Update: Video from Trip - Great job Sasha:
PAC took 26 swimmers, two coaches, and three chaperones to Folsom,
CA for the Sierra Marlins Spring Splash. It was the best
travel meet by far for PAC. Our swimmers had a great time
racing, hanging out, eating at In-N- Out Burger and bowling after
the meet on Saturday.
We all had lots of laughs and it was so great to see all 26
athletes get along so well. I want to thank Mark Geren, Scott
Derr and Chelsea Ellertson for being such outstanding chaperones.
They had food water, snacks and every meal coordinated for us
each day and woke out swimmers up and did night time bed checks.
Also, a big thank you to Nancy Fogel who arranged the
flights, hotel and bowling excursion and finally Zoya Brown who
arranged out outstanding orange Folsom Travel Team shirts (they
were a big hit)!
pool it was our first outdoor long course meet and we were great.
I am so proud of our swimmers as they got to compete against
swimmers they have never raced against and learned about how
different LSC’s run their meets. One big change for PAC
was all swimmers had to check in for every event each day and then
there were no heat sheets. We had to wait for a posting of
all of the ones of the swimmers with their heat and lane. Our
swimmers were focused and ready for every event and they swam very
well. Below will be best times and for those who competed in
early May last year I have a comparison of times to show how well
our swimmers are doing so early in the year.
four events fast than last year by 11 seconds!
Anderson- two best times and 3 events faster than last year by 10
one best time and two events faster than last year by 8
two best times and 3 events faster than last year by 13
two best times by 4 seconds
Clement- two best times and 4 events faster than last year by 14
Hazel Derr- 5
best times by 12 seconds
Great racing in the 100 Free
Great racing in the 200 IM
one best time and 4 events faster than last year by 11
one best time by 31 seconds and 4 events faster than last year by
one best time and one other faster than lat yea by one
Harrison Bower- seven best times and 4 faster than las year by
nearly 30 seconds
three events faster than last year by 7 seconds
one event faster than last year by nearly one second
five best times and 4 events faster than last year by nearly 30
three best times by by 7 seconds
Lungershausen- six best times by by nearly 14 seconds
two best times by nearly 3 seconds
two best times by over 30 seconds
Oppenheimer- four events faster than lat year by 4
one best time by one second
three events faster than last year by over 3 seconds
Soderquist- two events faster than last year by over two
Great racing in the 100 and 200 Fly
Goodwin- seven best times by over one minute