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Two Sectional Cuts and Twenty-Seven Lifetime Bests at RMDA Senior Meet!

Twenty-eight swimmers competed in last weekend's Senior Meet at La Mirada. FAST had great results, especially considering that the meet came during heavy training in preparation for the summer. Fourteen athletes achieved lifetime bests in one or more events, six swimmers earned second swims. Isabella Kearns raced her way to new Sectional cuts in the 400 Freestyle (4:38.49) and 100 Butterfly (1:06.77).

The 200 Freestyle was a fantastic event for FAST with Hana Claesson, Katja Claesson, Elise Garcia, Isabella Kearns, Simon Lamar, Allie Miller, Diego Pabalan, Mandy Schatz, and Gwendolyn Walter all turning in lifetime bests. Isabella and Gwendolyn also swam lifetime bests in the 400 Freestyle. Elise Garcia also posted a best time in the 800 Freestyle. On the other end of the spectrum, Anneliese Petitt dropped in the 50 Freestyle inching closer to the 30-second barrier with her time of 30.12.
 
FAST swimmers had several strong IMs of both distances. Hana, Allie, and Mandy swam their best times in the 200 IM along with teammates Natalie Tedjasukmana, Courtney Tseng, and Emilee White. Mandy, Isabella, and Sidney Kao had great drops in the 400 IM. Several swimmers also had success in the Butterfly and Backstroke events turning in lifetime bests in the 100 Fly (Isabella), 200 Fly (Isabella, Sidney, and Simon), and 200 Back (Diego and Simon).
 
Six athletes earned second swims and raced in the evening Finals: Katja Claesson (200 Breast), Lindsey Clary (200 Breast), Elise Garcia (50 Free), Isabella Kearns (100 Fly, 400 IM, 200 Fly), Ganem Tebet (100 Breast, 200 IM), and Gwendolyn Walter (400 Free).
 
Complete meet results can be viewed here.
 
Keep up the great work!