Swimmers Shatter Records At Far Western Meet

The Napa Valley Swim Team girls broke five team records last weekend at the end of the five-day Pacific Swimming Far Western Long Course Championships in Concord. Teams from as far away as Fiji, Mexico, China, Canada and Singapore attended the meet.

In the 200-meter medley relay. 13-year-old Megan Minor (backstroke) and 14-year-olds Alex Swanson (breaststroke), Mia Facey (butterfly) and Emily Stephens (freestyle) clocked 2 minutes, 11.41 seconds. The time broke not only broke the NVST’s 13-14 girls record of 2:12.86, which had stood for 11 years, but also the club’s Senior girls record of 2:12.15, which was set nine years ago.

The team of Minor (backstroke), Swanson (breaststroke), Facey (butterfly) and 14-year-old Shania Stagner (freestyle) broke the NVST 13-14 girls 400 medley relay record with a time of 4:49.33. They placed ninth with the mark, which broke the club record of 4:52.90 that was set 14 years ago.

Minor, Swanson, Facey and Stagner also teamed to break the NVST 13-14 girls 400 freestyle relay record with a 4:19.00.

The nine-year-old record was 4:20.08.

Facey also broke the NVST 13-14 girls 100 butterfly record with a 1:07.29, eclipsing a standard of 1:07.64 that had stood for 10 years.

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