ELITE Otters Swim Team Continues to Pile up Summer Junior Olympic Qualifying Times

Laura Otteson
May 26, 2019

ELITE Otters Swim Team Continues to Pile up

Summer Junior Olympic Qualifying Times

PALM SPRINGS, CA – May 26, 2019 – ELITE Otters Swim Team, southern California’s elite swimming team, continued to build on its huge string of success since its debut less than four months ago with their outstanding performances at the Palm Springs LC BRW Meet on May 24-26, 2019.

The Otters were led by Shayna Hecht and Owen Otteson, who combined for seven new summer Junior Olympic qualifying times.  Together with Ava Otteson the Otters now have three swimmers competing in a total of 15 events in July’s summer JO’s.

All seven Otters who raced dropped times in at least one race.  Perhaps the highlight was Eden Rodriguez who dropped an astounding 29.02 seconds in the 100 meter backstroke.

Coach Laura Otteson commented, “We are seeing terrific results from all of our swimmers.  I am so proud of each and every one of them.  The hard work they put in each week is producing strong results.  I expect that to continue.”

Head Coach Josh Otteson added, “This was the first meet that most of our swimmers had gotten a chance to compete on both days and I was really fired up by our team spirit and camaraderie that everyone exhibited, from parents to kids.  To have developed that kind of bond amongst our new team in such a brief time is extremely gratifying.”

About ELITE Otters Swim Team:

Elite Otters Swim Team is dedicated to providing positive encouragement and opportunity for all swimmers to pursue excellence in a safe environment, while also working to build self-discipline, sportsmanship and integrity.  Our primary focus is teaching proper stroke technique, racing skills and building endurance so our swimmers can compete and excel at ELITE levels.  Coaches believe communication, high expectations, and setting goals are critical components in achieving success in life and in the pool.

For more information please visit the team’s website at www.ELITEOtters.com

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