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Highlights of the AIA C/B/A+ at Mills

 

Highlights of the AIA C/B/A+ at Mills
 
Sorry that this is out so late – but better late than never. We had some great swims at this meet so I’ll highlight a few of the best ones. Olivia Chan improvedon 5 of her 8 swims taking over 3 seconds off of her 100IM getting an “Aý time in that event and 50 and 100 free as well. Chloe Dionisio had all best times taking almost 7 seconds off her entered time in 50 back. Wow! Her sister Gabbi Dionisio also had some great swims. She took off 16 seconds in her 50 fly and qualified for the 10 and under championship meet in the 50 breast. Nice Job! Aris Jernigan had a solid meet as well. She dropped 4 and a half seconds in the 100 IM and took off time in the 50 fly and 100 free as well. Sebastian Balica really tore it up at this meet improving on everything he swam. He took almost 10 seconds off his 25 breast and dropped quite a bit in the 25 and 50 frees also. His sister, Lucianna Balica gets my vote for Swimmer of the Meet. She got 100% best times, all BB’s and got the 9-10 girls 50 breast record for EBAT as well! Great job, Lucianna! Karina Yamashita battled out the 100 free,50 back, and 100 breast. She swam pretty close to her best times and raced really hard – keep up the effort, Karina! Clotilda Yi improved on 4 of her 8 events and continues to work hard day in and day out so that she continues to get faster meet after meet. Andrew Dysico had an outstanding meet improving 6 of 8 races. Andrew has been knocking off time pretty consistently lately and looks forward to doing well at the 10 & under age group champs in Sunnyvale. Carson Sand had a breakthrough meet in his free and backstroke events. He dropped 9 seconds in the 200 free – less that 1 second away from a Far Westerns. Great Job! Erin Ballar had an awesome meet improving 6 of 8 swims taking 4 seconds off of her 200IM and 2.5 seconds off in her 100 fly. Erin continues to work hard at improving in the very competitive 11-12 age group. Cassidy Rubino, who hasn’t been at a meet in a while, showed up for a 50 back and dropped ¼ of a second. Good Job, Cassidy! Sarah Williams Hansen had one of her best meets in quite a while. She improved on 5 of her 6 swims. She seems to growing lately – she’s not the little Sarah anymore and I’m sure this is the first of many meets to come where we see some big improvements. Derek Chan who recently moved up to the Jr2 group improved on 4 of his 7 events and knocked off over 3 seconds on his 200 and 100 freestyle events. Great job, Derek, keep up the efforts.  Anthony Chew had some great swims at this meet as well. He improved on 5 of his 6 events. He dropped almost 5 seconds in his 100 free, over 3 seconds in his 200 free and over 5 ½ seconds in the 100 breast. Way to go, Anthony! RC Zen had a couple of really good swims. He dropped a whopping 6 ½ seconds on his 100 free – Outstanding! I’m sure RC can’t wait to get back to practice after this little break he’s taking. Emilie Sorensen continues to improve more and more every meet. This meet was no different as she bettered her times in 4 of her 8 events. Her biggest drop was in her 100 free where she dropped over 1 second to get a BB time. Great job, Emilie! Alyssa Chew came and swam in six events and did pretty well in all of them. She raced hard and didn’t give up. Way to go! Her high school team mate, Gabbi White swam 8 events and got 8 best times. She ties with Lucianna for Swimmer of the Meet. Gabbi is enjoying her freshman year at Castro Valley High where she made the Varsity Swim Team. Another freshman, Francesca Yi, came to the meet for one day and did a great job of racing. She got a best time in the 100 free, and was right on her time in the 500 free.