August 3, 2014
SPEEDO CHAMPIONS SERIES CA/NV
“It does not matter how many times you get knocked down,
but how many times you get back up”
~ Vince Lombardi
ORCA proudly sent three of their finest swimmers to this Sectionals Meet on the very same weekend as SJO. Madison Tedesco (20), Joseph Babbitt (20), and Lawrence Oxborough (21) not only swam some great races but also served as an inspiration to all the younger ORCA swimmers, showing that with hard work, perseverance, and preparation, they too, could qualify to swim in some of the most elite and prestigious meets in California and beyond.
Joseph Babbitt swam the 100 Free, dropping 1.39 secs, and again in a time trial dropping 0.11 secs for a total drop of 1.50 secs and a final time of 54.18 (breaking Lawrence Oxborough’s record from June very briefly before Lawrence swam the event in the same meet). He swam the 100 Fly, dropping 1.08 secs and breaking his own record from two weeks ago (1:00.73) by going a 59.65. He also swam the 50 Free, dropping 0.04 secs.
Lawrence Oxborough swam the 100 Free, dropping 1.32 secs, for 17th place in the meet and breaking his record from last month (54.24) with a 52.92. He swam the 200 Free, dropping 1.17 secs, breaking his own record from June (1:57.49) by going a 1:56.32, and medaled in 5th place. Lawrence swam the 100 Back, dropping 1.52 secs, placing 17th in the meet, and breaking his own record from the 2014 Speedo Grand Challenge Meet in May (1:03.76) swimming a 1:02.24. He also swam the 50 Free, dropping 0.21 secs.
Madison Tedesco swam the 200 IM, breaking her own record from last year (2:34.69), swimming a 2:34.57. She swam the 50 Free, breaking an eight year old record by Krystal Deets (30.43) by going a 29.97. Madison also swam the 100 and 200 Fly.
Congratulations to these fine swimmers, hoping they swim for ORCA for many more years to come!