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Awarded Best Swim Classes!

Waterworks was awarded "Best Swim Classes in Orange County" by Parenting OC Magazine for the fifth consecutive year! This award includes both South and North Orange County. We are so appreciative of this award and want to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support.

Superhero Day Recap

If you did not get a chance to attend our Superhero Day this Tuesday, you definitely missed out. But never fear, we are here to share a Superhero Day Recap. Here at Waterworks Aquatics we had a fun-filled day with Superhero Day!! we hid Villains throughout our facility and asked all of our little swimmers to help capture them. Once they found them, they were told to bring the nasty villain to the front desk for a reward! Both parent and child had a blast searching near and far for these baddies! The way the children lit up when they found one was way too adorable for words. Just watching them in the play area searching for one and spotting the villain to tell their parents “He’s right there mom go get him!” was very entertaining and it was a great spin on the classic Easter Egg Hunt. Who doesn’t like fighting crime, standing up for justice, and learning the essentials to water safety in order to keep our school a safe place!?! For you heroes out there that helped us in our battle, the staff at Waterworks Aquatics and Turbo the Tigershark would like to thank you! Stay tuned heroes because you’ll never know when we will have another invasion and will be calling on you to help us battle again!

 

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Pool Record Times

Updated 09/15/2014

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Event #1   Girls   4&U  25yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Seshaadri, Shreya (5.6) 7/26/2014 3:10.69
Seshaadri, Kaathya (5.6) 7/26/2014 3:16.00
Seshaadri, Aarya (5.6) 7/26/2014 3:45.00
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Event #2   Boys   6&U  100yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #3   Girls   07-08  100yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Yan, Isabella (8.65) 8/23/2014 2:16.13
Albuz, Olivia (8.96) 8/23/2014 2:29.97
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Event #4   Boys   07-08  100yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #5   Girls   09-10  100yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Albuz, Olivia (9.02) 9/13/2014 2:27.09
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Event #6   Boys   09-10  100yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #7   Girls   11-16  100yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Garcia, Sophia (11.68) 8/23/2014 1:56.63
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Event #8   Boys   11-16  100yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #9   Girls   4&U  25yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #10   Boys   4&U  25yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #11   Girls   10&U  50yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Lee, Yuleen (6.85) 8/23/2014 0:45.28
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Event #12   Boys   10&U  50yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Paz, Aiden (6.9) 7/26/2014 0:41.59
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Event #13   Girls   07-08  25yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Florendo, Mia (8.23) 8/23/2014 0:31.59
Albuz, Olivia (8.96) 8/23/2014 0:33.59
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Event #14   Boys   07-08  25yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #15   Girls   11-16  50yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Warrier, Anya (10.03) 8/23/2014 0:23.68
Soriano, Chelsea (10.18) 9/13/2014 0:27.79
Agrawal, Nikki (10.15) 8/23/2014 0:37.36
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Event #16   Boys   11-16  50yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Chen, Evan (10.01) 8/23/2014 0:28.13
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Event #17   Girls   7&U  50yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Artacho, Hailey (7.46) 8/23/2014 1:24.34
Seshaadri, Shreya (5.6) 7/26/2014 1:45.78
Seshaadri, Kaathya (5.6) 7/26/2014 2:08.00
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Event #18   Boys   7&U  50yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #19   Girls   08-09  50yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #20   Boys   08-09  50yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #21   Girls   10-16  50yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Warrier, Anya (10.03) 8/23/2014 0:56.06
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Event #22   Boys   10-16  50yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Chen, Ethan (14.5) 8/23/2014 0:33.16
Everson, Dominic (11.73) 9/13/2014 1:08.13
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Event #23   Girls   Open  100yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #24   Boys   Open  100yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #25   Girls   4&U  25yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Nguyen, Eleanor (4.93) 7/26/2014 0:33.84
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Event #26   Boys   4&U  25yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Baylon II, Walter (4.12) 9/13/2014 1:14.22
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Event #27   Girls   05-06  25yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Brown, Amariah (6.68) 8/23/2014 0:31.85
XU, Zoe (6.21) 9/13/2014 0:33.57
Shen, Yvonne (6.37) 8/23/2014 0:34.31
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Event #28   Boys   05-06  25yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Paz, Aiden (6.9) 7/26/2014 0:38.00
