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Senior Aquazots at Older JOs Show Success and Team Spirit!

 

2011 SHORT COURSE OLDER JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Aquazots competed in the Older Junior Olympics at  Belmont on February 10-13 in   Long Beach , CA. Aquazot Seniors did not disappoint and placed second overall among 32 teams earning 1577 points.  They trailed Canyons Aquatics only by 60 points. Two swimmers, Ken Takahashi and Daniela Georges earned over 80 points each. Mission Viejo Nadadores placed third with 1236 points. Thirty one Aquazot swimmers made it back to the finals for individual swims, 17 of them placing top eight. Azots had a total of 45 individual swims and 22 relays that finished top eight!
 
 

 

    This years AZOTs shined at the Older JO's! We got second overall, our girls got 3rd and our boys got 1st....not bad considering we only have 25% as many swimmers compared to the other top 3 teams; and our top level group, Senior 3, wasn’t rested for the meet!

    We had some outstanding individual swims as well. Annie Tran is now ranked 9th in the nation for 13-14 girls in the 200fly (2:04.17) and 15th in the nation in the 100fly (57.17). She placed 4th in both events respectively at JO's. She also now has 3 Junior National times! Thomas Smith broke 50 sec in the 100 free and went 49.89 as well as 1:50.09 in the 200 free and had 5 best times out of 6 events. (I forgot to mention he is still 13.) Out of all 13 yr old boys in the nation, he is currently 6th in the 100fr, 4th in the 200back, and 3rd in the 100back. Other notable mentions are: Connor Browns(13) 500free 4:54.66, Brynne Wong(15) 50free 24.11, Justin Hanson(13) 200fly 2:03.25, Emily Jiang(14)400IM 4:39.29, Brittany Kahn(13)1650free 17:24.86; And, great overall swims by: Jared Namba, Chris and Matthew Wong, Ken Takahashi, Corey Okubo, Josh Smith, Kendall Brown, and Stephanie Schlobohm.

    Overall, I think this years Older JO's can be remembered as the year that everyone contributed to the success of the team and that our success didn’t rest upon the shoulders of a few individual swimmers. Our Senior 2 and 3's, rested or not, swam with poise, enthusiasm and competitiveness. I am most proud of our team in that I saw our athletes, as a group, support and cheer for their teammates in finals. That showed class, character, and leadership. We were the first team to do so and it wasn’t until we showed team pride that the other teams followed.

Todd Hickman – Senior Aquazot Coach

 

Top 8 finishes

Kendal Brown (16) 4th in 400 Yard IM (04:29.91), 4th in 1650 Yard Freestyle (17:16.00)

Dayae Choi (16) 4th in 50 Yard Freestyle (24.13)

 

Daniela Georges (13) 3rd in 50 Yard Freestyle (24.33), 200 Freestyle (1:52.88), and 100 Yard BackStroke (58.13), 4th in 200 Yard Backstroke, 7th in 100 Yard Freestyle (52.31)

 

Brittany Kahn (13) 2nd in 1650 Yard Freestyle (17:24.86), 3rd in 1000 Yard Freestyle (10:27.52)

 

Jared Namba (16)7th in 100 Yard Butterfly (51.51) andin200 Yard Butterfly (01:54.08)

 

Corey Okubo (15)4th in 200 Yard Butterfly (01:51.38) and 400 IM (4:02.95), 6th in 200 Yard Backstroke (01:54.71)and 200 Yard IM (01:55.28)

 

Alex Peterson (14) 8th in 200 Yard IM (2:07.63)

 

Megan Rankin (16) 6th in 200 Yard IM (2:07.91), 8ht in 200 Yard Butterfly (2:10.85)

 

StephanieSchlobohm (17) 6th in 100 Yard Backstroke (58.16)

 

Josh Smith (16) 4th in 100 Yard Backstroke (52.12), 6th in 100 Freestyle (47.01)

 

Thomas Smith (13) 4th in 100 Yard Backstroke (54.20), 6th in 200 Yard Backstroke (2:00.36), 7th in 200 Yard IM (2:03.44) and 400 Yard IM (4:23.57)

 

