AquaSol attends UC Berkeley meet

By 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 in 1:06.15.

Marissa Garcia, 15, made finals in the 100 breast (7th) in 1:10.21; the 200 breast (12th) with a new best time by four seconds, clocking 2:30.42.

Grady Lynch,17, made the finals in the 50 freestyle with a 22.87 (14th) and swam a best time in the 100 back in 1:00.22.

Jonah Harm, 12, in his first senior meet ever, finaled in the 100 free by clocking 56.62 (10th) for a new best time. He also swam a new best in the 200 Individual Medley in 2:28.87.

Devlen Whisler, 15 had two new best times in the 200 butterfly (2:15.01) and the  400 IM (4:49.75).

Allison Marcus, 13, had four new best times: 100 breast (1:17.65), 200 breast (2:45.60),

David Chong, 16, had four best times in the 50 free (25.66), 100 free (56.97), 100 breast (1:14.46) and 200 breast (2:37.56).

Jula Somera, 12, in her first ever meet as a senior, improved her 100 free to 1:05.22.

Rose Christeson, 15, had two new best times and a finals appearance in the 100 breast (12th), 1:16.03, and 200 breast 2:40.83.

Also attending were: Anna Christeson, Elijah Jackowitz, Jacqueline Nisson, Marcella Jacquemann, Molly Covington, Kyle Covington, Hannah Covington and Caffrey Lynch.

“We had a fair number of really good swims at this meet which offers a Trials/Finals Format. This gives the kids valuable experience for what they will need to do later in the year in their high school championships,” AquaSol coach Steve Skidmore said.

Registration is now open for AquaSol Swim Team’s “Spring Into Summer” Swim Clinic. The clinic is being offered from March 4- July 26 and sign ups are open through February 25 at a special rate of $325 for five months of swimming. This also includes USA Swimming membership (a $75 value). The clinic runs Monday through Thursday with sessions in the late afternoon/early evening. Two assessment dates are scheduled, Saturday, February 9 at 8 a.m. or Wednesday, February 20 at 6 p.m. to meet with a coach to determine team readiness and placement. This clinic is for all ages and is a great opportunity to swim locally at the Western Slope Aquatic Center at Union Mine High School. For more information or to register for the clinic, go to AquaSol Swim Team is a family oriented, quality year-round swim program that encourages fitness, sportsmanship and personal growth for all ages and abilities.

Democrat Staff

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