SOBA Places First at 2015 SCAA Summer Championship-Congratulations!!

CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic Summer Championship Meet!

SOBA earned the most points at the 2015 SCAA Summer Championship Meet, coming in first in our division and winning the entire meet. We were so thrilled to share that big trophy with everyone at our awards celebration today at 5:00.

Almost every swimmer who participated Saturday scored points for the team – this was truly a TEAM EFFORT!
  96% of you had at least one personal best time at Winter Champs – WOW!!
    21% had one best time
     33% had two best times, and
      43% had best time in ALL THREE EVENTS – that is FANTASTIC – so proud of you, swimmers!


Most Time Dropped – Genevieve Fernandez  36.94 total 
She gets to take the trophy home for the entire summer break. Way to go Genevieve! Close runners-up are Ruka G with a total drop of 24.94; William B with 24.07; Kate K with 23.01; Max J with 22.76; Luke R with 21.65

High point earner
Two-Way Tie: Riley Pierce & Lexi Tecun Each with 143 Points
Each of these teammates earned 1st place in the medley relay (42 points). Lexi placed 1st in all three of her individual events (3 x 21 points); Riley placed 1st in both relays, 1 indiv event and 2nd in his other 2 individual events. Congratulations Riley and Lexi! Each of you gets to take the trophy home one night this week. Close runners-up are: Jordan B 141 points; Jude R 140 points; Collin G 139 points; Kent Z 138.5 points; Cade B & Jasmine W 135 points each

The Big Trophy
After our ‘most time dropped’ achievers and our high point earners have had their time with the trophy, each swimmer will have the opportunity to take it home for a few days at a time. We’ll go in order of most time dropped (i.e. ‘best’ of the personal best times)

New Team Records
We had 6 new team records set at the 2015 Summer Champs meet. Congratulations to:
   Riley Pierce M 9-10 50 Y Breaststroke 38.15
   Riley Pierce M 9-10 100 Y Freestyle 1:04.23
   Riley Pierce M 9-10 100 Y IM 1:15.92 < Nick Paz 2009>
   Cade Bosch M 15-18 50 Y Freestyle 22.73
   Cade Bosch M 15-18 100 Y Freestyle 50.55
   Jasmine Wu F 15-18 100 Y Freestyle 58.84 < Breana Jacobs 2013>

New Red/Blue/JO Club Members:
The Red, Blue and JO Club represent the different ‘Time Standards’ by age groups outlined by Southern California Swimming. These represent the ‘top’ level of swimming in our region, with the Winter Junior Olympic (JO) being the toughest category, followed by Summer JO, then Blue Times, then Red. Coach Dede has created recognition stars for each level, and she tracks the progress (thank you Coach Dede!). Congratulations to NEW members of…
-The Red Club: Nicholas C (Br), Seven C (Bk), Bridgette D (50 Fr, Bk), Ruka G (Br), Sofia P (Bk), Ryan R (50/100 Fr)
-The Blue Club: CJ (Fl), Sean D (100/200 Fr), Alex F (100 Fr), Ryan F (50 Fr), Collin G (Bk), Jaylin H (Bk), Michael M (Br), Jasmine W (100 Fr, Bk)
-Summer Junior Olympics: Lauren C (Br)
  Summer JO Relays: Coach Dede listed last night – several!
-Winter Junior Olympics: Rylee N (Br), Gavin P (50 Fr), Riley P (IM)
  Winter JO Relays: Coach Dede listed last night – several!
-SCS Recordable Time: Riley Pierce (Br)

If you want to check out the Time Standards (and maybe set out a new goal for yourself), they are available Online at the Southern California Swimming website; the time standards are updated annually.

Special SOBA Champs “Milestones”
-Congrats to our ‘first timers’ at a Championship Meet: Henry B, Madeline B, William Bl, Isabel B, William By, Coco C, Andrea C, Angelo C, Fabiana D, Genevieve F, Rowan G, Danielle J, Stefan L, Sebi P, Cristian R, Luke R, Dylan R, Adam V, Alex Z!!!

-Completing THREE championship Meets: Angel A, Claudia B, Jackson C, Brooke H, Laila H, Malia H, Malia L, Hope O, Sofie S
-Honored for participating in FIVE championship meets: Josh H, Sophia L, Isaac R, Charlie R
-Recognized for participating in SEVEN championship meets: David B, CJ C, Brian C, Sally G, Ruka G, Max J, Alex M, Sergio M, Jude R, Coach Romi
-Shout out for participating in TEN championship meets: Allison C, Tony D, Riley P, Jasmine W, Kent Z and Coach Dean!
-11 Champs: Alyssa B, Cade B, Allie J, Jenna P
-12 Champs: Isabelle C, Lauren C, Ryan F
-13 Champs: Daniel B, Ryan R
-14 Champs: Alexandra B, Seven C, Kaitlyn R, Kevin Z
-15 Champs: Alex F,
-16 Champs: Gabe H, Kaio M.
-18 Champs: Lexi T
-Most champs to date: Jacob Victorica at 19 champs!!
-YES, we do have swimmers with 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 champs to their credit (you know who you are!); the aforementioned swimmers hit certain ‘milestones’ which we recognized at Awards Day.

Relays at Champs
We don’t get to do relays often, so it’s really special when we have so many relay teams at champs meets! This year, we had a relay entered in every gender and age group. Relays are important to the team, because they earn DOUBLE points. Medals are awarded for teams who place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd BUT points are awarded to all teams who place 1st thru 6th

Congratulations on Promotions!
At the conclusion of each season, we often promote swimmers who are ready for the next skill level group. Congratulations to the swimmers whom we are promoting!
-Promoted from C to C1: Madeline Bartsch, Andrea Cornejo, Danielle Juckett, Nico Maffucci (these swimmers now have the option of coming up to four days per week: M-Th)
-Promoted from C1 to B: Angel Aguayo, Raina Henty-Dodd (these swimmers now have the option of coming up to five days per week: M-Fri)
-Promoted from B to B1: Jaylin Henderson
-Promoted from B1 to A: Alyssa Bosch, Tommy Nelson
plus we know a couple more of you are really close to promotion to the next group, so work hard, and stay tuned for details!

THANK YOU for all your help with all the ‘jobs’ we were assigned by the league. We really appreciate you pitching in to help make this meet run as smoothly as possible. We are lucky to have so many fantastic team families with SOBA!

Way to go swimmers – we are so proud of you! This was a FANTASTIC way to end the season! We are so thrilled for our team, and so excited for all of your successes at summer champs.

Don’t forget our “Fun Day and Pizza Party” on Thursday at 5-6pm – parents, you are welcome to get in the water too! Then the SOBA families will be treated to a pizza party in the grassy area at the pool. Come and enjoy! Please Sign In to RSVP by Tuesday!

We have regular practice times this week Tu thru Th. Then… Summer break is Friday August 14 thru the following week of August 17; see you back to kick-off our fall/winter season on Monday August 24.

During the break: Pre-Comp and Dive/Turn Clinic + Private Lessons