Weng, Magnus (6.03) 9/13/2014 0:39.75
Phan, Jacoby (6.4) 9/13/2014 0:40.50
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Event #29   Girls   07-08  25yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Florendo, Mia (8.23) 8/23/2014 0:26.56
Albuz, Olivia (8.89) 7/26/2014 0:28.09
Romano, Madison (7.68) 7/26/2014 0:28.25
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Event #30   Boys   07-08  25yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Estrada, David (7.95) 7/26/2014 0:33.53
Le, Jonathan (8.91) 7/26/2014 0:37.84
Bustillo, Justin (8.82) 8/23/2014 0:40.90
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Event #31   Girls   09-10  25yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Warrier, Anya (10.03) 8/23/2014 0:24.72
Soriano, Chelsea (10.18) 9/13/2014 0:29.59
Agrawal, Nikki (10.07) 7/26/2014 0:29.85
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Event #32   Boys   09-10  25yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Weng, Leo (9.04) 9/13/2014 0:25.90
Le, Brian (10.64) 7/26/2014 0:34.78
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Event #33   Girls   5&U  50yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Seshaadri, Kaathya (5.6) 7/26/2014 1:22.35
Seshaadri, Shreya (5.6) 7/26/2014 1:27.09
Christensen, Cooper (5.98) 9/13/2014 1:29.31
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Event #34   Boys   5&U  50yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #35   Girls   06-07  50yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Castillo, Kaila (7.9) 8/23/2014 1:00.63
Button, Zoe (7.67) 7/26/2014 1:13.00
Artacho, Hailey (7.46) 8/23/2014 1:24.38
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Event #36   Boys   06-07  50yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Shah, Kayan (7.13) 8/23/2014 1:26.56
Villavicencio, Gabriel (7.37) 7/26/2014 1:49.69
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Event #37   Girls   08-09  50yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
SAMARASINGHE, SUELI (9.77) 9/13/2014 0:48.13
Albuz, Olivia (8.96) 8/23/2014 1:04.32
Florendo, Mia (8.29) 9/13/2014 1:08.40
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Event #38   Boys   08-09  50yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #39   Girls   10-16  50yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Warrier, Anya (10.03) 8/23/2014 0:58.91
Alaguena, Hailey (11.33) 9/13/2014 1:02.28
Ching, Kiera (10.75) 9/13/2014 1:02.50
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Event #40   Boys   10-16  50yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Chen, Ethan (14.5) 8/23/2014 0:37.59
Everson, Dominic (11.73) 9/13/2014 0:50.31
Chen, Evan (10.01) 8/23/2014 0:52.59
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Event #41   Girls   Open  100yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #42   Boys   Open  100yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #43   Girls   4&U  25yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #44   Boys   4&U  25yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #45   Girls   05-06  25yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #46   Boys   05-06  25yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Weng, Magnus (6.03) 9/13/2014 0:43.96
Phan, Jacoby (6.34) 8/23/2014 0:52.75
Paz, Aiden (6.9) 7/26/2014 0:53.50
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Event #47   Girls   07-08  25yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Albuz, Olivia (8.96) 8/23/2014 0:34.50
Hodgman, Lexy (8.7) 7/26/2014 0:36.10
Caulfield, Eadan (7.42) 7/26/2014 0:42.00
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Event #48   Boys   07-08  25yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Sotoodeh, Milan (8.74) 8/23/2014 0:39.90
Bustillo, Justin (8.82) 8/23/2014 0:49.81
Wilcox, Andy (7.21) 7/26/2014 1:03.31
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Event #49   Girls   09-10  25yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Ching, Kiera (10.75) 9/13/2014 0:24.72
Warrier, Anya (10.03) 8/23/2014 0:27.25
Soriano, Chelsea (10.18) 9/13/2014 0:30.68
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Event #50   Boys   09-10  25yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Chen, Evan (9.94) 7/26/2014 0:28.10
Weng, Leo (9.04) 9/13/2014 0:29.38
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Event #51   Girls   5&U  50yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Seshaadri, Shreya (5.6) 7/26/2014 1:42.29
Seshaadri, Kaathya (5.6) 7/26/2014 1:53.11
Seshaadri, Aarya (5.6) 7/26/2014 2:02.32
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Event #52   Boys   5&U  50yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #53   Girls   06-07  50yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Artacho, Hailey (7.46) 8/23/2014 1:37.85
Castillo, Kaila (7.9) 8/23/2014 1:40.75
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Event #54   Boys   06-07  50yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #55   Girls   08-09  50yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Albuz, Olivia (8.96) 8/23/2014 1:25.87
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Event #56   Boys   08-09  50yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Lee, Lucas (9.08) 8/23/2014 1:15.38
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Event #57   Girls   10-16  50yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Ching, Kiera (10.75) 9/13/2014 0:50.00
Garcia, Sophia (11.68) 8/23/2014 0:57.75
Wang, Elizabeth (11.04) 9/13/2014 1:06.06
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Event #58   Boys   10-16  50yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Chen, Ethan (14.43) 7/26/2014 0:39.72
Chen, Evan (10.01) 8/23/2014 0:55.81
