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Summer JO's 2014

SUMMER JUNIOR OLYMPICS

2014

 

“So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”

 

~ Michael Phelps

 

ORCA delivered 24 swimmers to the 2014 Summer Junior Olympics in Mission Viejo to swim in individual events and relays. They produced 41 total best times, 11 individual ORCA records, 2 relay ORCA records, 2 SCR new time standards, and 34 new changes to the ORCA All-Time Top Five Times List. Many ORCA swimmers came back to finals, finishing in the top 16, and some medaled in places 1 through 8. The SJO Meet and the Sectionals Meet concludes ORCA’s 2013-2014 season, a stellar season, with hopes for an equally bright future in the 2014-2015 swim season. Looking forward to more great swims, beginning in September, after a slightly modified workout and training schedule in August. Happy vacations to all the ORCA families and coaches!

 

Hayden (Smooshie) Beasley (9): swam the 50 Fly, dropping 3.81 secs, snagging the #4 spot on the ORCA All-Time Top Five Times List. Swimming the 100 Fly, he dropped 5.87 secs, getting the #4 on the ORCA top five list. He also swam on the record breaking 200 Medley Relay team, swimming the anchor leg. He also swam on the 200 Free Relay team.

 

Isaiah Beasley (14): swam 6 individual events, breaking two long standing ORCA records, and going back to finals in four events. In the 100 Fly he placed 9th in finals. In the 200 Fly, dropping 5.36 secs, he broke a 17 year old record by Charlie Fisher in 1997 (2:28.78) by swimming a 2:28.12 and placing 10th at finals. In the 200 Free, dropping 1.89 secs, he broke the 21 year old record of Don Tognazzini in 1993 (2:10.58) by swimming a 2:08.76, and placing 11th at finals. Isaiah finished 14th at finals in the 50 Free. He also swam the 100 Free and the 200 IM.

 

Caden Birinyi (9): swam in 5 individual events and two relays. In the 50 Fly he dropped 1.16 secs and took the #5 position on the ORCA top five list. He also swam in the 100 Fly, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 50 Back, and in the 200 Free Relay swimming the anchor leg, and swam on the ORCA record breaking Medley Relay team, swimming the butterfly leg.

 

Jacob Christensen (15): swam in 3 individual events and in 3 relays, breaking an ORCA record, and achieving a SCR time standard in the 100 Breast, dropping 0.79 secs, taking the ORCA record from Alexander Castellanos (1:11.68) by swimming a 1:10.91, and medaling 7th place at finals. Swimming the 200 Breast, he dropped 2.55 secs, climbed to the #2 place on the ORCA top five list, and took the 7th place medal at finals. Jacob dropped 4.24 secs in the 200 IM, and made the #5 spot on the top five list. As lead-off in the 200 Free Relay, he dropped 0.17 secs. In the 200 and 400 Medley Relays he swam breaststroke.

 

Jen Davis (16): swam 4 individual events, 200 Back, 100 Free, 100 Fly, and 100 Back.

 

Austin De La O (10): swam 6 individual events, 2 relays, broke 2 individual ORCA records and swam on one record breaking relay team. In the 100 Back, dropping 3.17 secs, he broke Joey Colton’s record from 2004 (1:26.27) with a swim of 1:24.48, and placing 11th at finals. In the 200 IM, dropping 7.14 secs, he broke Jason Dinh’s 2011 ORCA record (3:04.80) by swimming 3:04.64. In the 50 Back, dropping 0.24 secs, he made the #4 spot on the top five list, and in the 50 Free, dropping 1.52 secs, he climbed to the #2 place on the top five list. In the 50 Fly he dropped 2.08 secs. He also swam the 100 Fly. Austin swam the lead-off leg of the record breaking 200 Medley Relay team. As lead-off in the 200 Free Relay, he dropped 0.44 secs.

 

Jason Dinh (14): swam in 6 individual events, made changes to the ORCA top five list, and made it back to finals in one event. He dropped 15.55 secs swimming the 200 Free, made #3 on the top five swimming the 800 Free, swimming the 200 Breast and dropping 2.87 secs, he took the #4 spot on the top five list. Dropping 3.04 secs in the 100 Breast, he climbed to the #2 position on the top five list and 15th place at finals. Jason also swam the 50 Free, dropping 0.38 secs, and the 100 Free.

 

Drake Dusterhoft (15): swam in two individual events 3 relay events. He dropped 0.24 secs in the 200 Back and swam the 1500 Free to the #2 spot on the ORCA top five list. Drake swam the butterfly legs in the 200 and 400 Medley Relays and the second leg of the 200 Free Relay.

 

George Eskander (15): swam the anchor legs of the 200 and 400 Medley Relays, and the third leg of the 200 Free Relay.

 

Jasmine Garcia (12): swam the anchor leg on the ORCA record breaking team for the 200 Medley Relay, and lead-off for the 400 Medley Relay.