Ken Takahashi (14) 2nd in 400 Yard IM (4:10.49), 4th in 500 Yard Freestyle (4:49.35), 5th in 1650 Yard Freestyle (16:44.64) and 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:12.53), 6th in 200 Yard IM (1:59.66)


Annie Tran (14) 4th in 100 Yard Butterfly  (57.17)and 200 Yard Butterfly (2:04.17)

Brook Wanser (17) 6th in 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:23.67)

Brynne Wong (15) 2nd in 100 Yard Butterfly (56.35), 3rd in 50 Yard Freestyle (24.11)

Christopher Wong (17) 2nd in 200 Yard IM (1:53.69), 4th in 100 Yard Butterfly (50.74), 6th in 500 Yard Freestyle (4:44.23), 8th in 200 Yard Freestyle (1:43.99) and 200 Yard Butterfly (1:55.28)

Matthew Wong (13) 3rd in 500 Yard Freestyle (4:47.86), 4th in 400 Yard IM (4:18.88), 6th in 100 YardBreaststroke(1:02.55), 7th in 200 YardBreaststroke (2:15.44)

 

Top 16 finishes

Connor Brown (13) 11th in 500 Yard Freestyle (4:54.66)

Kendall Brown (16) 11th in 500 Yard Freestyle (5:04.81), 12th in 200 Butterfly (2:09.17)

Dayae Choi (16) 9th in 100 Yard Freestyle (52.44), 10th in 200 Yard Freestyle (1:53.68) and 500 Yard Freestyle (5:04.32)

Jaime Dang (15) 9th in 100 Yard Butterfly (57.72)

Jonathan DesCombes (16) 16th in 50 Yard Freestyle (22.26)

Daniela Georges (13) 9th in 100 Yard Butterfly (57.49)

Justin Hanson (13) 11th in 200 Yard Butterfly (2:03.25)

Michael Hauss (17) 13th in 200 Yard Freestyle (1:44.36)

Emily Jiang (14) 14th in 400 Yard IM (4:43.19), 200 Yard Freestyle (1:59.01)

Molly Jubas (17) 12th in 1000 Yard Freestyle (10:38.54)

Brittany Kahn (13) 9th200 Yard Backstroke (2:09.94), 11th in 400 IM (4:37.78), 13th in 100 Yard Backstroke (1:01.14)

Tyler Lin (13) 11th in 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:04.94)

Jared Namba (16) 9th in 100 Yard Backstroke (52.30), 12th in 200 Yard Backstroke (1:56.10), 15th in 200 Yard IM (1:59.45)

Correy Okubo (15) 14th in 100 Yard Backstroke (53.40), 16th in 100 Yard Butterfly (52.61)

Erin Parrett (16) 16th in 50 Yard Freestyle (25.00)

Alex Peterson (14) 9th in 400 Yard IM (4:20.50), 11th in 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:04.66), 14th in 1650 Yard Freestyle (17:14.51)

Cameron Price (18) 12th in 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:12.69), 15th in 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:01.61)

Megan Rankin (16) 11th in 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:25.01)

Michael Schiffer (15) 15th in 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:15.59)

Stephanie Schlobohm (17) 9th in 200 Yard Backstroke (2:06.21), 10th in 400 Yard IM (4:36.43), 12th in 100 Yard Freestyle (53.09)

Paul Sigler (15) 15th in 1650 Yard Freestyle (16:41.72)

Josh Smith (16) 9th in 200 Yard Backstroke (1:52.59), 11th 50 Yard Freestyle (21.77)

Thomas Smith (13) 10th in 50 Yard Freestyle (23.59)

Ken Takahashi (14) 10th in 200 Yard Freestyle (1:48.93)

Erica Taylor (18) 13th in 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:26.43), 14th 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:08.48)

Annie Tran (14) 10th in 100 Yard Backstroke (59.10), 13th in 50 Yard Freestyle (25.25)

Brooke Wanser (16) 9th in 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:07.75)

Christopher Wong (17) 15th in 100 Yard Freestyle (47.68)

Matthew Wong (13) 9th in 200 Yard Freestyle (1:48.50), 11th in 100 Yard Freestyle (50.96)