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Coach DawnElla's Meet Recap: Far Westerns (March 31 2016 - April 3 2016)

Short Course Far Westerns was held this year in Pleasanton, CA. It was a nice venue; a fast meet; and we had great weather. I posted updates throughout the meet on the CAST Facebook page, but I wanted to make sure our meet recaps were complete as well. It was a 4 day age group meet and CAST was represented by 4 outstanding swimmers. Hannah W attended her first FW meet swimming 3 events and swimming at / near her best. No doubt it was a good learning experience and the what we hope will be the first of many regional meets for her. Greyson D made the most of 2 qualifying events leaving Northern CA with a PB and 6th place medal in the 50 back and a PB in the 50 fly as well. Kyle W and Mitchell tackled a full swimming program of 7 events. Kyle swam 6 new best times with 12th in the 200 free; 14th in the 100 fly; 14th in the 50 back; 13th in the 100 free; 18th in the 50 fly; 6th in the 500 free; and 6th in the 200 fly. Mitchell swam 5 best times in his 7 events taking 3rd in the 200 free; 4th in the 200 back; 14th in the 400 IM; 2nd in the 1650 free; 13th in the 200 fly; 2nd in the 500 free; and 5th in the 1000 free. No doubt the meet will continue to be fast and challenge swimmers. I hope that more CAST swimmers are able to attend next year.