Fifteen of our own Blue Rays competed against both the La Verne Gators and the YMCA of Monrovia in a tri-swim meet. More than 60 swimmers from all three organizations participated, making for some heady competition, but at the end of the day, Pasadena took home a total of 52 ribbons! Twelve for first place, 15 for second place, 11 for third place, 11 for fourth place, and three for fifth place! Posting notable swims were Isabella Mead, 12, Antoine Moats, 10, Alexis Duran, 10, Sebastian Vasquez, 12, and newcomer Reese Fong, 10, who captured second place in his age group.
“I’m very proud of this group,” said Aquatics Director James Granados. “They are continuing to grow as swimmers and realizing the importance of improving their times—even by just one second! My thanks to all the parents who got up extra early on a Saturday to get their kids to the meet for a 7:30 a.m. warm-up. That shows true dedication to our program!”
Two weeks later, the Blue Rays jumped into an Olympic size pool—for the first time this season—to take on the El Cariso Dolphins. Notable times were posted by Antoine Moats, 10, who took second in the 50-meter freestyle with a great time of 38.63 seconds (two seconds faster than the time he posted at this meet last year); Jonathon Ong, 10, who finished second in the 100-meter intermural (incorporating all four strokes) with a time of 1 minute, 47.40 seconds, and Jada Hee, 10, who swam the 50-meter freestyle in 47.20 seconds.