Aquazots Shine at the ORCA 'BRW' Meet

This past weekend, in Villa Park, was the most recent BRW meet.  The pool was a decent 70 degrees, however the air outside was a chilly 50 degrees.  An extra praise goes to those spectators and swimmers that endured the chill to represent the Aqua Zots.

In the 6 and under divisions, Stephanie Lin, Praneet Iddamsetty, and Byrce Kim all competed for the Aqua Zots.  Byrce brought home 3 1sts and a 3rd.  Praneet brought home a 3rd, and Stephanie brought home 1 1st, 2 2nd s, and a 3rd.

In the 7/8 divisions, swimmers represented the Zots in the 25 free, 100 free, 25 back, 50 breast, and the 25 fly.  The AquaZots were represented by Lauren Braun, An Dang, Isabella Erwin, Avery Miles, Maya Pedersen, Siena Springborn, Kelly White, and Shannon Wong in the girls’ events, with Siena finishing in the top three in the Blue and Red Divisions.  In the boys’ events, James Colleran, Sean Dannelley, Ryan Kim, Hunter Kroll, Jason Schreiber, and Daniel Yoo swam, with Jason and Daniel finishing top three in the Blue and Red Divisions.

Four girls swam in the Girls 10 and under division: Samantha Colleran, Nicole Lin, Angela Yan, and Diana Zhang, with both Nicole and Diana having top finishes in the Blue Divisions.  In the Boys 10 and under division, the AquaZots had Long Dang, Tien Dang, Liam Flanagan, Robert Genc, Sean Messer, Cole Ruiten, Sankalan Sarbadhikary, Grant Sheen, Davis Wong, and Myoungjun Yun swim in the various events.  Long, Tien, and Grant all had finishes in the Blue Divisions. 

The AquaZots were represented by 12 girls in the Girls 11/12 division.  They included Sarah Bauerlein, Isis Choi, Veronica Dang, Daniela Georges, Hannah Johnston, Heesoo Kim, Haley King, Nicole Larson, Alisha Nagarkar, Elysia Ouyang, Emily ruiten, and Zilin Zhou.  Isis, Daniela, Elysia, and Zilin lead the AquaZots to top three-finishes in the Blue Divisions. The Boys 11/12 division included 10 AquaZot swimmers: Julian Baskys, Taylor Cortens, Jacob Diaz, Nikith Garikaparthi, Pranavsai Idamsetty, Tyler Lin, Carl Schnitker, Daniel Tran, Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt, and Austin Yan.  Julian, Taylor, Tyler, Carl, Daniel, and Connor all had top 5 finishes in the Blue Divisions. 

In the Girls 13/14 division, Julia Knoell, Isabel Thiessen, and Kennedy Wells swam in the various events.  All three swimmers had top finishes in the Blue Divisions.  The swimmers in the Boys 13/14 division were Minh Dang, Christian Garkani, James Liao, Jeremy Nguyen, Anthoney Tsou, and Roberto Weismann.  James, Anthoney, and Roberto all had top finishes in the Blue Divisions, and Christian took 1st in all of his events in the White Division.

The AquaZots had the following swimmers compete in the 15 and older age division: Thais Alves, Alexandra Dickens, Daniela Georges, Sophie Shiba, Isabel Thiessen, Jacob Diaz, Brian Ely, Joshua Lee, Carl Schnitker, Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt, Kevin Wang, and Montee Wright.  Thais, Alexandra, Sophie, Isabel, Jacob, Joshua, and Kevin all had top finishes in the Blue Divisions.  In addition, Daniela took 1st in the 500 free with Carl taking 7th in the boys division, and Kevin won the 1000 free with Connor taking second.

Congratulations to all of the swimmers who competed.

Thank you to all of the families for their continued support.