Everson, Dominic (11.73) 9/13/2014 0:57.63
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Event #59   Girls   Open  100yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Arnaudova, Anna (11.6) 8/23/2014 1:55.15
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Event #60   Boys   Open  100yd  Breast Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Chen, Ethan (14.5) 8/23/2014 1:27.75
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Event #61   Girls   Open  100yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Arnaudova, Anna (11.6) 8/23/2014 1:45.06
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Event #62   Boys   Open  100yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #63   Girls   4&U  25yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Nguyen, Eleanor (4.93) 7/26/2014 1:24.63
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Event #64   Boys   4&U  25yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Baylon II, Walter (4.12) 9/13/2014 1:08.91
Tavan, Corwin (3.84) 7/26/2014 1:58.44
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Event #65   Girls   05-06  25yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
XU, Zoe (6.21) 9/13/2014 0:32.00
Tran, Khanah Linh (6.67) 7/26/2014 0:35.25
Brown, Amariah (6.68) 8/23/2014 0:35.91
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Event #66   Boys   05-06  25yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Phan, Jacoby (6.34) 8/23/2014 0:34.25
Cordani, Griffin (6.37) 8/23/2014 0:35.56
Weng, Magnus (6.03) 9/13/2014 0:35.78
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Event #67   Girls   07-08  25yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Castillo, Kaila (7.83) 7/26/2014 0:22.75
Florendo, Mia (8.29) 9/13/2014 0:24.00
Albuz, Olivia (8.96) 8/23/2014 0:25.53
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Event #68   Boys   07-08  25yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Villavicencio, Gabriel (7.44) 8/23/2014 0:31.47
Le, Jonathan (8.91) 7/26/2014 0:31.75
Bustillo, Justin (8.82) 8/23/2014 0:38.13
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Event #69   Girls   09-10  25yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Warrier, Anya (9.96) 7/26/2014 0:20.38
Wang, Elizabeth (10.91) 7/26/2014 0:23.62
Albuz, Olivia (9.02) 9/13/2014 0:25.91
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Event #70   Boys   09-10  25yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Ching, Nathan (10.75) 9/13/2014 0:21.94
Huang, Kevin (9.44) 8/23/2014 0:25.28
Le, Brian (10.64) 7/26/2014 0:37.31
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Event #71   Girls   5&U  50yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Seshaadri, Shreya (5.6) 7/26/2014 1:25.13
Seshaadri, Kaathya (5.6) 7/26/2014 1:27.03
Seshaadri, Aarya (5.6) 7/26/2014 1:40.77
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Event #72   Boys   5&U  50yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Davy, Ashton (5.31) 7/26/2014 1:56.40
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Event #73   Girls   06-07  50yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Romano, Madison (7.68) 7/26/2014 1:02.09
Castillo, Kaila (7.9) 8/23/2014 1:17.19
Artacho, Hailey (7.46) 8/23/2014 1:21.81
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Event #74   Boys   06-07  50yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Shah, Kayan (7.13) 8/23/2014 1:24.90
Eckman, Bjorn (6.88) 8/23/2014 1:35.34
Villavicencio, Gabriel (7.37) 7/26/2014 1:46.12
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Event #75   Girls   08-09  50yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
SAMARASINGHE, SUELI (9.77) 9/13/2014 0:44.41
Yan, Isabella (8.65) 8/23/2014 0:51.00
Albuz, Olivia (9.02) 9/13/2014 0:58.85
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Event #76   Boys   08-09  50yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Chen, Evan (9.94) 7/26/2014 0:45.08
Weng, Leo (9.04) 9/13/2014 0:49.32
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Event #77   Girls   10-16  50yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Warrier, Anya (10.03) 8/23/2014 0:48.59
Ching, Kiera (10.75) 9/13/2014 0:52.35
Alaguena, Hailey (11.33) 9/13/2014 1:14.38
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Event #78   Boys   10-16  50yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
Chen, Ethan (14.43) 7/26/2014 0:32.90
Chen, Evan (10.01) 8/23/2014 0:47.66
Everson, Dominic (11.73) 9/13/2014 0:49.72
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Event #79   Boys   11-16  100yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #80   Boys   5&U  50yd  Butterfly
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #84   Boys   4&U  50yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #87   Boys   10-16  200yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #88   Boys   4&U  50yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #89   Boys   05-06  100yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #92   Boys   4&U  50yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #93   Girls   4&U  50yd  Back Stroke
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #98   Boys   4&U  25yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #99   Boys   10-16  25yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #100   Boys   07-08  100yd  Freestyle
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #105   Boys   4&U  100yd  Individual Medley
Name Age Record Date Record Time
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Event #111111   Boys   10-16  200yd  Individual Medley
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Event #123456   Boys   6&U  25yd  Individual Medley
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Man Swims English Channel for Charity

