West Side Aquatics Swim Meet

 As we wind down our short course season, it was refreshing to see more of our swimmers at the meets.  We had 16 registered, unfortunately Canyon got sick and couldn't make it (feel better!).  Nonetheless it was definitely a treat witnessing Vision swimmers dominate on the blocks!  Below are some highlights during the meet.  Also some pictures care of Ara Mouradian (Big Thanks!!!) which you can view at: 

I missed a write up on a meet a month ago, in South Gate during the weekend of October 8th and 9th, but here are more pictures from that meet, taken by John Marasigan (Big Thanks as well!):

Timea Birau (16 yrs) – Placed in the top 5 in all her events.  Still improving on her 200 Breast where she dropped another 1.6 seconds!

Ethan Blank (9 yrs) – Gave everything he had in all his six events, placing in top 6 of the 200 Free and doing really well on the 50 Free with a 35.43.

Josh Blank (12 yrs) – Swam in five events and placed in the top 3 in three of them.  Most notable in the 50 Fly where he finished with a 31.04.

Altair Corona (16 yrs) – out of his five events, he placed in the top 10 in four of them!  Further improving his 100 Back time to 1:10!

Edward Dansirimitri (10 yrs) – Swam in four events this meet and did an impressive 50 Free with 32.55 seconds.

Jean Darbo (9 yrs) – Competed in 7 events in this meets, contributed 95 points to the club, finished all in the top 10, including 1st place finish overall in the 100 Fly.

Ava Khatibi (11 yrs) – Six events this time for Ava, placing 1st in two of them!  Most impressive is the 100 Fly time of 1:04.63!

Nicole Khatibi (13 yrs) – Swam in four events and turned in amazing times, particularly in the 50 Free with a 29.91 seconds!

Daniel Kim (14 yrs) – Competed in three events and showed us great times in the 200 Free (2:11) and 50 Free (27.29).

Aiden Mertzel – (10 yrs) – Placed in the top 10 in two of four events, the other two were 11th and 12th place!  Ranked 1st in 50 breast for his age group!

Alek Mouradian (12 yrs) – Out of six events, Alex improved drastically in four of them, placing 6th in the 50 Back with a 38.95…in the other two events, one was maintained, the other was a first-time event.

Ayk Mouradian (10 yrs) – Ayk swam six events and dropped times on four!  He also placed in the top 10 in two, the 100 Free and the 100 Fly.

Lara Villavicencio (12 yrs) – Swam three events, placing 2nd in one of them (50 Back)!

Justin Wang (14 yrs) – Competed in five events, impressing us again in the 50 Free with a 26.82 and a couple of dropped times in the others.

Alissa Wiggins (9 yrs) – In her first event with Vision, Alyssa did three events, all placing in the top 20 with impressive times in the 100 Free (1:24) and 100 Fly (1:36)!

To those swimmers who have qualified for the WAGs, congratulations!  Don't stop there, I'm sure there are others to qualify for.  And for those who haven't, we still have another meet on December 3rd and 4th, conveniently at the San Fernando Pool.  Don't forget to sign up asap!


Rico Villavicencio