EOST With Huge Drops as Hecht and Otteson Swim to 4 JO Cuts at Cinco de Mayo Meet

Laura Otteson
May 5, 2019

ELITE Otters participated in the Palm Springs Cinco de Mayo Swim Meet this past Sunday. Owen Otteson swam to two Junior Olympic cuts in the 50 butterfly(5 second drop) and 50 backstroke (4 second drop). Additionally, Otteson swam his first ever 200 freestyle.  His performance in the 200 freestyle ranks him as the 20th fastest 8 year old in the nation. Awesome work Owen!

Shayna Hecht, who recently joined ELITE Otters and has been training as an Otter for the past 2 months, also swam to 2 Junior Olympic cuts in the 100 Freestyle (7 second drop) and the 50 fly (5 second drop). Way to make some waves in the pool Shayna!

Otteson and Hecht will join Ava Otteson (Owen's older sister), who also qualified previously this year, at the summer Junior Olympics this coming July in Riverside, CA.