Today at Waterworks Aquatics we celebrated Superhero Day. This was an incredibly fun event, and we decided to congratulate Tom Bell who is a superhero in several eyes. Tom Bell lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Natalie, and their dog Chilli. Tom swam in high school and has always enjoyed long-distance swimming in addition to other endurance sports. After hearing that one of Natalie’s orthodontic residents at Temple University swam the English Channel, Tom began to think that this was something he could do.Tom Bell has been training for two years, six days a week, to swim the 20-mile passage between England and France. “It can be pretty challenging, particularly for somebody like myself who does not have a strong swimming background,” Bell said. “When I heard this, it sort of inspired me to ask a little bit more about what it would be like to swim the channel,” Bell said.

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Bell soon found out it would be a challenge. You need to contract a boat to escort you across the channel, the water temperature is in the low 60s and you are not allowed to ever touch the boat or wear a wet suit. With the current, the 20-mile course could become closer to 25 miles, and Bell said he expects it to take him about 14 hours to complete. The water is cold and there is a good chance of meeting jellyfish, seaweed and the occasional plank of wood. It is also one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world with 600 tankers passing through and 200 ferries/seacats and other vessels going across daily. ”There are several major challenges. One is the distance, but another one is hypothermia.” But Bell said he is up for the challenge because he is doing it to raise money for the IM ABLE Foundation, which works to promote an active lifestyle for people with disabilities from being physically active by providing grants, resources, fitness opportunities and motivation.. “Really. some of my fondest memories are from sports, so it is really nice to help an organization that would also enable others to get that same enjoyment,” said Bell.

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Today, Bell accomplished his goal swimming 20 miles from England to France in 15 hour and 33 minutes. There have been a total of 3086 Channel swims, 256 of which have been part of multiple-way swims. 1426 swimmers have completed a total of 1903 solo swims. Bell is now a part of history and was able to raise over $10,000 for the IM ABLE Foundation.

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Swim Competition Recap

If you were not able to attend our swim competition this weekend, you definitely missed out. But never fear, here is a swim competition recap. Waterworks Carlsbad was back to the swing of things this past weekend, hosting an exciting swim competition. On Saturday September 13, 2014 our swim competition was one of the biggest we have had this year with 58 kids and 77 events. The kids were extremely anxious to collect more ribbons for their trophies because the races were impressive. There were so many entries we almost ran out of ribbons to give to our little swimmers for their achievements. For those of you who have never been to or been a part of our competitions; they are tons of fun and are held in a non- competitive manner.

Swim Competition

Swim Competition

 The kids will be in the race with other kids but technically will only be racing against themselves. This means they are working on beating their previous time in the same race in the previous competition. Ribbons are awarded for every race your child takes part of no matter what place they come in! We have First, Second, and Third place as well as Time Improvement (it’s a really cool rainbow designs that kids love) and also Participation. Once they have accumulated 15 Ribbons they will receive a trophy at the next competition. Our events went as follows: 100 Yard Individual Medley (25 yards butterfly, 25 yard back stroke, 25 breast stroke, 25 freestyle) , and also races that commit to just the strokes  specifically in distances of 25,50,100 yards. There is a $5.00 entry fee and then it’s $3.00 per race. Our competitions start at 2:00pm and generally end at around 4:00pm and then our coin toss is held in the shallow ends of our pools which kids really love because let’s face it everyone loves money! If you don’t want to take part of our competition you’re more than welcome to come and watch there is no fee. Our next one is on Saturday September 27, 2014! Hope to see you there!

