March 19, 2018
SRVA had a fantastic meet this weekend at the Junior Olympics Championships in Pleasanton. This group swam with confidence, poise, and determination. They represented SRVA in the best possible way and the coaches are incredibly proud of them. During the finals sessions, our swimmers were the only swimmers cheering for their teammates at the end of their lanes.
SRVA had nine relays compete over the weekend. All of the 200 Freestyle and 200 Medley relays qualified for Far Westerns. The 400 Free Relays were all best times for those relays. It was great to see everyone step up for the team on their relay swims.
Elaina Robinson made finals in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke placing 9th and 6th. She had big drops in all of her other races as well.
Gabby Nguyen made finals in the 100 Butterfly placing 6th. She was also LTB in all of her races and made several new Far Western times.
Megan Nguyen swam LTB in all of her races. She broke the one minute barrier in her 100 Free with a 58.94.
Ava Tseng swam the 500 Free and dropped three seconds, it was a great race with awesome pacing.
Sarah Han swam in four individual races and had a lot of nice swims. She was a big part of all the 13-14 girls relays.
Piper Stickler swam LTB times in the 100 Free, 200 Free, and 500 Free with big times drops. She was second alternate in the 500 Free and came very close to a Far Western time.
Kyla Kelly swam great, making finals in the 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, and 400 IM. Her highest finish was 2nd in the 200 Fly.
Camila Alonzo had a best time in the 100 Freestyle and swam on all three of the 13-14 girls relays.
Brian Choi had some amazing swims over the weekend. He won the 100 Free, 200 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, and made finals in the 50 Breast and 100 Breast.
Darrell Liu swam individually in the 50 Free and swam a LTB. He also had three great relay swims on the 11-12 boys relays.
David Kang made finals in the 50 Back and 100 Back. He made multiple Far Western times and swam great all weekend.
Eliot Yoo made finals in the 50 Breast and placed 9th. He did a LTB in the morning and then again in Finals. He also swam the 100 Breast and was on the 200 Medley Relay.
Eamon Helding swam great in the 100 Free and 200 Free. He qualified for Far Westerns in the 200 Free with a big time drop.
Dillon Smith made finals in the 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, and 400 IM with his highest finish being 2nd.
Lisa Zhao swam in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke. She had a LTB in the 100 Breast with a two second drop.
Aaron Jiang and Keira Chapman both swam on relays and swam great for the team.