Seven members of the Napa Valley Swim Team have qualified to compete in the 2011 Short Course Far Western Championships, to be held March 31 through April 3 in Morgan Hill.
Sixteen-year-old Ximena Mendieta, 14-year-old Emily Stephens, 13-year-olds Megan Minor, Mia Facey and Rose Ballantine, and 12-year-olds Grace Murphy and Olivia Ha-Hoang will represent NVST in the extremely competitive age-group meet. It typically features teams from throughout California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii and Canada.
The short course championships take place during the winter/spring season and the long course championships during the summer season. Swimmers have to meet stringent time standards in order to qualify.