April 9, 2018
This year, we had 8 swimmers qualify for Far Westerns in 32 individual events and 6 relays. Far Westerns is the most competitive meet that our age group swimmers attend. Our swimmers did an incredible job, we should all be proud of their effort, resiliency, and performances. They dealt with stormy conditions and intense competition to swim fast and perform at their best. Congratulations to all of our swimmers and their effort.
Brian Choi made 2 finals in the 50 Fly and 100 Fly where he placed 7th and 6th respectively. He had best times in most of his races and swam outstanding.
Elaina Robinson had three swims and had best times in all three swims. She made finals in the 200 Breaststroke and was 12th place in the 100 Breaststroke.
David Kang had some great swims over the weekend, dropping time in all of his individual swims. He set the team record in the 100 Backstroke leading off our relay and then repeated the performance in his individual event.
Gabby Nguyen had big drops in her 100 Breast, 200 Free and 500 Free. She was really poised in all of her swims and competed very well.
Kyla Kelly set the team record in the 100 Backstroke and had a big time drop in her 100 Freestyle to lead off our 400 Free Relay. She was first alternate in the 200 Backstroke and second alternate in the 100 Backstroke.
Darrell Liu had one individual event, 50 Free, and he continued to drop time in it. He was also our anchor for three boys relays over the weekend.
Eliot Yoo dropped two seconds in his 100 Breaststroke which was a big swim for him. He was also on our two medley relays and swam great in both.
Eamon Helding swam only the 200 Free and he dropped almost a full second in it. He swam very aggressively and was tough at the end of his race.
Piper Stickler, Camila Alonso, Sarah Han, and Aaron Jiang competed on relays and swam great.
All of our relays dropped time from their seed times and moved up in place.
11/12 Boys 400 Medley Relay placed 4th
11/12 Boys 200 Medley Relay placed 6th
11/12 Boys 200 Free Relay placed 10th
13/14 Girls 400 Free Relay placed 14th
13/14 Girls 200 Medley Relay placed 21st
New Team Records:
Brian Choi 11/12 50 Butterfly: 26.24
Brian Choi 11/12 100 Butterfly: 58.25
Brian Choi 11/12 200 IM: 2:13.19
David Kang 11/12 100 Backstroke: 1:02.04
Kyla Kelly 13/14 100 Backstroke: 59.30