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The Speedo 2019 CA-NV Sectionals Swimming Championships was held in Monterey Park, California December 13th-16th, 2019. Many of the top clubs from California and Nevada competed in this championship meet. The Pleasanton Seahawks (PLS) swept the three top awards: 1st Place Team Award, Overall Top Male award to Taber Dacosta, and Overall Top Female award to Sydney Lu. Many PLS swimmers stood atop the podium to accept their medals, which totaled 30 medals overall – 8 golds, 9 silvers, 2 bronzes, and 11 others (4th – 8th place). The top...

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The Speedo 2019 Winter Junior (West) Championships was held in Federal Way, Washington December 11th-14th, 2019. Many of the top junior swimmers, 18 and younger, in the United States showcased their speed and talents in this championship meet. The Pleasanton Seahawks sent three qualifiers: Andy Wang, Allen Dempster, and Alex Ren. Andy Wang’s best performance was 30th place on 1650y Free (15:44.88). Andy also raced to a personal best time for 40th place 500y Free (4:32.33). Allen Dempster showed his strength in backstroke events powering to 33rd place 100y Back...

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The Winter 2019 Junior Olympics Championships was held in San Jose, California December 6th-8th, 2019. As many as 940 swimmers from 70 top clubs in Pacific Swimming competed in this age-group championship meet. The Pleasanton Seahawks (PLS) captured three top awards: 2nd Place Team Award, High Point Award 11 Year Old Female to Natalie Mak, and High Point Award 12 Year Old Female to Alexis Mesina. After 3-days of competition, many PLS swimmers raced to personal best times, team records, and most importantly, lots of team fun. Their enthusiasm and...

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The Pleasanton Seahawks (PLS) competed at the 2019 Toyota US Open Swimming Championships held at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia December 4th-7th, 2019. Most of the top swimmers in the USA, including Olympians, competed in this championship meet. Sydney Lu, Allen Dempster, and Lleyton Plattel represented PLS, providing exciting races and improving their overall performances at this early-season meet. Sydney raced in three events: 200m IM with 2:20.80 (0.89s time improvement), 100m Fly with 1:01.33 (0.11s time improvement), and 200m Fly with 2:22.32. Allen raced in two events:...

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The Pleasanton Seahawks (PLS) hosted the Pacific Swimming Short Course Yards Senior 2 Trials and Finals Meet on November 9 - 10 at the team’s pool facility in Pleasanton. More than 700 swimmers from 49 teams in Pacific Swimming as well as other top teams from Sierra Nevada and Oregon were in attendance. On the women’s side for PLS, Claire Suen had a great meet making four finals appearances. She finished 1st in the 50 Free B-Final (24.27), 3rd in the 200 Free A-Final (1:51.97), 3rd in the 100 Free...

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The 2019 Western Zone Age Group Championships were held in Gresham, OR August 7-10. Approximately 697 swimmers (14 & under) representing 17 all-star teams across the Western United States (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY) came together to compete in 98 events at Mt. Hood Community College Aquatics Center. Pacific Swimming selected 71 top swimmers to represent its 16,000 swimmers from 120 swim clubs. Among these top athletes were five Pleasanton Seahawks swimmers: Ethan N. Wang (14 years old), Faith Carroll (14 years...

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Photo courtesy Hector Jhong The Pleasanton Seahawks swim team had many swimmers qualify for and compete at the '2019 Pacific Swimming Far Western Long Course Championships' on July 25-28, 2019. This four day trials and finals meet with multiple relays was held at Campolindo High School in Moraga, CA. The Seahawks received second place out of 71 teams with 704 points. Representing the Pleasanton Seahawks: Francesca Rong Lin, age 9 with 9 new best times; Madison Wainwright (10); Oryan Liu (10) 1BT; Kealan Tupper (10) 3BT; Christopher Wang (10) 3BT;...

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Three swimmers from the Pleasanton Seahawks swim team were awarded High Point winners for their accomplishments at the ‘2019 Pacific Swimming Far Western Long Course Championships in Moraga, CA. The meet was held on July 25-28, 2019. There were 71 teams represented and three Seahawks took home the award for High Point winner! Ethan Wang, age 14 with 52 individual points; Alex Ren, age 16 with 45.5 individual points and Sydney Lu, age 15 with 43 individual points. The Pleasanton Seahawks scored a total of 702 points and finished in...

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Pacific Swimming Adam Szmidt Memorial 14 & Under LCM Junior Olympics Championship 2019 was hosted by Terrapins Swim Team and held July 12-14 in Concord, CA. A total of 73 qualifying teams across Northern California and Reno, Nevada with 742 swimmers traveled to this three-day age-group championship meet to compete in 96 events. The Pleasanton Seahawks (PLS) swim team entered 44 swimmers (20 girls and 24 boys) for competition and won a total of 111 individual medals. PLS’ top individual swimmers were Francesca Lin (3rdplace 100m breaststroke), Brooke Bennett (2ndplace...

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The Seahawks are saying farewell to 12 graduating seniors this year.  These swimmers have, in many cases been swimming together for many years and are now ready to embark on the next exciting adventure as they head off to various  colleges across the Nation!  The top row left to right we have Nick Skinner, Nick  graduated from Foothill High School  in Pleasanton and received the ‘Multilingual recognition award’ and will be heading to TCU (Texas Christian University) in the Fall.  Nick has a GPA of 3.5, he is a 5 time...