One Team Record and 137 Lifetime Bests at FAST Blue Meet!
FAST hosted a great Blue Meet last weekend with all but 6 of our 70 athletes achieving best times.  Ryan Friedman set a new FAST Team Record in the 8 & Under Boys 100-meter Backstroke with a lifetime best 1:36.75.  He dropped over 5 seconds from his previous best time!  More FAST highlights are below.  Complete results from the meet can be viewed here.
The biggest time drop of the weekend was turned in by 9-year old Kailee Chow in the Girls 9-10 200 IM.  Kailee's time of 3:10.00 was a drop of over 47 seconds!  Jonathan Lim also had a huge drop, cutting over 40 seconds off of his time in the 100-meter Freestyle (1:05.63).  Maya Lee cut over 24 seconds in the Girls 11-12 50 Breast touching in 44.89.
Other drops of 10 seconds or more came from Alexis Bauer (11+ in 400 Free), Gianna Cross (13+ in 400 Free), Aubree Fuher (13+ in 800 Free), Leo Mancenido (11+ in 800 Free), Jennifer Muratalla (19+ in 400 Free), Suhail Samidon (12+ in 100 Free), Cece Smith (16+ in 400 Free), Tori Torres (13+ in 400 Free), Myles Tran (14+ in 400 Free), and Kaitlyn Yee (10+ in 200 IM).
Seven FAST swimmers earned first-place finishes in one or more events.  Congratulations to Ethan Dickinson (13-14 200 Fly), Ryan Friedman (8 & Under 50 Back, 50 Free, and 100 Back), Huy Le (8 & Under Boys 50 Free, 50 Back, and 100 Free), Leo Mancenido (15-16 Boys 800 Free and 1500 Free), Clarence Mao (9-10 Boys 50 Free, 100 Breast, and 100 Free), Stephanie Mao (8 & Under Girls 50 Free and 50 Breast), and Evelyn McIlveen (11-12 Girls 400 IM and 200 Back)!
Fourteen swimmers posted best times in all of their races.  Congratulations to Aiden Arciga, Ryan Chung, Avery Darling, Ethan Dickinson, Makena Ditsworth, Leah Johnson, Skyler Kao, Alexander Kowalski, Naina Makkad, Leo Mancenido, Jennifer Muratalla, Oleksii Prikhodko, Cathryn Salladin, and Joshua Spessert!
Keep up the great work, FAST!