Swim Competition

Swim Competition

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September 13, 2014

9/13/2014  Swim Competition – Sierra Madre
Total Participants Checked-In : 49
Event #1  Girls  6&U  100yd  Girls  6&U  100yd  Individual Medley
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Hsieh, Reena (6.95) 2:50.50 2:33.97 +0:16.53
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Event #11  Girls  05-06  25yd  Butterfly
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Hsieh, Reena (6.95) 0:37.88 -
2nd Trujillo, Kayla (6.13) 1:07.06 -
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Event #12  Boys  05-06  25yd  Butterfly
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Cowles, John (6.14) 0:58.18 0:57.28 +0:00.90
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Event #13  Girls  07-08  25yd  Butterfly
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Cowles, Marisol (7.49) 0:35.71 0:36.84 -0:01.13
2nd Cedano, Zoe (7.58) 0:44.47 -
3rd Tan, Mandy (8.9) 0:45.30 0:48.16 -0:02.86
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Event #14  Boys  07-08  25yd  Butterfly
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Taing, Nathan (7.85) 0:43.29 0:48.50 -0:05.21
2nd Wong, Caleb (7.21) 0:44.12 0:33.59 +0:10.53
3rd Hegger, Andrew (8.47) 0:46.59 -
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Event #15  Girls  09-10  25yd  Butterfly
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Ramsey, Amelia (9.4) 0:46.31 50:07.00 -49:20.69
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Event #25  Girls  4&U  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Byk, Cassidy (3.97) 1:31.02 1:08.94 +0:22.08
2nd Yeh, Allison (4.45) 1:39.65 -
3rd Kappos, Eliana (4.68) 1:48.15 1:29.44 +0:18.71
4th Kurdys, Aurelia (3.69) 1:50.00 -
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Event #26  Boys  4&U  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Phan, JaRon (4.61) 2:40.28 1:30.94 +1:09.34
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Event #27  Girls  05-06  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Trujillo, Kayla (6.13) 0:37.56 0:44.68 -0:07.12
2nd Gonzalez, Olivia (6.89) 0:47.28 0:48.65 -0:01.37
3rd Byk, Caitlin (6.22) 0:56.81 0:53.60 +0:03.21
4th Phan, Meena (6.12) 0:58.16 1:00.20 -0:02.04
5th Tan, Karah (5.68) 1:01.28 -
6th Gonzalez, Sofia (6.89) 1:03.78 0:54.66 +0:09.12
7th Chi, Sienna (5.96) 1:14.15 1:24.54 -0:10.39
8th Debeck, Maisie (6.59) 1:19.21 -
9th Ganzorig, Sayan (5.21) 1:31.44 1:36.22 -0:04.78
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Event #28  Boys  05-06  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Cowles, John (6.14) 0:49.13 0:37.12 +0:12.01
2nd Yeh, Nicholas (6.92) 0:53.31 1:00.38 -0:07.07
3rd Gaines, Lyle (6.06) 0:57.01 0:41.60 +0:15.41
4th Hegger, Henry (6.23) 1:03.63 1:05.59 -0:01.96
5th Chan, Brandon (6.79) 1:04.91 1:07.87 -0:02.96
6th Koempel, James (5.3) 1:10.59 1:16.63 -0:06.04
7th Zimmerman, Henry (5.72) 1:42.87 -
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Event #29  Girls  07-08  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Cowles, Marisol (7.49) 0:34.25 0:28.47 +0:05.78
2nd Kao, Serena (8.17) 0:37.43 0:48.82 -0:11.39
3rd Cedano, Zoe (7.58) 0:40.29 0:35.47 +0:04.82
4th Tan, Mandy (8.9) 0:48.38 -
5th Cheung, Hannah (7.92) 0:55.38 -
6th Robie, Nika (8.65) 0:58.22 0:52.31 +0:05.91
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Event #30  Boys  07-08  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Wong, Caleb (7.21) 0:45.32 0:32.30 +0:13.02
2nd Hegger, Andrew (8.47) 0:46.72 0:42.72 +0:04.00
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Event #31  Girls  09-10  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Ramsey, Amelia (9.4) 0:37.89 0:41.21 -0:03.32
