March 4, 2013
Annual Southern California Swimming All Star Festival
Every year in March, Southern California Swimming takes the best age group swimmers in the 5-10 age group, the 11-12 age group, and the 13-14 age group for both genders, and divides the swimmers into 4 teams, North – South – East – West. Buenaventura Swim Club had 4 representatives attend the festival which was contested at East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium.
Coach Danny Colvin was selected as coach of the 13-14 Boys East Team. Spencer Allen was selected in the 11-12 Boys age group and represented the East Team as well. Teagan Monroe was selected in the 5-10 Girls age group and represented the South Team, and Tea Laughlin was also selected to the 5-10 Girls age group and represented the North Team.
Results included Spencer Allen earning 5thin the 100 Free, 6thin the 100 Back, 4thin the 100 Breast, 4thin the 200 Free Relay, and 4thin the 200 Medley Relay. Teagan Monroe earned a 4thin the 50 Free, 7thin the 200 Free, 9thin the 50 Back, 6thin the 200 Free Relay, and 6thin the 200 Medley Relay. Tea Laughlin earned 9thin the 100 Free, 10thin the 50 Back, 7thin the 100 Individual Medley, 5thin the 200 Free Relay, and 8thin the 200 Medley Relay.
In the end, the North Team won by a small margin, but it was a fun experience for our young Buena swimmers as well as for our coach representative. The kids got a festival cap and tee shirt, made new friendships with swimmers from other teams and participated in other team building activities. If you would like to learn more about All Star Swim Meet opportunities, click on the “All Star Logo” in the bottom right corner of the socalswim.org website and see what the next goal for your swimmer should be!