July 16, 2013
The Desert Thunder Age Group Regional Championship team finished 3rd in the Age Group Region Champs this last weekend at McClintock High School pool. RIO took the championship while MAC and DTAC held close the entire meet with MAC pulling into 2nd with 684 points to DTAC's 645. Arizona Gold pulled a distant 4th with 225 points.
Three team records were broken amongst the team's great swimming. Callie Lucero took down the 8 year old girls' 50 meter back record. Emily Dodd broke the 8 year old girls' 100 meter fly and 200 meter free records. Great swimming Callie and Emily!
Thunder swimmers earned 10 new state qualifying times with three swimmers earning their way onto the team... Zach Ishmael, Ely Sannes, and Joyce Lee. The rest of the qualifying swims were additions to previous qualifications for other state swimmers.
Great job overall to the team at the Region Champs!
This weekend has Desert Thunder being represented in two championship meets. Alec Lezcano and Cory Basselen will represent the team at the Senior Sectional Championships in Portland, OR. Locally, the Age Groupers will compete in the State Championships for 14 and unders at ASU.