2nd Gamboa, Madison (10.47) 0:44.29 -
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Event #33  Girls  5&U  50yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Byk, Cassidy (3.97) 3:00.63 1:33.66 +1:26.97
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Event #35  Girls  06-07  50yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Hsieh, Reena (6.95) 1:17.59 1:16.50 +0:01.09
2nd Cowles, Marisol (7.49) 1:18.63 1:21.90 -0:03.27
3rd Battle, Layla (7.82) 1:33.09 -
4th Byk, Caitlin (6.22) 2:21.50 1:42.03 +0:39.47
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Event #36  Boys  06-07  50yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Cowles, John (6.14) 1:50.53 1:23.25 +0:27.28
2nd Gaines, Lyle (6.06) 2:07.25 1:43.40 +0:23.85
3rd Zwick, Simon (7.67) 3:02.93 -
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Event #45  Girls  05-06  25yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Gonzalez, Olivia (6.89) 1:02.71 1:17.31 -0:14.60
2nd Byk, Caitlin (6.22) 1:06.00 0:45.58 +0:20.42
3rd Gonzalez, Sofia (6.89) 1:17.03 1:05.31 +0:11.72
4th Phan, Meena (6.12) 1:50.85 1:28.41 +0:22.44
5th Chi, Sienna (5.96) 1:59.19 1:57.22 +0:01.97
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Event #46  Boys  05-06  25yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Cowles, John (6.14) 0:49.03 0:51.27 -0:02.24
2nd Yeh, Nicholas (6.92) 1:05.36 1:21.58 -0:16.22
3rd Gaines, Lyle (6.06) 1:06.07 1:43.09 -0:37.02
4th Hegger, Henry (6.23) 1:26.53 1:16.88 +0:09.65
5th Chan, Brandon (6.79) 1:39.82 1:27.40 +0:12.42
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Event #47  Girls  07-08  25yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Cedano, Zoe (7.58) 0:44.10 0:43.51 +0:00.59
2nd Cowles, Marisol (7.49) 0:44.82 0:42.62 +0:02.20
3rd Lam, Katie (8.93) 0:48.46 0:48.66 -0:00.20
4th Tan, Mandy (8.9) 0:52.40 0:54.41 -0:02.01
5th Robie, Nika (8.65) 1:22.75 1:07.84 +0:14.91
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Event #48  Boys  07-08  25yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Hegger, Andrew (8.47) 0:47.06 0:46.78 +0:00.28
2nd Wong, Caleb (7.21) 0:50.06 0:36.09 +0:13.97
3rd Taing, Nathan (7.85) 0:58.44 0:59.03 -0:00.59
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Event #49  Girls  09-10  25yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Tang, Chloe (10.92) 0:38.75 -
2nd Ramsey, Amelia (9.4) 0:40.41 -
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Event #53  Girls  06-07  50yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Hsieh, Reena (6.95) 1:23.90 1:20.25 +0:03.65
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Event #54  Boys  06-07  50yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Wong, Caleb (7.21) 1:45.72 1:26.03 +0:19.69
2nd Gaines, Lyle (6.06) 2:45.69 -
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Event #55  Girls  08-09  50yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Ramsey, Amelia (9.4) 1:24.97 1:32.40 -0:07.43
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Event #57  Girls  10-16  50yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Tang, Chloe (10.92) 1:28.90 1:27.31 +0:01.59
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Event #61  Girls  Open  100yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Cedano, Zoe (7.58) 2:40.91 3:04.22 -0:23.31
2nd Cowles, Marisol (7.49) 2:41.27 2:41.22 +0:00.05
3rd Tang, Chloe (10.92) 3:07.73 -
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Event #62  Boys  Open  100yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Cowles, John (6.14) 3:18.50 3:43.43 -0:24.93
