August 8, 2013
Summer ended strong for OA with a 6th place finish at Far Westerns (out of 200 teams), along with great swims at the US Open followed by the 2013 Speedo Junior Nationals also held in Irvine, California. At Juniors, Orinda Aquatics was represented by Talbot Jacobs, Albert Miao, Gabe Ostler and Jolen Griffin.
Talbot swam best times in all of his events: 100 free (53.44 lead-off split), 200 free (1:54.86), 400 free (4:03.51), 200 back (2:08.57), and 100 fly (59.56). Albert swam best times in his back events: 100 back (59.52) and 200 back (2:08.57)and 100 fly (1:00.24) as did Gabe Ostler: 100 free (53.80 along with 52.80 split in the FR) and the 100 back (1:00.97). Jolen swam the 100 fly in 59.80 and his 100 free split was 55.80. He is now representing Pacific Swimming at the North American Challenge Cup in Seattle, Washington. Way to go OA.