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Pickett returns to action in Cougar sweep ZACH PICKETT swims backstroke in the 200 medley relay Wednesday. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum By Mike Bush From page A9 | March 01, 2013 | El Dorado hosted Ponderosa in nonleague swimming action Wednesday. The Cougar boys and girls both defeated their counterparts: the Lady Cougars prevailing 100-62 while the boys edged the Bruins 86-81. The El Dorado girls won eight of 11 events including two of the three relays. The Cougar boys touched first in nine events. Wednesday’s meet marked the...

AquaSol attends UC Berkeley meet By Democrat Staff From page A12 | February 15, 2013 |   BERKELEY — Seventeen members of Aquasol’s senior group attended the meet on the campus of UC Berkeley that played host to 300 swimmers representing 25 teams from Northern and Southern California. Kaela Marcus, 15, made the finals in the 200 backstroke (8th) with a new AA time of 2:17.83 (a whopping 5-second drop from her previous best time); 100 breaststroke (5th) in 1:09.37. She also had a best time in the 100 back...

By Democrat Staff From page A11 | December 21, 2012 | Leave Comment   Nine members of the USA Swimming AquaSol Swim Team made the trip to Federal Way, Wash., recently to compete in the Husky Swimming Invitational. The invitational played host to 10 collegiate and 40 club teams from all over the western United States. Jason Williams, 16, had five new personal records: 100 freestyle, 49.56; 200 butterfly, 2:00.04; 100 fly, 52.45 (new AAAA time); 200 Individual Medlay, 2:03.68; 50 free, 23.01. Mac Guinn, 18, had four PRs: 100 backstroke...

  By Mountain Democrat Staff From page A12 | October 12, 2012 |   Two dozen members of the Aquasol Swim team participated in Sierra Nevada Long Course Junior Olympics at the Summer Sanders Pool in Roseville recently. Kaela Marcus, 15, swam to 12 personal best times and qualified for International Grand Prix competition in so doing. Marcus won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke races by huge margins, clocking 1:16.45 and 2:45.22, respectively. She also placed in the top eight in the 400 IM, she was third with a 5:25.45, 200...

By Democrat Staff   EL DORADO — AquaSol celebrated its 2011-2012 season with five awards covering 10 swimmers. Kaela Marcus was awarded the coveted Terry Jones Award, given to those that have most fervently adhered to the training program, committed themselves as student -athletes and best represented what  Terry instilled in his swimmers. From 2001 to 2007, Jones coached the swimmers in the Placerville and Western Slope area and started AquaSol. He set a great example for his swimmers through his dedication to his team and produced dozens of top-level...

  By Democrat Staff From page A6 | September 26, 2012 | Leave Comment   Haley Owens, 16, a member of the Aquasol USA swim team, is one of eight swimmers from the Sacramento region named a Scholar Athlete by USA Swimming, the sport’s national governing body. The award is given to members of USA Swimming that achieve time standards that are “Grand Prix” level while maintaining a high GPA. Last year, the El Dorado High sophomore with a 4.1 GPA achieved standards in the 100 and 200 meter breastroke, going...