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Brian Brown

Join us Friday, September 30, 2022 for the 1st Annual Aloha Friday fundraiser! This year's theme is Island Time. All proceeds support the purchase of a new swim meet timing system.

Brian Brown

Congratulations to James Gallagher and Jason Lee for their contributions to Southern California Swimming's win at the Western Zone All-Star meet. Coach James and his staff led the victorious team of 70 swimmers while Jason Lee had 7 best times in 7 events this past weekend in Elk Grove, CA. Congratulations!

Brian Brown

FAST seniors Matthew Chai and Kailee Chow concluded their high school careers with fine performances at the USAS Junior National Championships this week in Irvine, CA. Matthew Chai took the win in the 1500M Freestyle on the first night of the meet by holding off some stiff competition with a time of 15:28.25. Kailee Chow swam a time trial and dropped 1.5 seconds in the 200M Butterfly to smash her own team record. New FAST Team Record -- Kailee Chow, 200M Butterfly 2:15.45 (Previous Record: 2:16.95 -- 7/9/2022) Congratulations and...

Brian Brown

This morning Kailee Chow competed in her first Summer Junior Nationals, swimming the 200M Butterfly and finishing in 27th place. The meet features more than 1,000 swimmers from around the country and the competition is intense, but it's also made a bit easier with a big smile. Congratulations Kailee!

Brian Brown

Last week in Irvine, CA, distance ace Matthew Chai was one of a handful of eighteen and under athletes nationwide to compete in the USA Swimming National Championships. While racing against Olympians, former National champions and international competitors, Matthew finished 20th in the 800M Freestyle, 21st in the 1500M, and 25th in the 400M. He will be back in action this week at the USAS Junior Championships also being held in Irvine. For more information on the competition see the USA Swimming webpage here. Congratulations and good luck this week...

Brian Brown

Congratulations to all the FAST Masters swimmers who raced in the Newport Pier to Pier event this past weekend. The annual 2-mile open water swim is the highlight of the summer for FAST Masters of all ages. We encourage participation in these events -- it gives meaning to the training and builds self-confidence. If you are motivated to try open water swimming, visit the Southern California event list here. Thanks Coach Keith for preparing our athletes for success and proving once again that, "Work Works"!

Brian Brown

In their final meets of the long course season, FAST swimmers carted off excellent results, including a 2nd Place Combined Team finish at the CA/NV Sectional-South Championships in Santa Clarita. At the same time in Mission Viejo, Junior Olympic veterans and multiple first-time qualifiers performed well, garnering swims in the finals and having strong relay performances. Overall it was an awesome way to finish the 2022 Summer LCM Season. Congratulatoins to all -- we are looking forward to the Fall!

Brian Brown

As FAST wraps up the last week of the summer season, National, Junior National, Sectional, and Junior Olympics qualifiers are excitedly preparing for their season-ending competitions. With all their extra time and energy, some swimmers have kept themselves busy by designing their own shirts! Swimmers who have already concluded their summer competitions will be on a two-week break from July 18 to July 31. The FAST program will resume on August 1 with Pre-Season Training (an abbreviated schedule will be announced soon). The full training schedule will start on August...

Brian Brown

On National Pool Day FAST swimmer and SwimSwam reporter par excellence Annie Johnson chose the Janet Evans Swim Complex as her favorite pool. Read the article here. Thanks Annie, there's no place like home!

Brian Brown

At the SoCal Invite this past weekend Kailee Chow swam to her first Summer Junior National cut in the 200M Butterfly. Her time of 2:16.95 eclipsed the former FAST team mark set eight years ago. Previous 200M Butterfly Record: Isabella Kearns--2:17.09, 2014 Kailee swam personal best times in the prelims and again finals. However, the next day proved to be the charm when she swam the event for the third time in a time trial, proving the value of determination. The 17 FAST swimmers competing also recorded an impressive 11...