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Napa Valley Swim Team Takes League Championship

For the fifth year in a row, the Napa Valley Swim Team won its League Championship Swim Meet. The Redwood Empire Swim League Championship meet was held July 23-25 in El Ceritto. Three of the team’s swimmers won their age group’s individual High Point Trophy. Winning the boys 9-10 year-old division was 10-year-old William Fallini-Haas. Winning the girls 11-12 division was 12-year-old Olivia Ha-Hoang and winning the 13-14 girls division was 13-year-old Megan Minor. Additionally, many RESL records were broken during the three-day meet. Ten-year-old William Fallini-Haas broke the boys 9-10 year-old 100 butterfly record; 13-year-old Megan Minor broke the girls 13-14 year-old 200 backstroke record; 14-year-old Mia Facey broke the girls 13-14 year-old 100 butterfly record; 15-year-old Haley Murphy broke the girls 15-and-over 200 breaststroke record and Elise Roberts broke the girls 15-and-over 200 butterfly record. The team of Megan Minor, Alex Swanson, Mia Facey and Emily Stephens not only broke the RESL 13-14 girls 200 medley relay record, but they also broke the NVST team record in this event. The team of Sam Starr, Hayden Corley, Seth Anderson and Chase Taylor set a NVST team record in the 200 medley relay.

In the girls 9-and-under division, Paige Adderly achieved 100 percent best times and swam to a sixth-place finish in the 25 butterfly and McKenzie Kramer swam to a 13th-place finish in the 25 breaststroke.

In the boys 8-and-under division, Keoni Cisco achieved 100 percent best times and swam the 100 IM (first place), 50 freestyle (second) and had third-place finishes in the 25 freestyle, 25 breaststroke and the 25 butterfly. Michael Izzi swam to a sixth-place finish in the 50 freestyle and the 100 IM, seventh-place finish in the 25 butterfly and eighth in the 25 freestyle and 25 breaststroke. Will Flanders swam to a fifth-place finish in the 25 breaststroke and Matthew Larsen achieved 100 percent best times. The team of Larsen, Flanders, Cisco and Izzi swam to a first-place finish in the 100 medley relay and the 100 freestyle relay.

In the girls 9-10 division, Erin Dunn achieved six best times and swam to a fourth-place finish in the 50 fly, fifth in the 200 freestyle, sixth in the 50 freestyle, seventh in the 100 freestyle, 50 backstroke and the 100 IM and eighth place in the 50 breaststroke. Emily Dusky achieved seven best times, a new Junior Olympic time in the 50 butterfly and third-place finish in the 50 butterfly, fourth in the 50 breaststroke, 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 IM and 200 IM, fifth in the 50 freestyle and 11th in the 50 backstroke. Karenna Meyer achieved five best times, including new Far Western times in the 100 freestyle (second), 200 freestyle (first), 100 IM (second), 200 IM (first). Meyer also achieved a new Junior Olympic time in the 50 freestyle (first place). Jamie Jory achieved 100 percent best times and finished fifth in the 200 IM and sixth in the 200 freestyle. Isabel Parrado achieved six best times and new “B” times in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle (13th), 50 backstroke (16th), 50 butterfly (15th) and 100 IM. Parrado swam to a seventh-place finish in the 200 freestyle. Grace O’Dwyer and Liana Meyer both achieved 100 percent best times. Also representing NVST in this division was Ellie Shaw. The team of Parrado, Dusky, Meyer and Dunn swam to a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay and the team of Jory, Meyer, Shaw and O’Dwyer swam to an eighth-place finish in the 200 medley relay. The team of Meyer, Dusky, Dunn and Jory swam to a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay and the team of Parrado, Meyer, O’Dwyer and Shaw swam to a sixth-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay.

In the boys 9-10 division, Nicholas Cisco achieved four best times and swam to new Junior Olympic times in the 50 backstroke (fifth) and the 100 IM (third). Cisco also swam the 200 IM (second), 200 freestyle (second), 50 butterfly (third), 50 freestyle (fourth), 100 freestyle (fourth), 50 breaststroke (fourth). William Fallini-Haas not only was the high point winner for this age group, he also achieved 100 percent best times, a new RESL record in the 100 butterfly (first), new Far Western times in the 50 backstroke (second), 100 butterfly (first), 100 IM (first) and new Junior Olympic times in the 100 freestyle (first) and the 200 freestyle (first). Barrett McMichael achieved six best times and new “A” times in the 100 freestyle (fifth), 200 freestyle (seventh) and the 100 butterfly (fourth). McMichael also swam the 200 IM (sixth place), 50 freestyle (10th), 50 backstroke (10th), 50 butterfly (10th) and the 100 IM (10th). Patrick Smorra achieved six best times, his first Junior Olympic time in the 50 backstroke (fourth), and new “A” times in the 50 breaststroke (sixth) and the 50 butterfly (eighth). Smorra also swam the 200 IM (fourth), 200 freestyle (fifth), 50 freestyle (sixth), 100 freestyle (sixth), and the 100 IM (ninth). The team of Fallini-Haas, Cisco, McMichael and Smorra swam to first-place finishes in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

