Thirteen of our own Blue Rays swim team members faced off against a squad from the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Los Angeles on February 9 at our Slavik pool. Sporting brand new team swimsuits, the Blue Rays showed off the technique and stroke work they have refined over the past month and posted some very impressive times as a result.
One of our newest swimmers, Maddie S. took first place in the 25-yard backstroke (ages 7-8) with a time 34.90 seconds. In the 50-yard free style (ages 7-8), Steven K. made quite a splash, moving from fourth to second place by the finish with a time of 39.84 seconds.
Eden H. took second in the 50-yard backstroke (ages 9-10) with a time of 45.70 seconds, while Antione M. took first with a time of 38.82 seconds. Alexis D. took second in both the 50-yard butterfly and the 50-yard freestyle (ages 9-10) with times of 47.14 seconds and 35.27 seconds. In the 50-yard breaststroke (ages 9-10) Benjamin U. took third with a time of 45.31 seconds. In the 11-12 age group, Faith S. swam strong in all her events, capturing first place in both the 50-yard butterfly, with a time of 36.40 seconds, and in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 6.8 seconds.
Other notable accomplishments included Sofia M.’s time of 29.54 seconds in the 25-yard free style (ages 7-8), Jenna G.’s great time of 38.49 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle (ages 9-10), Ivonne G.’s great swims in the 100-yard freestyle and 50-yard backstroke (ages 13-14), and Yesenia M’s first place finish in each of her events. Great job every one!