Big Time Drops at Mission Viejo Blue Meet

FAST had some great swims at the Blue Meet in Mission Viejo last weekend, January 7th and 8th.
Two of our Bronze Team swimmers achieved new Junior Olympic qualifying times in the 9-10 Girls age group: Lily Olsen (50 Butterfly, 50 Breaststroke and 50 Freestyle) and Annika Johnson (100 Backstroke).  In addition, the team of Evelyn McIlveen, Maddie Harkey, Olsen and Makena Ditsworth swam to a new Junior Olympic qualifying time in the 9-10 Girls 200 Freestyle Relay.
Several of our Pre-Senior Team swimmers had many significant time drops.  Breanna Adams led the way posting lifetime bests in all six of her races.  Diana Monobe dropped in 3 of her 5 events, including an outstanding 2 second drop in the 100 Backstroke.  Mariah Ames had huge drops in all three Distance Freestyle races knocking off 43 seconds in the 1,000 Freestyle, 26 seconds in the 500 Freestyle and 23 seconds in the 1,650 Freestyle.  Other significant improvements in the Distance Freestyle came from Kelly Babigan (10 second drop in the 500 Freestyle), Tori Davis (17 second drop in the 1,650 Freestyle) and Sean Lundin (17 second drop in the 1,000 Freestyle).

Four of the Pre-Seniors had breakthrough swims in the 200 distance -- Sergio Dorrego took more than 4 seconds off of his lifetime best in the 200 Backstroke, Justin Wang dropped over 5 seconds in the 200 Freestyle, Katie Liddell took 3 seconds off of her 200 IM time, and Amanda Lundstedt dropped over 7 seconds in the 200 IM.
Keep up the great work, FAST!