Eighty-Four Percent Best Times and One Team Record at MVN Blue Meet!
Sixty-one FAST swimmers raced at the MVN Blue Meet last weekend and all of them turned in lifetime bests in at least one event!  FAST swimmers were achieving Summer JO cuts, Winter JO cuts, and Winter Age Group Champs cuts left and right all weekend.  Doug Johnson broke the FAST Team Record in the Boys 11-12 200-meter Breaststroke with his time of 2:56.76 (Previous Record: 3:09.97 -- Taylor Heinz, June 2006).  Doug improved his time by more than 14 seconds.
Thirty-six swimmers swam lifetime bests in all of their events: Zara Anderson, Peter Bauer, Jeremy Cho, Kailee Chow, Ryan Chung, Gianna Cross, Ethan Dickinson, Campbell Gardiner, Elizabeth Harita, Annie Johnson, Leah Johnson, Skyler Kao, Meggie Keung, Brian Le, Justin Lee, Maya Lee, Jade Lingasin, Johanna Lingasin, Luke Martin, Terence Ma, Lilly Mazzi, Evelyn McIlveen, Natalie McIlveen, Manon Miura, Kenzie Murray, Jaden Nasu, Stephanie Offner, Nicole Salladin, Cece Smith, Jared Spuur, Jasmine Spuur, Connell Tannehill, Michael Toyos, Paulina Uytiepo, Michael Wang, and Kendall Wilson.
Zara Anderson, Ryan Cavanagh, Gianna Cross, Ethan Dickinson, Brandon Dorrego, Leah Johnson, Jared Spuur, and Kendall Wilson each swam the 800-meter Freestyle for the first time and turned in some great times.  All 8 swimmers finished among the top 20 and 3 finished in the top 10!
Thirteen swimmers raced the 400-meter Freestyle for the first time: Zara Anderson, Peter Bauer, Katie Cho, Angela Gaitatjis, Elizabeth Harita, Ethan Keung, Justin Lee, Maya Lee, Jade Lingasin, Johanna Lingasin, Lilly Mazzi, Ethan Newberry, and Kaitlyn Yee.  All of the athletes finished among the top 25 with 4 placing in the top 10!
Emily Bautista, Katie Cho, Kailee Chow, Ethan Dickinson, Brandon Dorrego, Sophia Gaitatjis, Doug Johnson, Skyler Kao, Ethan Keung, Luke Martin, Lilly Mazzi, Evelyn McIlveen, Cathryn Salladin, and Michael Toyos each finished in the top 8 in one or more events.  Ethan Dickinson won the Boys 11-12 100 Freestyle with a lifetime best 1:04.89, a 2.5 second drop!  Doug Johnson picked up the win in the Boys 11-12 400 Freestyle dropping over 12 seconds for a lifetime best 4:56.24!
Congratulations to all swimmers on a great meet!