October 12, 2011
swimmers had a very strong showing at this past weekend's Alameda Islanders Rocktoberfest Swim Meet
at Chabot College. With 35 EBAT
swimmers in attendance, they recorded 87 best times and 20
1st time swims. There were 7 swimmers that had
100% best times! Overall, it was a very impressive early season
meet and the kids did a great job!
Jena Hee and Jessica Mi both swam the 200 IM for the first time ever, and they really showed their toughness and diversity by excelling in this event. Rodrigo Abad swam in his first ever meet with EBAT and won his heat in the 50 butterfly, talk about starting off on the right foot! Anthony Chew had a fantastic meeting, recording best times in all events he entered. But his biggest highlight came during his first swim, the 50 free, where he broke 30 seconds for the first time ever. Myles Williams wasted no time acclimating to his new 11-12 age group, swimming challenging events like the 200 back and 200 IM.
Lindsay Brown set a new EBAT record in her 25 butterfly swim. Cynthia Le and Sebastian Balica were on fire during their 100 IM swims, both recording personal bests. Jasper Gong had a great swim in his 100
breast going a 1:13, right on his best time from last high school season. Aris Jernigan took another step towards her goal of qualifying for JOs in the 200 Breast by shaving off four seconds from her previous best time, she is now just 5 seconds away from qualifying.
Some highlights from Mark’s group include a really aggressive showing from Megan Wallace. If her swims on Saturday are any indication on how serious she is this season, then I think she’s in for some big improvements! Newton Tran was also on fire, swimming some great races. Samir Hossainy also got off to a great start this season and had some really strong swims. I would have to say that the swimmers of the meet for my group would have to be Jaya Garcia and Andrew Dysico. Andrew was 4/4 for best times and Jaya was 6/6 with two first time swims! Great job to the both of you and for all the EBAT swimmers who raced hard last weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing some really fast swimming this season.