LC Junior Olympics 2009 Wrap up

60 of PASA’s top age groupers, traveled to Concord and competed individually in Pacific Swimming’s LC Junior Olympics. Many teammates made the trek as well and joined in for some relay fun. As a Team we finished fifth, pretty good considering we took mostly 12 and unders!

Here’s a link for full results


Alex Liang


won the High Point trophy for the 10 and unders boys, winning 7 of 9 events, and getting a second and fourth in the other two. Along the way he broke 4 team records, 100 free, 200 free, 50 back and 50 fly and he was joined by teammates Karl Arvidsson, Max Ferenczy and Kenny Joseph to break the 200 Medley relay record set last year!


Sean Nguyen stepped up and broke the tie!


Adam Hinshaw and Curtis Ogren had both set the 11-12 boys 50 free record at 27.98, but Sean came through to set the record straight, clocking a 27.70!

New Far Western times were set by Kelly Bishop in 200 IM, Supriya Sharma in 400 free, Yvonn (Meme) Yu in 50 back and 50 breast, Kenny Joseph in 100 back, Andrew Jozefov in 50 free, 100 breast and 200 IM, Enoch Min in 50 free, Fiona Hon in 50 free and 100 fly, Megan O’Neill in 200 breast, Erik Arvidsson in 50 back, Andrew Cho in 50 breast, Matthew Liang in 50 back, Sean Nguyen in 100 breast, Daniel Sing in 100 fly, Winston Wang in 50 free and 100 back, Gordon Williams in 50 and 100 free, Michelle Chan in 100 free and 200 IM, Ally Howe in 100 breast, Stephen Yu in 100 free and 200 IM, and Rachel Acker in 200 free.

I also counted 33 new Pacific Reportable times.

New Sectional Qualifying times were set by Jayna Wittenbrink in 200 free, Carly Reid in 50 free, Miranda Scott in 100 breast, Bret Hinrichs in 400 IM and Alex Luh in 200 back, 100 and 200 breast, and 200 IM.

Thanks to all the parents who helped fill our timing chairs and a huge THANK YOU to Mrs Romani, who was our only official at the meet, due to most of our older kids being at another meet. She worked every session, prelims and finals and I gotta tell you - it was SCORCHING!

Great Job PASA!