Adversity: JAG Qualifiers

Sherry Mueller (DiBello)

Adversity:  JAG Qualifiers

Adversity does not build character … it reveals it. (Anonymous)

The JAG Last Ditch meet was scheduled for this past weekend, May 30-31.  Even though the meet was cancelled, we have 19 characters (swimmers) who have already qualified.  So we’d like to acknowledge them.  Many of these events were qualified with SCY times. A few times qualified from last season’s Long Course season. 

JAG Qualifiers: 

Girls Age Group 7-10

  • Reagan Tatgenhorst (Silver) (7-10 100 Back);

Boys Age Group 7-10

  • Tristan Noel Flores (Silver) (7-10 100 Back);

Girls Age Group 11-12

  • Kate Alvarez (Gold) (11-12 50 Back);
  • Chloe Hong (Silver) (11-12 50 Back);

Boys Age Group 11-12

  • Alan DiBello (Gold) (11-12 50 Back);

Girls Age Group 13-14

  • Jill Adams (Platinum) (13-14 100 Back, 200 Back), 100 Breast, 200 Breast);
  • Brooke Etter (Platinum) (13-14 100 Breast, 200 Breast);
  • Jacqueline Shen (Platinum) (13-14 200 Breast);
  • Victoria Villarreal (Titanium) (13-14 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 1000 Free), 650 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM, 400 IM);
  • Madeline Wheeler (Titanium) (13-14 200 Free, 800 Free, 1650 Free, 200 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM)

Boys Age Group 13-14

  • Kai Anolin (Platinum) (13-14 50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM);
  • Vincent Frausto (Platinum) (13-14 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM, 400 IM)
  • Ethan Lopez (Platinum) (13-14 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 IM)
  • Luke Pedroche (Titanium) 13-14 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 800 Free, 1650 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM);

Girls Age Group 15-18

  • Nohely Lopez (Titanium) 15-18 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back)

Boys Age Group 15-18

  • Michael DiBello (Titanium) 15-18 50 Free; 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Breast,  200 Breast,  200 IM,  400 IM)
  • Garrett Dykier (Titanium) 15-18 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 1650 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 200 IM,
  • Christopher Haygood (Titanium)  15-18 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 100 Fly);
  • Nathan Lee (Titanium) 15-18 100 Back, 200 Back, 200 Breast);

Congratulations to our JAG swimmers.

WRAP UP

Adversity introduces a man to himself. (Albert Einstein)

We all (coaches, parents, swimmers) know if we could have competed in a Long Course season we would have qualified a lot more.  Next year.

In the meantime we are asking all our swimmers and parents to have faith and confidence in the knowledge we have a strong management team working on plans trying to balance the safety of our kids with the need to get our team back into the water.

So I say to all our swimmers.  “I’d like to introduce you to a person who is going through some of the most trying and challenging of times in the history of the world, who is facing the adversity with grace, and who will come through this a better and stronger person.  Now look in the mirror and say, ‘Hi’.”

GO SHARKS

GMA Sherry