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Junior Olympics Highlights!!

                    EBAT represented East Bay Aquatics this past weekend at 14 & under Winter JO’s in Morgan Hill with 4 very talented swimmers. Monica Gong kicked off the meet as our first swimmer in the 13-14 age group to race Friday morning, with a 200IM and 200 Backstroke. She had an impressive 200 Backstroke dropping about 3 seconds from her personal best with a 2:16.2 and was ranked 18th, earning the 2nd alternate spot in Finals.

                    Paloma Silva-Navarro was a part of EBATs fall team program and was able to qualify for the 50 fly in the 11-12 age group. She did very well as she matched her personal best with a 30.75. She is now off to compete in the EBSL next summer and will dominate the field after a successful fall season with EBAT.

                    Emma Manhire was also a part of EBATs fall team program. Emma was the only swimmer from our team to qualify and participate in all 3 days of competition. She qualified to compete in 5 events in the 9-10 age group, 50 Fly, 50 Breast, 100 Free, 50 Back, and 50 Free. As Emma’s very first high level competition, she did remarkably well. She matched personal bests her first 4 events of the weekend and looked her best in the pool. Her favorite event landed on day 3 of competition, the 50 Free, and went into in with a personal goal in mind. Emma had a previous best in the 50 Free with a 30.18 and had a goal to break the 30 second mark in her 50 Free for the first time. I am excited to say that Emma saw and conquered that goal and finished with a new personal best of 29.78! Emma is off the compete in the 11-12 age group next summer in the EBSL and we wish her the best of luck and cannot wait to hopefully see her on deck next fall!

`                   Swimmer of the meet goes to the one and only Andrew Davis in the 13-14 age group. He had a remarkable break-through  meet with lifetime bests falling from the sky left and right. Davis was our only swimmer to make finals and did so 4 out of the 5 events he swam. He dropped over a second in his 50 free with a 22.8, over 3 seconds in his 100 free with a 48.6, over 3 and a half seconds in his 100fly with a 56.5, and over 6 seconds in his 200 free with a 1:49.3. He chose to swim the 3 freestyle events in finals and placed 4th in the 50 free, 4th in the 100 free, and 9th in the 200 free overall. As a new hard working senior swimmer in Coach Mark’s group, we can only expect more impressive things from Davis in the future.

                    Congratulations to all 4 Bat Rays and keep up the good work!