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Pacific Coast All-Star Meet Recap (January 7-8, 2023)

Tim Murphy

Word on the street was that Pacific Swimming was fixing to end 13 years of dominance by Southern California Swimming (SCS) at the Pacific Coast All-Star Meet in Snohomish, Washington and that is exactly what they did.  By winning many close races with outstanding underwater efforts and disciplined pacing and breathing, the Pacific Swimming team ended SCS's lengthy reign.

Three BCS athletes represented SCS at the 2023 edition of this meet versus the best and brightest from Pacific Swimming, Oregon Swimming and Pacific Northwest Swimming: Gabi Brito, Peyton Kuo and Kayla Sun.  Coach Tim also traveled to the meet as a member of the SCS Coaching Staff.

Gabi Brito (11-12 Girls)
Miss Brito put on her game face and brought her winning mentality to the pool deck, giving a very strong performance throughout the weekend.  Despite one hiccup, a DQ in the 200 IM, she finished no lower than 3rd place in any of her other events, including wins in the 100 Breast and 200 Medley Relay.  She posted new best times in the 100 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Breast and 50 Free (relay leadoff).  Way to go, Gabi!

Peyton Kuo (13-14 Boys)
Mr. Kuo raced marvelously, with podium finishes in 5 of his 6 individual races and scoring valuable points in that 6th race (100 Breast) with a very respectable new best time of 1:00.90 (-1.18).  He also achieved new best times in the 200 IM and 100 Fly, but the highlight of the meet for Mr. Kuo had to be his win and new meet record of 21.01 in the 50 Free.  He contributed to 2nd place finishes as a member of all four relay teams, falling to a dominant group of athletes from Pacific Swimming each time.  Congratulations, Peyton!

Kayla Sun (11-12 Girls)
Miss Sun was all sunshine all weekend, despite the grey and wet Pacific Northwest weather outside.  She got on the board with her 8th place finish in the 200 Free (a best time) and saw action as a member of four 5th place relays.  She tallied 5 best times (100 IM, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Free, 50 Breast) in her 6 individual events, making it a very fruitful weekend.  Outstanding effort, Kayla!