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NVST Excels At Penguin Plunge Meet

The Napa Valley Swim Team’s age group swimmers recently competed at the Penguin Plunge, hosted by Wine Country Aquatics of Napa.

Due to some technical difficulties, the meet was over an hour late in starting, but this delay did not hamper the results NVST swimmers achieved.

Emily Dusky, 12, set a new team record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:11.78 (old record of 1:11.91 held by Elise Roberts). In addition to this achievement, 13-year-old Nicholas Cisco broke the 1:00.00 barrier for the first time in the 100 freestyle, swimming a 59.16.

There were over 83 best times achieved. New Far western times were attained by Iona Pascual (100 breast, 50 fly and 200 free) and new Junior Olympic times were attained by Sarah Reynolds (200 IM), Ellie Montoro (50 fly) and Gabe Wright (400 IM). It was also the first swim meet for new member Gabriel Cepoi.

In the boys 8-and-under division, Alessandro Izzi achieved a new “A” time in the 50 breast and swam to a second-place finish in the 25 back and a third-place finish in the 50 free. Gianni Izzi swam to second-place finishes in the 50 free, 25 back and 25 fly. Jack Larsen achieved 100 percent best times and a new “A” time in the 50 free. Lucas Padowan achieved 100 percent best times and a new “A” time in the 25 free (second place). Will Tokar achieved a new “A” time in the 25 back (third).

In the girls 9-10 year-old division, Rachel Galvin achieved best times in the 100 free, 50 breast and 100 IM. In addition to her new Junior Olympic time, Sarah Reynolds also swam to two new best times. Erynn Robinson achieved six best times (50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 50 breast, 100 breast, 100 IM) and she swam to a new “B” time in the 100 back.

In the boys 9-10 year-old division, Matthew Larsen swam to new best times in the 50 back, 50 breast (second place) and 100 breast (second) and a third-place finish in the 100 IM.

In the girls 11-12 year-old division, Emily Dusky, in addition to the new team record in the 100 breast (second place), also achieved a new “A” time in the 100 back and finished first overall in the 50 breast. Yasmeen Jabarin achieved 100 percent best times (200 IM, 100 breast, 50 fly and 50 free). Jabarin also achieved a new “B” time in the 50 free. Jamie Jory swam to new best times in the 50 free (also a new “B” time), 50 back, 100 back, 50 breast, 100 fly and 200 free. Grace Kin swam to six new best times (100 free, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 fly, 200 free and 200 IM). Her new time in the 50 fly was also a new “B” time. Ellie Montoro, in addition to the new Junior Olympic time in the 100 fly (third place), also achieved 100 percent best times in her swims. Grace O’Dwyer achieved five best times (100 free, 100 back, 50 fly, 100 fly and 200 free). Isabel Parrado achieved a new best time in the 200 free.

In the boys 11-12 year-old division, Shea Barrett swam to 100 percent best times. Will Flanders achieved new best times in the 50 free, 200 free and 50 back. Michael Izzi achieved best times in the 100 free, 100 back, 50 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly and 200 IM, which was also a new “A” time. Barrett McMichael achieved a best time in the 50 fly (third place) and swam to a first-place finish in the 50 free and second-place finishes in the 100 free and 100 back. Iona Pascual achieved five best times, including new Far Western times in the 100 breast, 50 fly and 200 free. Pascual finished first overall in the 100 free, 100 back, 50 breast, 100 breast, 50 fly and 100 fly, and was third in the 200 free. Eric Tapia achieved a new “A” time in the 100 back, where he also finished third overall. David Tokar achieved best times in the 100 back and the 100 breast. Gabe Wright, in addition to his new Junior Olympic time in the 400 IM, also achieved 100 percent times in the events he swam, which included a first-place finish in the 50 back, second-place finishes in the 50 fly, 100 fly and 50 free, and a third-place finish in the 100 free. Gabriel Cepoi swam the 50 free, 100 free, 50 back, 100 back, 50 breast, 100 breast and 50 fly.

In the girls 13-14 year-old division, Natalie Larsen swam to a third-place finish in the 200 back. Verenice Tapia swam to best times in the 50 free, 100 free (third place), 100 fly and 500 free. Kelsea Wright achieved best times in the 100 free (second place), 100 breast and 200 free (second), and 500 free (first). She also finished first overall in the 100 back.

In the boys 13-14 year-old division, Nicholas Cisco achieved a best time in the 100 free, 100 back and 200 breast. He also finished second overall in the 500 free. Kevin Galvin swam to a best time in the 200 breast. Jack Montoro swam a best time in the 100 free and swam to a second-place finish in the 400 IM. Cayd Roberts achieved a best time in the 200 free and finished second in the 200 breast.

The Napa Valley Swim Team is a year-round team open to all abilities and ages, competitive and non-competitive.

For more information, call 257-SWIM or email napavalleyswim@yahoo.com.

 
    
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