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Event #63  Girls  4&U  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Byk, Cassidy (3.97) 1:15.12 0:50.50 +0:24.62
2nd Yeh, Allison (4.45) 1:16.16 -
3rd Kappos, Eliana (4.68) 1:41.47 1:20.00 +0:21.47
4th Kurdys, Aurelia (3.69) 2:07.34 -
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Event #64  Boys  4&U  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Phan, JaRon (4.61) 1:32.93 1:30.63 +0:02.30
2nd Bowser, Nathan (4.65) 1:44.26 1:47.63 -0:03.37
3rd Chi, Everett (4.25) 1:54.68 2:07.70 -0:13.02
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Event #65  Girls  05-06  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Hsieh, Reena (6.95) 0:30.11 0:26.63 +0:03.48
2nd Gonzalez, Olivia (6.89) 0:46.35 0:46.82 -0:00.47
3rd Gonzalez, Sofia (6.89) 0:47.96 0:49.75 -0:01.79
4th Byk, Caitlin (6.22) 0:54.38 0:43.47 +0:10.91
5th Tan, Karah (5.68) 0:59.19 1:09.78 -0:10.59
6th Lam, Emily (6.53) 1:04.09 -
7th Phan, Meena (6.12) 1:13.76 0:54.62 +0:19.14
8th Debeck, Maisie (6.59) 1:15.56 1:10.65 +0:04.91
9th Chi, Sienna (5.96) 1:24.07 1:26.10 -0:02.03
10th Ganzorig, Sayan (5.21) 1:26.01 1:18.88 +0:07.13
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Event #66  Boys  05-06  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Scanlon, Andrew (6.58) 0:51.07 -
2nd Yeh, Nicholas (6.92) 0:53.60 0:54.65 -0:01.05
3rd Gaines, Lyle (6.06) 1:01.13 0:53.03 +0:08.10
4th Hegger, Henry (6.23) 1:03.88 1:19.29 -0:15.41
5th Chan, Brandon (6.79) 1:10.94 1:14.66 -0:03.72
6th Scanlon, Isaiah (6.63) 1:25.66 1:14.27 +0:11.39
7th Koempel, James (5.3) 1:32.00 1:21.94 +0:10.06
8th Zimmerman, Henry (5.72) 1:56.66 -
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Event #67  Girls  07-08  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Cedano, Zoe (7.58) 0:31.84 0:31.63 +0:00.21
2nd Lam, Katie (8.93) 0:32.68 0:32.53 +0:00.15
3rd Tan, Mandy (8.9) 0:33.47 0:35.13 -0:01.66
4th Kao, Serena (8.17) 0:36.04 0:37.48 -0:01.44
5th Robie, Nika (8.65) 0:53.75 0:41.88 +0:11.87
6th Racho, Isabella (7.5) 1:38.85 -
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Event #68  Boys  07-08  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Wong, Caleb (7.21) 0:35.00 0:24.06 +0:10.94
2nd Taing, Nathan (7.85) 0:37.75 0:36.75 +0:01.00
3rd Hegger, Andrew (8.47) 0:40.75 0:41.20 -0:00.45
4th Breton, Jonah (8.48) 0:59.05 1:08.93 -0:09.88
5th Tang, Zachary (7.48) 1:10.69 -
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Event #69  Girls  09-10  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Gamboa, Madison (10.47) 0:28.88 -
2nd Tang, Chloe (10.92) 0:34.85 0:34.09 +0:00.76
3rd Ramsey, Amelia (9.4) 0:42.31 0:48.75 -0:06.44
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Event #73  Girls  06-07  50yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Hsieh, Reena (6.95) 1:09.28 1:03.68 +0:05.60
2nd Battle, Layla (7.82) 1:16.19 -
3rd Cedano, Zoe (7.58) 1:20.33 1:10.78 +0:09.55
4th Byk, Caitlin (6.22) 2:03.72 1:29.58 +0:34.14
5th Cheung, Hannah (7.92) 2:07.69 -
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Event #74  Boys  06-07  50yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Wong, Caleb (7.21) 1:19.53 1:01.40 +0:18.13
2nd Taing, Nathan (7.85) 1:28.47 -
3rd Zwick, Simon (7.67) 2:27.17 -
4th Chao, Nathan (7.52) 2:37.84 -
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Event #75  Girls  08-09  50yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Tan, Mandy (8.9) 1:22.97 1:22.43 +0:00.54
2nd Fetner, Emilee (8.63) 1:41.72 -
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Event #76  Boys  08-09  50yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Fetner, Zachary (9.92) 1:47.38 -

