: Samantha Arredondo, Hailee Tillett, Sydney Ulm, Ehsa Murray, and Ruby Norman
  • 11-12 Boys: Cameron Steinert, Luke Mueller, Tyler Gaston, Ben Burns-Carmichael, and Christopher Lane
  • 13-14 Girls: Devyn Faulkner, Haley Johnson, Grace Fraser, Cindy Saxton, Julia Reddie, Zoe Johnson, and Ellie Young
  • 13-14 Boys: Nick Hudson, Spencer Nelson, Joshua Hudson, and JJ Ragsdale
  • 15-18 Girls: Chloē Pfitzer, Allison Erskine, and Kari Haws
  • 15-18 Boys: Kona Ream, Nathaniel Allen, and Thomas Pozsonyi

APRA Swimmer’s Classic — The 2015 season culminated with the Arizona Parks and Recreation Swimmer’s Classic, also known as the state meet, held July 25 at Kino Aquatic Center in Mesa. A record 34 athletes competed in 100 events, earned 62 medals, and posted 64 best times. The Lakes can boast seven state champions: Samantha Arredondo, Sebastian Gongora, Pyper Hatch, Kelson Hogan, Nick Hudson, Ehsa Murray, and Kona Ream.