CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic Summer Championship Meet on
SOBA earned the most points at Sunday’s 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.
EVERY swimmer who participated Saturday scored points for the
team – this was truly a TEAM EFFORT!
72% of you had at least one personal best time at Summer
Champs – WOW!!
27% had one best time
35% had two best times, and
20% had best time in ALL THREE
EVENTS – that is FANTASTIC – so proud of you,
Most Time Dropped – Gabby Gordon
She gets to take the trophy home for the entire summer break. Way
to go Gabby! Close runners-up are Kylie with a total drop of 24.77;
Avery with 23.56; Mario with 22.33; Carson with 14.91; Kai with
14.03; Ansel with 13.13; Maison with 12.22; Shreya with 11.28
High point earner
Two-Way Tie: Stefan Lazarevic & Adam Varga Each with
Each of these teammates placed and earned points in their
individual events (Gold division) AND they both were part of the
Medley and Free relays which placed 1st and
2nd place, respectively. Congratulations Stefan and
Adam! Each of you gets to take the trophy home one night this week.
Close runners-up are: Danny Gonzales and Lauren Chiu, each with 131
points; William Blois with 126 points; Michael Maffucci and Jude
Robinson with 123 points each; Colin Glenn and Marissa Gullickson
with 122 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 1 new team record set at the 2017 Summer Champs meet.
Harper Terry F 5-6 25 Y Freestyle 20.85 <Harper
Huxen July 2017>
Had several team records in LCM broken over the summer. The website
has been updated with the latest team records for both SCY and LCM
events; and will be posted on the trophy case this week.
New Red/Blue/JO Club
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 Aidan James (13) Br, Max Janicek
(11) Br, Carson Vogt (6) Bk / Moving UP with additional
red times: Thomas Beucler IM, Allison Camfield Fly, Kai
Lyou Br, Malia Lyou IM
-The Blue Club: NEW Collin Gray (14) Bk, Josh Hoye
(16) Fly / Moving UP with additional blue times: Daniel Genuth
Bk, Colin Glenn 50 & 100 Fr, Danny Gonzalez IM,
Micheal Maffucci 50 Fr
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
Special SOBA Champs “Milestones”
-Congrats to our ‘first timers’ at a Championship Meet:
Lucas A, Greta B, Ryan C, Gabby G, Miko H, Ethan H, Kylie H,
Addison J, Austin J, Avery J, Kiana L, Charli R, Ethan T, Manoa U,
Sakura W, and Kyra Y,
-Completing THREE championship Meets: Santiago, Hannah, Anthony,
Marissa, Ellie, Carson, Phong, Sierra, and Harper T
-Honored for participating in FIVE championship meets: William
B, Isabel B, Andrea C, Angelo C, Fabiana D, Genevieve F, Rowan G,
Danielle J, Sebi P, Cristian R, Adam V
-Recognized for participating in SEVEN championship meets: Malia L
and Sofie S
-Shout out for participating in TEN championship meets: Lexi C,
Daniel G, Raina H-D, Georgia L-W
-11 Champs: David B, Brian C, Sally, G, Max J, Michael M and Jude
-13 Champs: Allison C and Collin Gray
-15 Lauren C
-16 Champs: Danny G, Ryan F
-18 Champs: Alex F,
-20 Champs: Kaio M.
-Most champs to date: TIE Kaio and 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: Austin Junk, Manoa
Uytingco, and Carson Vogt. And kudos to Micah F and Harper T
who were promoted to the C1s last month (these swimmers now have
the option of coming up to four days per week: M-Th)
-Promoted from C1 to B: Kylie Huang, Carson
Jordan, Danielle Juckett, Addison Junk, Avery Junk, and Sebi Pinto.
And kudos to Adam Varga and Alexender Z who were promoted to the Bs
last month! (these swimmers now have the option of coming up to
five days per week: M-Fri)
-Promoted from B to B1: Sam Gabuardi, Sally
Gonzalez, Marissa Gullickson, Georgia Lorette-Warner, Daniel
Matthias, and Arianna Salcedo
-Promoted from B1 to A: Michaela Davis, Rowan
Glenn, Collin Gray, Raina Henty-Dodd, Ansel Reyes, Jude
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