SOBA Places First at 2016 SCAA Summer Championship-Congratulations!!

CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic Summer Championship Meet on Saturday!

SOBA earned the most points at Saturday’s Summer Championship Meet, coming in first in our division and winning the entire meet.

Almost every swimmer who participated Saturday scored points for the team – this was truly a TEAM EFFORT!
  88% of you had at least one personal best time at Winter Champs – WOW!!
    26% had one best time
     31% had two best times, and
      31% had best time in ALL THREE EVENTS – that is FANTASTIC – so proud of you, swimmers!

Most Time Dropped – Lauren Chiu  28.42 total 
She gets to take the trophy home for the entire summer break. Way to go Lauren! Close runners-up are Santiago with a total drop of 22.99; Brian with 19.64; Dillon with 18.88; Georgia with 16.78; Marissa with 16.17; Gretchen with 14.92; Madeline with 13.25; Charlie with 13.55;

High point earner
Two-Way Tie: Angelo Cortez & Cristian Ramirez Each with 145 Points
Each of these teammates placed 1st in 2 events (21 pts x 2) and 2nd in another event (19 pts) AND they both were part of both the Medley and Free relays which placed 1st (42 pts x 2). Congratulations Angelo and Cristian! Each of you gets to take the trophy home one night this week. Close runners-up are: Terry H with 142 points; Kaia H-D and Sophia L with 141 points each ; Danny G 137 points; Emily R with 126 points, Jude R with 123 points, Sofie S with 122 points

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 2 new team records set at the 2016 Summer Champs meet. Congratulations to:
   Gavin Pierce M 13-14 200 Y Freestyle 1:58.99 <Kevin Zeballos 2014>
   Jasmine Wu F 15-18 50 Y Freestyle 26.38 < Breana Jacobs 2012>

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: NEW Allison Camfield (13) 50 Fr, Santiago Cline-Lopez (7) Bk, Dominic Del Monte (13) 50 Fr, Ryan Fuqua (13) 50/100 Fr, Bk, Raina Henty-Dodd (11) 100 Fr, Br, Arianna Marquez (14) Fly, Sebi Pinto (7) Bk, Adam Varga (9) 50 Fr / Moving UP with additional red times: Colin Glenn 100 Fr, Madeline Bartsch Fly, Michael Maffucci IM, Rylee Nakayama 50 Fr, Isaac Ramirez 200/100 Fr
-The Blue Club: NEW Lauren Chiu (13) Br, Kaio Miatti (16) Br, Sergio Morales (14) 50 Fr / Moving UP with additional blue times: Maddy Garcia 50 Fr, Lexi Texun Br

-Summer Junior Olympics: NEW Alex Morales (14) 50 Fr, Jasmine Wu (16) 50 Fr (and only 0.1 sec away in 100 Bk!) also (Jude R. 0.4 sec away in 50 Bk) / Moving UP with additional Summer JO times:  Gavin Pierce (13) 50 Fr, 200 Fr
  Summer JO Relays:
-Winter Junior Olympics: NEW (based on 2013 times/IF winter JO is held) Riley Pierce (11) 50 Fr, Br, Gavin Pierce (13) 200 Fr
  Winter JO Relays: 13-14 Boys 200 Fr Relay:  Alex M, Isaac R., Sergio M., Danny G.
-SCS Recordable Time: Coach Dede has never given away one of her ‘Superman’ pins… but she said Emily R. is only 0.4 sec away in 50 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: Addie, Santiago, Hannah, Anthony, Marissa, Ellie, Carson, Josie, Phong, Sierra, Lulu, Harper,

-Completing THREE championship Meets: Henry B, Madeline B, William Bl, Isabel B, Christopher C, Coco C, Andrea C, Angelo C, Fabiana D, Genevieve F, Rowan G, Danielle J, Sebi P, Cristian R, Adam V
-Honored for participating in FIVE championship meets: Angel A, Chance, Claudia B, Brooke H, Laila H, Malia H, Malia L, Sofie S
-Recognized for participating in SEVEN championship meets: Josh H, Sophia L, Rylee N, Isaac R, Charlie R
-Shout out for participating in TEN championship meets: Nicholas Carrozza, Michael Maffucci, Britney Rodriguez
-11 Champs: Collin Gray, Gavin P
-12 Champs: Allison C, Riley P, Jenna P, Jasmine W
-14 Champs: Isabelle C, Lauren C, Danny G, Ryan F
-16 Champs: Seven C, Kaitlyn R
-17 Champs: Alex F,
-18 Champs: Kaio M.
-20 Champs: Lexi T
-Most champs to date: Lexi Tecun at 20 champs!! Most Of All Time – Record Breaker!
-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. Relays are a unique group experience for swimmers. The league only allows us to enter one relay team per event; given that we have so many awesome swimmers, it is a challenge to create those teams. We would love it if everyone got to swim on at least one relay; but in some cases, we just have way more swimmers than spots on relay teams. In creating the relay teams, coaches take into account not only the swimmers’ best times, but also workout participation, attitude and work ethic at regular practice. We tried to offer relay spots to as many swimmers as possible, keeping those guidelines in mind.

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: Henry Bartsch, Aubrey Denny (these swimmers now have the option of coming up to four days per week: M-Th)
-Promoted from C1 to B: William Blois, Andrea Cornejo, Jackson Cavaliero, Marissa Gullickson, Kaia Henty-Dodd, Sophia Linares (these swimmers now have the option of coming up to five days per week: M-Fri)
-Promoted from B to B1: Claudia Brown, Bridget Dorr, Raina Henty-Dodd, Michael Maffucci, Britney Rodriguez
-Promoted from B1 to A: Thomas Beucler, Lauren Chiu, Maddie Garcia, Riley Pierce
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.