In the girls 11-12 division, Nathalie Brewster swam to five best times and achieved a new Junior Olympic time in the 50 backstroke (fourth). Brewster also swam the 200 IM (first), 200 freestyle (second), 100 backstroke (third), 50 freestyle (third), 50 butterfly (fifth), 100 freestyle (fifth) and the 100 IM (sixth). Olivia Ha-Hoang not only was the High Point Winner for this age group, but she also achieved five best times, new Far Western times in the 100 freestyle (first) and the 100 butterfly (first), and a new Junior Olympic time in the 200 freestyle (first). Ha-Hoang also swam the 50 freestyle (first), 50 butterfly (first), 100 butterfly (first), 100 IM (first), 50 backstroke (third) and the 200 IM (fourth). Megan Jory achieved seven best times and new Junior Olympic times in the 50 freestyle (fourth), 100 freestyle (eighth) and the 50 butterfly (fourth). Jory also swam the 100 backstroke (fourth), 200 freestyle (fifth), 50 backstroke (seventh), 100 IM (seventh), 200 IM (seventh). Natalie Larsen achieved seven best times and a new “A” time in the 100 freestyle (ninth). Larsen also swam the 50 freestyle (ninth), 50 backstroke (ninth), 100 backstroke (ninth), 200 freestyle (10th), 50 butterfly (11th) and the 100 IM (12th) and 200 IM (12th). Grace Murphy achieved 100 percent best times and a new Junior Olympic time in the 200 IM (fifth place) and a new “A” time in the 200 freestyle (eighth) and the 50 butterfly. Murphy also swam the 50 breaststroke (first), 100 breaststroke (first), 100 IM (fifth), 100 freestyle (sixth), 50 freestyle (seventh). Celine Parra achieved seven best times and new“B” times in the 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly (15th) and the 100 butterfly (eighth). Parra also swam the 200 freestyle (14th) and the 200 IM (14th). Maddie Perna achieved 100 percent best times, new Far Western times in the 50 backstroke (second) and the 100 backstroke (second) and new Junior Olympic times in the 50 butterfly (third), 100 butterfly (second), 100 IM (third) and the 200 IM (third). Perna also swam the 100 freestyle (third) and the 200 freestyle (fourth). Kathleen Schafle achieved 100 percent best times and new “A” times in the 200 freestyle (seventh), 50 breaststroke (13th), 100 IM (14th) and the 200 IM (ninth). Hannah Smorra achieved best times in the 200 freestyle and the 200 IM. The team of Perna, Murphy, Ha-Hoang and Brewster swam to a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay. The team of Ha-Hoang, Brewster, Jory and Perna swam to a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Jory, Schafle, Parra and Larsen swam to a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay and the team of Murphy, Larsen, Parra and Smorra swam to a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay.

In the boys 11-12 division, Quinn McMichael achieved six best times and swam the 100 butterfly (third), 50 butterfly (fifth), 50 freestyle (sixth), 100 freestyle (sixth), 200 freestyle (sixth), 50 backstroke (sixth) and the 100 IM. Cayd Roberts achieved 100 percent best times and new “A” times in the 50 butterfly (sixth) and the 100 butterfly (fourth). Roberts also swam the 100 breaststroke (third), 50 breaststroke (fourth), 100 IM (fourth), 200 IM (fifth), and 50 backstroke (seventh).

