2017-2018 SEASON March 2018 March Age Group Championships @ St.Mary's (Tokyo, Japan) This meet hosted 26 teams at the March Age Group Championships on Saturday and Sunday. Championship meets are always a great way to cap off the season - it was quite a meet with 562 athletes attending the annual competition. Overseas teams attending the meet came from China, California, Philippines, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Our team got to train at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, which will be the competition pool for 2018 Pan-Pacific Championships and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
February 2018 Penguin Plunge (Ellis Aquatics) @ Tracy The Stockton Swim Club took a small group to the Penguin Plunge which was hosted by Ellis Aquatics in Tracy. While it was chilly on both days, the swimmers stayed professional by doing things that they had control over, to stay warm so that they could race well in their own events. Natalie Johnston, a freshman at Bear Creek High School, posted a best time by 0.01 seconds to achieve an AA USA Swimming Standard time with a 26.78. Lincoln HS Junior, Jaden Giacchero, achieve two best times on the 50 free and the 100 back! 12 year old, Tristen Drake, smashed his previous 500 free time by over 6 seconds, to get a time of 6:45.88!
While a lot of swimmers were sick and tired from the heightened training that we've been doing, the swimmers handled the situation very well. USA Swimming AA times were bettered by Natalie Johnston. BB time standards were achieved by Jaden Giacchero, Brady Drouin, Jason Winters, Alexa Myers and Kelsey Staniec. B times were surpassed by Benjamin Myers, Abbey Staniec, Juju Wells and Tristen Drake.
We look forward to bringing 3 swimmers to the Sierra Nevada Junior Olympics next weekend in Folsom! The weekend after that, the Stockton Swim Club will be attending a swim meet in Tokyo, Japan!!!!! Cupid's Classic @ St.Mary's High School It was a perfect weekend to host a number of teams for the annual Cupid's Classic. Considering we increased our training volume and intensity significantly the week before, the swimmers produced stellar results. This meet is very challenging for the swimmers, for majority of the swimmers swim 4 races within 4 hours on both days!
6th grader, Nate Rasmussen, dropped 11 seconds on the 200 Fly with a 2:25.48, lowering the 11-12 Stockton Swim Club's team record as well as making the Junior Olympic cut for this event. He was also able to lower his PB and make a Junior Olympic cut in the 50 Free with a 26.97.
8th grader, Issac Supinger, set a new SSC's record in the 13-14 100 Free by 0.02 seconds, with a 54.59! Although he is still 13, because he will be turning 14 before the starting day of JO's, he is currently aiming for the 14 year old cut, which he merely missed by .1 seconds.
Natalie Johnston achieved a faster time than the USA Swimming AA time. Stockton Swim Club swimmers bettering the USA Swimming A times were; Anika Brodnansky, Brady Drouin, Nate Rasmussen, and Issac Supinger. BB Standards were produced by Kadence Gruno, Kenna Dooley, Harrison McHan, Keane Jimenez, Liam Schroeder, Joaquin Recinos, Alexa Myers, Shelby Richardson, Alex Ramos, Jordyn McHan and Neiko Contreras. Swimmers that achieved B times were; Juju Wells, Emma Tarnowski, Alessandra Calzada, Abbey Staniec, Sabrina Grigsby, J.D Fenner, Tristen Drake and Noah Supinger.
Our swimmers will be competing at the Ellis Meet (Feb 24-25).