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Brian Timmerman

Ten Swim Torrance Senior and National Track swimmers travelled to Carlsbad, CA, for the CA/NV Sectionals Feb 27-Mar 1. Individual event qualifiers (8): Jack, Charlotte, Elsie, Mie, Danny, Noah, Sohyeon and Ricky. Matthew and Ryan swam relays and time trials. Congrats to our swimmers, who achieved 9 new Futures qualifying times. DAY ONE: Jack and Noah made finals: Jack in 200 IM and 500 free, finishing 20th in both, setting a team 17-18 boys record in 500 (4:34). Noah finished 17th in 100 back in 51.32. Mie, Elsie, Sohyeon, and...

Brian Timmerman

Finale Meet Recap: Coach Chantal: Shark swimmers finished their championship season at Finale, after a few of them swam different events at PAC Champs the week before! Some swimmers were introduced to the 200 yard races, Sasha K, Ella H, Brianna A and Charli R were nervous, but their preparation and race strategy empowered them to race smart! I saw a lot of "light bulb" moments at Finale where the Shark swimmers took the knowledge and skills from this season into how they race. It was an exciting meet and...

Brian Timmerman

PAC-CHAMPS PHOTO: Brianna readies herself for her first SWIM-OFF. She swam like lightning! SHARKS from coach Chantal: Shark swimmers were new and therefore very excited to compete at this Prelims/ Finals meet. Swimmers were extra prepared and willing to do what they could to get back to finals by racing fast! I saw great technique skills and sub kicks for the Shark swimmers as they race their respective events. Brianna A. tied for first alternate on Saturday and patiently waited for her swim off after the 500 Free's and a...

Brian Timmerman

HUSKY INVITE RECAP: Nine National Track, Senior, and Pre-Senior swimmers travelled to Federal Way, Washington, December 6-8 to take on some of the fastest Senior swimmers on the west coast, including college swimmers from UC Santa Barbara, San Jose State, and Seattle University. Because of the upcoming Olympic Trials meet in June, prelims at this meet were short course and finals long course. New team records were set by Jack in 400 IM and 500 free for 15-16 boys and Elsie for 13-14 girls in 100 and 200 breast. Finalists...

Brian Timmerman

Canyons Cranberry Meet Recap Coach Chantal: Shark 1 & Shark 2: Swimmers were engaged for their 3 skills challenge and had more confidence in their races at the Cranberry Classic! Swimmers were great about being in the swimmers area and the Shark parents having their children be responsible in check-in and seeing me before and after races. The skills that they have been practicing showed up in their races at the meet! Keep it up Sharks! 3 Skills Challenge Winners: Shark 1: Olivia Shark 2: Daniela & Nicholson Level 2...

Brian Timmerman

Kevin Perry Senior Invite Recap: Last weekend, eleven of Swim Torrance’s finest Senior and National Track athletes stormed the La Mirada pool for a three-day competition against elite swimmers from all over California. We had a great meet, with many new personal best times at a mid-season meet. Jack was our only finalist, finishing 18th in prelims in 400 IM in a new best time of 4:06.13. Noah also had a great 400IM, finishing in 4:13. Elsie and Sohyeon proved they are on track to qualify for the USA Swimming...

Brian Timmerman

IMR/IMX RECAP From Coach Chantal: Shark Division: Swimmers improved overall in this meet from what they learned at TSM! With the Three Skills Challenge, there were more stars on the board and the top Shark 1 swimmers with the challenge were Amia K and Jacob V, while in Shark 2 the top swimmers of the challenge were Kai P and Jianna C! The athletes were more confident behind the blocks and were prepared with check-in, seeing the coach for pre and post race talks and warming down! Thank you parents...

Brian Timmerman

TSM Meet Recap: Cheers to our Swim Torrance swimmers for starting out the season right w strong performances last weekend. Thanks parents for your help, support and awesome timing ability. Sharks: There were many first timers at TSM and everyone made it to their events, not one missed! Daniela K. in Shark 2 won all her heats on day 1 and got three duckies to show for her efforts. The 3 skills challenge winner for the TSM Meet was Jacob V. of Shark 1 and several swimmers were close with...

Kimi Davidson

Torrance Tri-Meet Recap SHARK Shark 1– We had 92% participation at the meet! It was a great showing by our group. Not only did we have almost all of Shark I at the meet, but every Shark I swimmer swam very well. There were many best times and many stars earned in the 3 Skill Challenge, which included, checking-in, streamlining past the flags, and good finishes. Shark I was almost perfect in the challenge. We struggled a little bit with our finishes and streamlines, but did a much better job...

Kimi Davidson

Canyons/NOVA Memorial Day Weekend Recap Coach Rae: Age Group had a great first meet of the long course season. Their positivity throughout the whole weekend, even with the rain, was awesome to see - and it showed in their races! Everyone came into the wall with strong finishes, and we had a number of athletes win their heat and come away with a rubber ducky to prove it! A few swimmers even had their debut long course meet and got great experience. Our 3 Skill Challenge involved working on sub...