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2016 Summer Juniors and US Open

Pictured L-R: The Summer 2016 National/Junior National Team. Lyon Zhang, Edward Smith, Christopher Jhong, Jonah Cooper, Christie Chong, Lleyton Plattel, Tram Nguyen, Miranda Heckman, Daniella Hawkins, and Maxime Rooney (not pictured).

The Pleasanton Seahawks sent 9 swimmers to the 2016 Speedo Junior National Championships which took place August 8-12. The nation’s top 18-and-under swimmers gathered at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. The top 24 are sent to A, B and C finals.

For the PLS women: Christie Chong swam 100 back, 200 back -18th place, 200 IM. Daniella Hawkins swam 400 free - 23rd place, 800 free -19th place, 1500 free -12th place. Miranda Heckman swam 100 free - 9th place, 200 free -2nd place, 400 free - 9th place, 800 free – 13th place, 1500 free – 15th place. Tram Nguyen swam – 50 free - 20th place, 100 free, 200 free, 100/200 fly.

Womens 400 free Relay

The 400 Free Relay Team of Heckman, Nguyen, Hawkins and Chong placed 7th.

Womens 800 Free Relay

The 800 Free Relay Team of Hawkins, Heckman, Nguyen and Chong placed 4th.

For the PLS men: Jonah Cooper swam 100 back – 17th place. Christopher Jhong swam 400 free, 200 IM, 400 IM – 13th place. Lleyton Plattel swam 400 free – 22nd place, 1500 free – 10th place. Edward Smith swam 200/400 Free, 200 IM. Lyon Zhang swam 100 breast 23rd place, 200 breast – 7th place, 200 IM, 400 IM – 16th place.

Mens 400 Medley Relay

The 400 Medley Relay of Cooper, Zhang, Jhong, and Smith placed 14th.

 

 

U.S. Open Swimming Championships

The Seahawks sent 4 swimmers to the 2016 U.S. Open Swimming Championships Aug 2-6, also held at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.

For the Women: Christie Chong swam 100/200 back, 200 IM. Miranda Heckman swam 100 free – 15th place, 200 free – 12th place, 400 free – 20th place, 800 free – 10th, 400 IM.

For the Men: Christopher Jhong swam 400 free – 24th, 200 IM – 13th, 400 IM – 15th. Maxime Rooney swam 100 Free – 9th, 200 free – 6th, 100 fly – 9th.

Congratulations to these athletes. Go Seahawks!