Viking Aquatics, Long Beach CA

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Congrats to all the Viking Masters who raced at UCLA today! A lot of sunshine, fast races (well, pretty fast), and fun. In addition to all our individual events, we were able to have two teams in each relay (200 medley and 200 free), which were especially fun. Capped it off with some great food and conversation!

Congratulations to all our swimmers on a great job with the lapathon! Fifty swimmers completed an awesome amount of laps. From 1200 yards (our youngest swimmers) all the way up to 5500 yards! We'll be putting together the individual totals soon. Great job!!

Congrats to all who swam at the Metro Champs meet - Viking Aquatics had an awesome finish! The results are posted at the SoCal site HERE, and have also been uploaded to individual accounts. The Team Records have also been updated.  Finally, Viking Aquatics has 5 swimmers in a total of 13 events competing this coming week at the SoCal Junior Olympics - congrats to Sarah Hernandez, Emma Kerr, Brenna Knapp, Kirsten Miller, and Alana Murray!

Great news - Viking Aquatics now has its own online store! Shirts, sweatpants, hats, etc - all with logos, and additional customizeable options! Payment is made online, and shipped directly to you. Just look for the "SpiritWear" logo on the website:   Go Vikings!

Please note that the Yacht Club 12 & under dual meet has been rescheduled for the 24th. 

Great job all at the SBRWS - we had several age-division awards from Age group up through the 3 mile swim - plus a lot of fun! Thanks to Coach Dave and Brant!

Twenty Vikings (including a brave 7-yr-old!) had an great time last Saturday at Seal Beach getting ready for this Saturday's race/swim. The age-groupers practiced their entries/exits, and the seniors went out for 1-mile "tide-stick" swim. Looking forward to some fast and fun swims - Go Vikings!

  Congratulations to everyone who swam this weekend at Cerritos! We had some great swims, and more fun getting used to long course. Here are some highlights (full results here):    Two more swimmers qualified for the Summer LC Junior Olympics and June Age Group (JAG) Invitational: Emma Kerr – 50M Butterfly - 34.52 Brenna Knapp – 200M Backstroke - 2:46.67 Meet Division Placers (1-8):   7 Heaton, Kobe 5-10 100 LC Meter Backstroke WHT - Division  8 Hampton, Jack 13-14 200 LC Meter IM WHT - Division 2 Guerrero,...

Four masters swimmers spent a beautiful Sunday morning in Mission Viejo at the Natadores Short Course Masters meet. Peter Knapp, Leighton Chalmers, Gretchen Sumortin, and Michelle Hertzog (L-R) swam a total of 15 events, plus the 200 medley relay, and took first place for our age division! Everyone got an individual 1st place in a variety of events as well!  Michelle and Gretchen even decided the morning of to join Peter in the 1000YD swim - and enjoyed it! Many thanks to Leighton and his wife Renee for cheering and dutifully...

  Congratulations to all those who participated in the 100's Challenge for 2012! This is an annual tradition of swimming 100x100's - or as many as you challenge yourself to. We had great participation from folks of all levels of experience, including three age-groupers! Many thanks to the Sears family for hosting/coaching, and Chris and Dave for supporting as well. Well done all, and Happy Holidays! (Please let us know if you were missed, and we'll be sure to add you to the hall of pain.) Age-Group Swimmers: 100: Chloe Wheeler...