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Michael Chasson

In the final meet of the long course season, Jack Luken placed in both of his events at the USA Summer Championships in Irvine, California. Jack qualified for four events, but only swam the two at the end of the week, since he had just finished Futures on the previous Saturday night. Jack placed 14th in the 400 free, just off his best time and placed 8th in the 800 free, dropping six seconds from the previous week. This meet was the second highest USA meet this summer, behind the...

Michael Chasson

Gold Medal Swim Club sent nine swimmers to participate on the Western Zone All Star Team near Dallas, Texas. This was the first out of state racing experience for some of the group. The group overcame jet lag, an indoor pool with poor air quality, and a different coach to gain valuable racing experience that will help them at travel meets in the future. The following swimmers participated: Owen Phelps Tori Nguyen Jason Sugihara Cohen Gunsalus Ellie Kayser Marley Spray Paige Downey Jonathan Zinger Langston Lindsey 1st Place Finishers all...

Michael Chasson

Jack Luken led Gold Medal with wins in the 200 free, 1500 free, and 400 free at the Futures Championship in Fargo, North Dakota. He also placed second in the 800 free. Also placing, were Clare Luken in the 100 and 200 free, Reed Lucero in the 100 breast, and Ava Elliott in the 200 fly and the 400 IM. Jack qualified for the Summer Championships in Irvine, California, the first week of August. A great team performance in the highest level meet to date for Gold Medal Swim Club.

Michael Chasson

Gold Medal achieved its highest finish ever at a State Senior Championship, with a fourth place finish. In some of the worst weather conditions the team has experienced at a summer meet, there were best times and great performances. Top performers coming off the Sectional meet were Abby Raclaw, Bobby Sander, and Markus Quillinan, who improved best times done a week earlier. Colorado Stanley performed three best times. Leah Green was our highest individual finish with a second place in the 1500 free. The women’s team of Reagan Uhlik, Kinsey...

Michael Chasson

Jack Luken led Gold Medal Swim Club to a 19th place finish at the Western Zone Sectionals. Jack scored in the top eight in 400 free, 800 free, and 1500 free. This Sectional meet was the most competitive ever held based on times to qualify for top 32. 14 Gold Medal swimmers participated and did an incredible job in representing the team at this higher level meet. Individual Scorers Ava Elliott Clare Luken Jack Luken Reed Lucero Abby Raclaw Relay Scorers Ryne Davenport Finn Crawford Bobby Sander Reed Lucero Jack...

Michael Chasson

The Gold Medal Swim Club finished an amazing Age Group State meet with a second place finish behind SAC, who has 550 swimmers to our 90 swimmers. We also finished ahead of much larger teams like Rio and Phoenix and Westside. When I started this team around five years ago, I didn't envision this type of finish at the State level. Thank you to all the swimmers and parents and Coach Jens and Coach Kyle for an amazing weekend. - 2nd Place Team Finish - Highest point total in team...

Michael Chasson

in less than ideal conditions at Glendale Community College for the Regional Championship, July 9-11, a number of Gold Medal swimmers performed at at high level. Matt Weldy and Madison Ricks each recorded eight best times to lead the way for the team. New State Times Bruss Bowman 100 fly and 50 free Anthony Kummet 400 free and 50 fly Matt Weldy 800 free Eli Ross 50 breast Top Performers Eight Best Times Matt Weldy Madison Ricks Six best Times Kimberly Palmer Shea Braley Five Best Times Brus Bowman Anthony...

Michael Chasson

Gold Medal swimmers achieved some great results at the Copper Classic #3 this past weekend. Dante Apps: New State times in the 100 IM and 50 free for 10 and under boys. Placed second in the IM Shootout competition. Thais Apps: Achieved six new JO times in 10 and under girls. Ryan Beck: Four best times in 8 and under boys Angelina Gomez: Three best times in 8 and under girls Rachel Spresney: Five JO times in 10 and under girls Ander Yu: Three best times in 8 and under...

Michael Chasson

The Gold Medal swimmers performed very well at the first long course meet in almost 2 years. Obviously, we had 100% best times. One of our primary goals was to establish long course state qualifying times. Many of our swimmers previously had short course (25 yard pool) state qualifying times, but for state meet seeding purposes, everyone needs to establish good long course (50 meter pool) state qualifying times. 34 Gold Medal swimmers competed in 195 total events. In those 195 events, 100 long course state qualifying times were established....

Michael Chasson

Review from the Copper Classic Meet From Coach Kyle Dante Apps - 1 new SCY state time, 3 new JO times, as well as winning the 10&U boys 50 free shootout Thais Apps - 6 new JO times, 3rd place in 10&U girls 50 free shootout Maya Stubbs - 6/6 best times Angelina Gomez - 4 best times Ryan Beck - 3 best times