AZOT successfully kicks off SCY Championship Season!

AZOT successfully kicks off SCY championship season with impressive swims @ AZOT Blue Champ!

 

Below 50F temperatures and a weekend-long downpour did not stop Aquazots from swimming their hardest at the team-hosted Spring Blue Championship meet that took place in Portola High on Feb 7-9, 2019.  Some even broke team records! All of AZOT swimmers found a way to keep warm and pumped-up by loudly cheering for their teammates! Way to go team!

 

CONGRATS to all swimmers who achieved personal best times and earned new cuts for the upcoming Summer/Spring JO, WAG and JAG!

 

Friday night started with some great races in timed finals from our 10&Under swimmers that was carried with even stronger performances for the next two days. 

 

Girls 8Under:  These ladies managed to earn many personal best times and place Top10 in 19 events. Some notable achievements were made by Summer Shaves who came 1st in 50 Fly and Haylee Pramono with a 2nd place in 50 back. 

 

Boys 8&Under:  Our younger boys placed Top10 in 12 events. Joseph Baek took 1st in 50 Free and Jason Liu 2nd Place in 50 Fly. Nice job!

 

Girls 10&Under:  They came out with 9 Top10 swims. Keira Ding took 1st Place in a 100 IM, followed by Nataly Andriashvili with a 2nd Place in a 100 Free. Sophia Leonardo came 2nd in a 50 Back and Morgan Vu 3rd in 50 Breast. All of these ladies made PBs in most of their events!

 

New WAG/JAG/JO cuts were achieved by: 

Morgan Vu (9): 50 Breast

Nataly Andriashvili  (10): 100 Free 100 IM 50 Free

Keira Dinh (10): 50 Free , 200 IM

Sofia Leonardo  (10): 50 Back,  100 Back

 

Boys10&Under:  The boys made it even and had 10 Top10 swims. Amran Fategh led in 50 Free and Taylor Thongintra in 200 Free. Amir Ali took 2nd Place in 50 Breast while Chase Clements finished 3rd in the same event. 

 

New WAG/JAG/JO cuts were achieved by:

Amir Ali (9): 50 Back

Arman Fategh (10): 50 Free 100 IM

Justin Zhang (10): 50 Back

Mason Nguyen (10): 100 Back

Chase Clements  (10): 50 Breast

Chilly and wet morning conditions also seemed to be ignored by our 11&Older swimmers who started with strong preliminary swims! Many of the swimmers earned their personal best times and quite a few made their way to finals.  11-12 Girls scored some good points for the team by coming back and swimming finals. Big thumbs up to the girls with 13 final swims, placing Top3 in quite a few of the races.  Besides the rain drops, we have seen many drops in their times!  11-12 Boys were on fire, making it to over 30 final races and earning PBs in most. They managed to place top 3 in 19 races! High five to all of our 11-12 year olds who fiercely raced some of the most gruesome events such as 200Fly, 400IM and 1650Free!

 

New WAG/JAG/JO cuts were achieved by:

MaKenna Stinson  (11): 50 Back

Ayla Kailiponi  (12):  100 Fly

Aliyah Fan (12): 100 IM , 100 Fly, 50 Fly, 50 Free

Jaclyn Kanda  (12): 500 Free , *200 Back  (13/14)

Zara Masud (12): 100 IM , *200 Back  (13/14)

 

Dylan Mac (11): 50 Fly

Holden Levine (11):  50 Breast

Daneel Polakoff  (12): * 200 Back (13/14),  50 Free, * 200 Fly(13/14)

Matthew Han (11): 1 00 IM 50 Back

Christopher Mattar (12):  50 Breast, 50 Free, 100 Back

Jaren Tseng (12):  50 Fly, 50 Free

Ian Sun (11): 100 Free , *200 Back  (13/14), *200 Fly  (13/14)

Cole Seager (12):  100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Back

Alex Schwartz  (12): * 1000 Free (13/14), * 1850 Free ( 13/14), * 200 Fly ( 13/14), * 400 IM ( 13/14)

Nathan Wu (12): * 200 Fly (13/14), * 400 IM (13/14)

 

The  13/14 and 15&Over had many solid swims as well. Quite a few made it to finals, improved their times and earned a few cuts for the upcoming championship meets. As JAG/WAG/JOs qualifying times become harder to achieve for the seniors, these  AZOT swimmers were more focused as ever! 

 

New WAG/JAG/JO cuts were achieved by:

Ellie Scalzo (13): 100 Fly

Chloe Hickman  (13): 200 Fly

Milan Bever (13): 50 Fre e, 100 Free

Kiana Fan (14): 50 Free

 

George Andriashvili :(13):  100 Breast 200 Breast

Nathaniel Ince  (13) 100 Free 50 Free 100 Back

Byongkyu Kim (14):  100 Back 100 Breast 100 Free 200 Back 200 Breast

Nolan Chomin (15):  200 Free, 100 Back

 

Finally, It would not be a true (and a fun) championship meet without relays! And Azot did not disappoint! 

 

5-8 Girls RELAY  not only broke Team Record  from 2001 in 100 Medley Relay by 6 seconds, 1:13.32  (Haylee Pramono, Taryn Nguyen, Summer Shaves, Maggie Mu ), but also took 1st Place in a 100 Free Relay. CONGRATS!!!

 

5-8 Boys RELAY  great job for placing 2nd in a 100 Free Relay!

 

7-10 Boys RELAY  also made a splash by earning solid 1st Place in 200 Medley Relay. 

 

11-12 Girls RELAY  fought their way to 1st Place in 200 IM and placed 3rd in 200 Free

11-12 Boys RELAY  came 3rd in 200 Free, and 1st in 200 IM

 

13-14 Girls RELAY  placed 1st in 400 Free and 400 IM

13-14 Boys RELAY  placed 2nd in 400 Free, 1st, 2nd & 3rd in 400 IM

 

15 &Over Boys RELAY also came 1st in 400 IM Relay

 

 

We could not have such a great meet without our wonderful coaches! Your hard work did not go unnoticed! Special thanks to coach Brian who was on deck  all sessions, including distance swims. 

 

And finally, our meet admins and set-up volunteers deserve a special gratitude!  Once again Aquazot family and coaches pulled together a great meet, while our swimmers brought a lot of effort and and great swims  to the swim deck, and,  most importantly,  showed a great deal of comradeship!