July 26, 2019
Congratulations to the Cruisers 12 & Under State Championship Team!
- 10u Girls: Daniela Yuk (10), Victoria Setyabudy (8), Mina Kennedy (10), and Amelia Pan (9)
- 10u Boys: Nathan Pham (10), and Vince Lin (10)
- 11-12 Girls: Ocean Taylor (12), Sadhu Rajesh (12), Sydney Meyer (12), Tayla Smith (12), and Ava Boccarossa (12)
- 11-12 Boys: Dante Dulay (12), Wesley Foster (12), Kaden Hung (11), Andrew Alindogan (11), and Daniel Shi (12).
Overall, the team finished in 3rd place with 661 points behind Utica Shelby Swim Club (1436 points) and Club Wolverine (2,213.5 points). Fourth and fifth place were taken by the Midland Dolphins (475 points) and Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics (472 points).
In scoring, PCC was led by Ocean Taylor (104 points), Dante Dulay (93 points), and Daniela Yuk (88 points). Ocean Taylor won four individual races (50/100 free, 100 breast, 200IM) and tied for the 11-12 girls high point award, meaning she scored the most individual points amongst all the 11-12 girls at the meet. Dante and Daniela both scored in the top 8 (A final) in all six of their individual races, swimming 14 races over the course of the three day state finals! Awesome job!
Ocean, Sadhu, Sydney, Tayla, Dante, Daniela, and Victoria will all be representing Team Michigan at the 14u Zone Championships next weekend in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Swimmers must achieve “AAA” times to qualify for the Zone Team.
Cruisers relay team did awesome, too! The 10u girl’s team finished 14th in the 4x100 Free Relay and 8th in the 4x100 Medley Relay. The 11-12 girl’s team finished 4th in the 4x100 Free Relay and 2nd in the 4x100 Medley Relay. The 11-12 boy’s team finished 4th in the 4x100 Free Relay and 3rd in the 4x100 Medley Relay.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I want to congratulate the 12u State Team on handling themselves with a publicly positive, respectful, and powerful presence! I was approached by a couple coaches who commented on how hard the team was swimming from the beginning to the end of their races, or how if a PCC swimmer was in a heat, everyone else better watch out! The truth, behind the scenes wasn’t quite are perfect as all that. There were a few struggles to work through. I’ve never been to a three day meet that didn’t have it’s ups and downs. It’s a testament to the team’s focus and planning however, that the public face of the team was a positive and powerful one. You should all be very proud!
The PCC 13-14/Open State Team is off to a great start out at the Holland Community Aquatic Center, and the JAWS State Games Team starts their sessions Saturday morning.
Great job, and good luck, Cruisers