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April 2019 Newsletter


April 2019 Newsletter


Hello Menlo Aquatic Families!


    In March, Marygrace De La Cruz and Sofia Nazario competed in the Junior Olympics.


Here are Marygrace, Coach Melissa and Sofia! On behalf of our team, Great Job girls!

    We begin holding early evaluations for our summer swim team; Menlo Mavericks. Evaluations will be held on Saturday, April 6th & 20th, May 4th & 11th and Sunday, April 14th & 28th, May 5th & 12th, from  10:00am-11:00am , with Coach Leah. Beginning May 1st, Wednesday night evaluations at 6:30, will only be for swimmers wishing to join Menlo Mavericks. Year-round evaluations will begin again in August.


Here are Sofia Nazario, Charlotte Teague, Blair Finn and Sayra Diaz at the Half Moon Bay Sprint-O-Rama. They swam in the 200 IM and 200 Freestyle relay!


Coach Melissa will be out of town from April 15th-19th, her group will be covered by Coach Aaron and Coach Katie.


    Looking forward : To our first Long Course Meet with De Anza Cupertino Aquatics, May 18th-19th, Registration [CLOSES AS OF 5/16].




Meets & Events


Saturday 4/13             Lap-A-Thon Fundraiser

                    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

                    Where: Burgess Pool, Menlo Park

Registration: TBA (please be on look out for an  email regarding this event!)    


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Athletes of the Month


Trainer Group (10/under)- Adelia Hodges

Age Group (10-12)- Lukash Hodges

Seniors (13-18)- Ofir Podoly


Each of these athletes has shown much improvement not only at swim meets, but also at practices. Each athlete has stepped up into a leadership role and pushed themselves and those around them to be better in and out of the water. Congratulations swimmers!









Caroline Zerella & Gabrielle Sonnberger


Leslie Batres


Hunter Dempsey & Rumie Salhi


Filip Pejakoviv


Akshat Maharaj


Ali Goker


Thomas Appenzeller


Chase Fedoronko


Ofir Podoly


Charlotte Teague & Finn Lueth


Mark Zats


Tabitha Seale & Max Robinson Villafand


Roy Nadav


Kiara Lindo


Charlotte Appenzeller & Michael Saste





Group Move Ups:

As usual, we want to remind everyone that swimmers can move up to the next group within their age group at any time. Move ups are looked at based on how often swimmers are attending practices and swim meets as well as their positive attitudes within practices.

From age group to age group, we offer move ups 3 times per year. One time in the fall, around August/September , one time in the winter, December/January , and one time in the spring May/June .




Your Menlo Aquatic Coaching Team 🌊