Scott Valley meet + Swim-a-Thon + Rolling Hills Write Up + More!

Candace Murphy
May 7, 2019

Dear Seals Families!

Some important notes to impart today!

  1. The deadline to sign up for the Seals @ Scott Valley meet is tonight. Please go to EVENTS and declare whether or not your swimmer will be swimming. If your swimmer is swimming, you may sign up for 3 separate individual events.
  2. The Swim-a-Thon is tomorrow! It will be held from 3:30 to 7 pm . Swimmers generally swim during their normally allotted practice times, but many swimmers swim longer than the normal length of their practice. The basic concept is to swim 200 laps or 2 hours, whichever comes first (but some swim longer, or shorter...whatever works for your swimmer). There will be pizza for the swimmers and a raffle, which will include some of our popular Seals swag, and much, much more! Join the fun!
  3. Thank you, parents and swimmers for all your patience on Saturday. It was quite an unusual situation, but we all banded together and instead of the situation becoming like the iceberg to the Titanic, we all navigated it beautifully and all was well in the end! 

Finally, here is a quick write up of the meet last Saturday, and what our team submitted to the Marin Swim League for their records. And when we mean quick, we mean quick. That’s what happens when only 21 events officially count in a dual meet! Because we did not complete the meet, there is neither a win nor a loss for either our team or Rolling Hills. Onward and upward! And meanwhile, here is that write up:

The Strawberry Seals hosted the Rolling Hills Stingrays Saturday in the Seals’ first home meet, only to find after the 21st event — the boys 11-12 50 backstroke — that the pool needed to be evacuated for technical difficulties.

Up to that point, the meet had started rather auspiciously, with the Seals’ 8-and-under girls 25 free team record being shattered by Cruz Gattnar as she swam to a 14.96. It was a notable swim, considering the Seals do not use starting blocks for their 8-and-under events, and instead the young swimmers dive in off the edge of the pool. 

Until the unfortunate evacuation of the pool, it was a good battle between the two teams. Bright swims for the Stingrays included 9-10 girl Emma Sloan who won the 9-10 50 back, Addelyn Tinkler who touched first in the 9-10 50 free, Vaughn Miguel with a win in the 50 free and a very quick 100 free from Peyton Oga who went 51.36 to touch out the Seals’ standout sprinter Noah Erikson. The Seals, meanwhile, wrested victory from the Stingrays in all the medley relays except for the mixed 9-10 200 medley.

The Seals next take on crosstown rival Scott Valley as the Sea Serpents host the Seals on Saturday.


~ The Seals