In the girls 13-14 division, Megan Minor not only was the high point winner for this division, but she also set a new RESL meet record in the 200 backstroke (first) and new Far Western Times in the 50 freestyle (second) and the 400 IM (second). Minor also swam the 100 freestyle (first), 100 backstroke (first), 200 freestyle (second), 200 IM (second), 500 freestyle (second). Mia Facey set a new RESL Meet record and a new NVST record in the 100 butterfly (first) and achieved a new Far Western time in the 200 freestyle (first). Facey also swam the 50 freestyle (first), 200 breaststroke (first) and 400 IM (first). Shania Stagner achieved 100 percent best times and new Junior Olympic times in the 100 butterfly (third) and the 200 butterfly (first). Stagner also swam the 400 IM (fourth), 200 IM (seventh), 50 freestyle (ninth), 100 freestyle (ninth) and the 200 freestyle (10th). Margaret Cline achieved best times in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle (which was also a new “B”time), 200 freestyle, 200 IM and 200 breaststroke (16th). Isabella Corley achieved four best times and swam to a sixth-place finish in the 400 IM, 11th-place finish in the 100 breaststroke and a 16th-place finish in the 100 butterfly. Alissa Meyer achieved best times in the 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. Rose Ballantine swam the 50 freestyle (12th), 500 freestyle (14th), 100 backstroke (eighth), 200 backstroke (fifth). Madeline Cline swam the 100 freestyle (16th), 200 freestyle (15th), 500 freestyle (14th), 100 backstroke (10th), 200 backstroke (sixth) and the 200 IM (12th). Emily Stephens swam the 50 freestyle (11th), 100 freestyle (ninth), 200 freestyle (13th), 200 breaststroke (13th), 200 butterfly (fifth) and the 200 IM (13th). The team of Minor, Swanson, Facey and Stephens broke the RESL meet record, the NVST team record, and finished first in the 200 medley relay. The team of Minor, Swanson, Facey and Stephens swam to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay. The team of Stagner, Cline, Ballantine and Corley swam to a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay.

In the boys 13-14 division, Louis Ayers achieved three best times and swam to a new Junior Olympic time in the 100 butterfly (fourth). Ayers also swam the 500 freestyle (sixth) and the 200 freestyle (11th).

In the girls 15-and-over division, Ashley Amundson swam the 100 freestyle (10th), 500 freestyle (eighth), 100 backstroke (eighth), 100 breaststroke (fourth), 100 butterfly (sixth) and the 200 IM (fourth). Rachel Jory swam the 50 freestyle (14th), 100 freestyle (13th), 200 freestyle (10th), 500 freestyle (ninth), 100 backstroke (ninth), 200 backstroke (fourth) and the 100 breaststroke (10th). Bridget McLoughlin swam the 50 freestyle (15th) and the 200 freestyle (ninth). Haley Murphy set a new RESL meet record in the 200 breaststroke (first place), swam the 50 freestyle (fifth) and the 100 backstroke (third). Elise Roberts swam the 50 freestyle (seventh), 100 backstroke (first), 100 breaststroke (first), 100 butterfly (third), and the 200 IM (first). The team of Morris, Murphy, Roberts and Jory swam to a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay and the team of Morris, Murphy, Roberts and Amundson swam to a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay.

In the boys 15-and-over division, Seth Anderson swam the 50 freestyle (fifth), 100 backstroke (third), 200 backstroke (second), 100 breaststroke (fourth), 100 butterfly (third) and the 400 IM (second). McCoy Ayers swam the 50 freestyle (fourth) and the 100 freestyle (eighth). Hayden Corley swam the 200 freestyle (fourth) and the 100 butterfly (sixth). Cody Dusky swam the 50 freestyle (eighth), 100 freestyle (ninth), 200 freestyle (12th), 500 freestyle (11th), 100 backstroke (seventh) and the 200 backstroke (sixth). Nicholas Meyer swam the 50 freestyle (sixth), 100 freestyle (fourth), 500 freestyle (fourth), 100 backstroke (eighth), 100 breaststroke (first). Omar Saldivarf swam the 100 freestyle (12th), 500 freestyle (ninth), 100 backstroke (sixth), 100 butterfly (seventh), 200 butterfly (third), and the 200 IM (eighth). Sam Starr swam the 100 freestyle (first), 500 freestyle (first), 100 backstroke (first), 100 breaststroke (third) and the 100 butterfly (first). Chase Taylor swam the 50 freestyle (first), 100 freestyle (third), 200 freestyle (fourth), 500 freestyle (fifth), 100 butterfly (fourth) and the 200 IM (second). The team of Starr, Corley, Anderson and Taylor set a new NVST team record in the 200 medley relay and finished first overall. The team of Starr, Taylor, Ayers and Anderson swam to a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay.

Napa Valley Swim Team is a year round swim team offering competitive swimming with professional coaching and instruction for all ages and abilities. In addition, NVST offers a non-competitive training program, summer swim classes and pre-competitive swimming instruction. For more information on NVST, call 257-SWIM or via e-mail at napavalleyswim@yahoo.com.



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