 

Daniel Herrera (16): swam in 5 individual events and 3 relays, broke 3 records, changed 2 other places on the top five list, and made it back to finals in 4 events. Dropping 3.32 secs in the 200 Back, he broke Connor Regan’s 2009 record (2:25.40) swimming a 2:24.14, and placing 13th at finals. In the 200 Free, dropping 2.73 secs, he made the #2 spot on the ORCA top five list and 15th place at finals. His drop of 4.58 secs in the 400 Free broke his own record from last year (4:35.40) swimming a 4:30.82 and 16th place at finals. Daniel’s drop of 0.83 secs in the 100 Back broke a 9 year old record by Rex Learmouth (1:06.59) swimming 1:05.94 and coming in 9th place at finals. He also tied the #4 spot on the top five list for the 100 Free by dropping 0.10 secs. Daniel swam lead-off in the 200 and 400 Medley Relays, dropping 0.28 secs in the 100 Back. He also swam the anchor leg of the 200 Free Relay.

 

Jesse Hill (15): swam the 200 Fly and the 200 Breast.

 

Clarissa Hoyt (12): swam 6 individual events and 4 relays, broke 2 records and changed 3 other spots on the ORCA top five list, and made it back to finals in 4 events. Dropping 1.44 secs in the 100 Fly, she broke her own record from last month (1:14.08) by swimming a 1:12.64 and placing 9th place at finals. A drop of 0.03 secs in the 50 Fly produced another broken record, again one of her own from last month (32.83) swimming 32.80 and medaling 7th at finals. A 0.97 secs in the 50 Breast gave Clarissa a SCR time standard, 5th place medal at finals, and the #2 position on the top five list. She dropped 1.40 secs in the 100 Breast, giving her the #3 spot on the top five list and 9th place at finals. The 0.91 sec drop in the 50 Free earned her the #5 place on the top five list. She also swam the 100 Free, the breaststroke leg of the record breaking 200 Medley Relay team, lead-off in the 400 Free Relay, the butterfly leg of the 400 Medley Relay, and the second leg of the 200 Free Relay.

 

Micaela Koeppen (12): swam in 2 individual events and 4 relays. In the 50 Fly she dropped 0.04 seconds. She swam the 50 Breast. In the relays Micaela swam the butterfly leg in the ORCA record breaking 200 Medley Relay, the second leg of the 400 Free Relay, and anchor legs for the 200 Free Relay and the 400 Medley Relay.

 

Makena Koeppen (8): swam the second leg of the 200 Free Relay and the butterfly leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

 

Jada Lazaga (10): swam 6 individual events and 2 relays. In the 50 Breast, dropping 0.96 secs, she entered the ORCA top five list at #5 and came back to finals finishing 15th. Jada dropped 3.13 secs in the 100 Back, 1.25 secs in the 100 Free, and 0.56 secs in the 100 Breast. She also swam the 50 Fly and the 50 Free. Jada swam the anchor leg for the 200 Free Relay, and the breaststroke for the 200 Medley Relay.

 

Calvin Lee (10): Swam 2 individual events and 2 relays. He swam the 50 Breast and the 100 Breast, the third leg of the 200 Free Relay, and the breaststroke leg of the ORCA record breaking 200 Medley Relay.

 

Kelsea Lemmel (10): swam the third leg of the 200 Free Relay and the anchor leg of the 200 Medley Relay.

 

Aj Lemnitzer (12): swam 3 individual events. In the 50 back, dropping 1.60 secs, he placed 10th at finals and broke a 23 year old ORCA record belonging to Don Tognazzini in 1991 (35.40) …… 11 years before Aj was even born ….. sprinting past with a 34.83! He swam the 50 Fly, dropping 1.47 secs to capture the #4 spot on the ORCA top five list, and he swam the 100 Back.

 

Ethan Nguyen (11): swam 2 individual events, the 100 Back and the 50 Back.

 

Jayden Nguyen (10): swam the 100 Back, dropping 0.13 secs.

 

Edie Noyes (12): swam 3 individual events and 3 relays. In her 50 Back, dropping 0.27 secs she claimed the #4 spot on the ORCA top five list. Swimming the 50 Fly she dropped 0.69 secs. She also swam the 50 Free, lead-off in the ORCA record breaking 200 Medley Relay, and lead-off for the 200 Free Relay.

 

Alexa Pacis (12): swam 2 individual events and 2 relays. In the 50 Breast, dropping 0.66 secs, she grabbed the #5 position on the ORCA top five list. She also swam the 100 Breast, anchor leg in the 400 Free Relay, and breaststroke in the 400 Medley Relay.

 

Alejandro Sobrera (17): swam the 100 Breast, dropping 6.60 secs

 

Gracie Tesitore (10): swam lead-off in the 200 Free Relay and the 200 Medley Relay.