September 13, 2014

9/13/2014  Swim Competition – San Jose
Total Participants Checked-In : 24
Event #5  Girls  09-10  100yd  Individual Medley
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Albuz, Olivia (9.02) 2:27.09 2:29.97 -0:02.88
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Event #13  Girls  07-08  25yd  Butterfly
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Florendo, Mia (8.29) 0:38.40 0:31.59 +0:06.81
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Event #15  Girls  09-10  25yd  Butterfly
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Soriano, Chelsea (10.18) 0:27.79 -
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Event #22  Boys  10-16  50yd  Butterfly
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Everson, Dominic (11.73) 1:08.13 1:10.06 -0:01.93
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Event #26  Boys  4&U  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Baylon II, Walter (4.12) 1:14.22 -
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Event #27  Girls  05-06  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st XU, Zoe (6.21) 0:33.57 0:37.28 -0:03.71
2nd Czerniec, Ryleigh (5.55) 0:53.50 -
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Event #28  Boys  05-06  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Weng, Magnus (6.03) 0:39.75 -
2nd Phan, Jacoby (6.4) 0:40.50 1:00.75 -0:20.25
3rd Huynh, Pax (5.3) 1:43.81 -
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Event #29  Girls  07-08  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Florendo, Mia (8.29) 0:27.35 0:26.56 +0:00.79
2nd Cherepanova, Anna (7.64) 0:37.44 -
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Event #30  Boys  07-08  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Huynh, Jett (7.26) 0:41.84 -
2nd Patel, Anish (7.75) 0:48.34 0:41.93 +0:06.41
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Event #31  Girls  09-10  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Soriano, Chelsea (10.18) 0:29.59 -
2nd Albuz, Olivia (9.02) 0:32.29 0:28.09 +0:04.20
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Event #32  Boys  09-10  25yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Weng, Leo (9.04) 0:25.90 -
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Event #33  Girls  5&U  50yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Christensen, Cooper (5.98) 1:29.31 -
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Event #37  Girls  08-09  50yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st SAMARASINGHE, SUELI (9.77) 0:48.13 -
2nd Florendo, Mia (8.29) 1:08.40 -
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Event #39  Girls  10-16  50yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Alaguena, Hailey (11.33) 1:02.28 -
2nd Ching, Kiera (10.75) 1:02.50 -
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Event #40  Boys  10-16  50yd  Back Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Everson, Dominic (11.73) 0:50.31 0:58.60 -0:08.29
2nd Ching, Nathan (10.75) 1:02.65 -
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Event #46  Boys  05-06  25yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Weng, Magnus (6.03) 0:43.96 -
2nd Phan, Jacoby (6.4) 0:56.87 0:52.75 +0:04.12
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Event #47  Girls  07-08  25yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Florendo, Mia (8.29) 0:47.28 0:43.31 +0:03.97
2nd Zheng, Briana (7.14) 0:49.41 -
3rd Cherepanova, Anna (7.64) 0:53.19 -
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Event #49  Girls  09-10  25yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Ching, Kiera (10.75) 0:24.72 -
2nd Soriano, Chelsea (10.18) 0:30.68 -
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Event #50  Boys  09-10  25yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Weng, Leo (9.04) 0:29.38 -
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Event #57  Girls  10-16  50yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Ching, Kiera (10.75) 0:50.00 0:59.94 -0:09.94
2nd Wang, Elizabeth (11.04) 1:06.06 -
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Event #58  Boys  10-16  50yd  Breast Stroke
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Everson, Dominic (11.73) 0:57.63 1:01.25 -0:03.62
2nd Ching, Nathan (10.75) 1:06.13 -
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Event #64  Boys  4&U  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Baylon II, Walter (4.12) 1:08.91 -
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Event #65  Girls  05-06  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st XU, Zoe (6.21) 0:32.00 0:38.65 -0:06.65
2nd Czerniec, Ryleigh (5.55) 0:52.84 -
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Event #66  Boys  05-06  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Phan, Jacoby (6.4) 0:35.38 0:34.25 +0:01.13
2nd Weng, Magnus (6.03) 0:35.78 -
3rd Soriano, Ethan (6.37) 1:04.22 -
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Event #67  Girls  07-08  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Florendo, Mia (8.29) 0:24.00 0:26.44 -0:02.44
2nd Wong, Gabrielle (7.06) 0:43.47 0:45.37 -0:01.90
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Event #68  Boys  07-08  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Huynh, Jett (7.26) 0:42.78 -
2nd Patel, Anish (7.75) 1:00.07 0:52.84 +0:07.23
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Event #69  Girls  09-10  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Albuz, Olivia (9.02) 0:25.91 0:25.53 +0:00.38
2nd Soriano, Chelsea (10.18) 0:27.47 -
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Event #70  Boys  09-10  25yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Ching, Nathan (10.75) 0:21.94 0:25.00 -0:03.06
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Event #75  Girls  08-09  50yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st SAMARASINGHE, SUELI (9.77) 0:44.41 -
2nd Albuz, Olivia (9.02) 0:58.85 1:00.87 -0:02.02
3rd Florendo, Mia (8.29) 1:00.75 -
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Event #76  Boys  08-09  50yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Weng, Leo (9.04) 0:49.32 -
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Event #77  Girls  10-16  50yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Ching, Kiera (10.75) 0:52.35 -
2nd Alaguena, Hailey (11.33) 1:14.38 -
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Event #78  Boys  10-16  50yd  Freestyle
Place Name Age Final Time Prev Best Time +/- best
1st Everson, Dominic (11.73) 0:49.72 0:52.97 -0:03.25
2nd Ching, Nathan (10.75) 0:57.08 0:53.66 +0:03.42
3rd Brown, Ty (11.01) 1:31.28 -

Swimmers Pop Quiz

Which Arm Is Swimming Which Stroke? A Quiz for Swimmers and Triathletes

Swim Speed Strokes arm quiz

How did you do? Not an easy test, right? If I wasn’t the one to select the photos I’m not sure how I would do. It’s a bugger. Don’t worry about how you scored. The key is that you understand through this example how working on the mechanics of any one stroke reinforces the other strokes. I hope this inspires you at practice.

Stroke Definition

 Although freestyle refers to the ability to choose any stroke, the front crawl is most commonly chosen among swimmers. During a race, the competitor would circle arms forward, alternating arms, and kick their feet up and down about a foot apart (flutter kick).

The breaststroke is the slowest swimming style, and the most difficult to do correctly due to the importance of timing and coordination required to move the legs properly. In the breaststroke, the swimmer leans on the chest, arms breaking the surface of the water slightly, legs always underwater and the head underwater for the second half of the stroke. The body is often at a steep angle to the forward movement, which slows down the swimmer. Professional breaststrokes use abdominal muscles and hips to add extra power to the kick, although most do not perfect this technique until the collegiate level. This much faster form of breaststroke is referred to as “wave-action” breaststroke and fully incorporates the whip-kick.

The butterfly is unforgiving of mistakes in style; it is very difficult to overcome a poor butterfly technique with brute strength. Many swimmers and coaches consider it the most difficult swimming style. The main difficulty for beginners is the synchronous over-water recovery, especially when combined with breathing, since both arms, the head, shoulders and part of the chest have to be lifted out of the water for these tasks. Once efficient technique has been developed, it becomes a smooth, fast stroke.

Backstroke has a similar speed to butterfly. Race times for the butterfly are superior to those for the backstroke mostly because the former allows a racing start from poolside and the latter does not. In races beyond 200 meters, backstroke would actually be the faster of the two, though it mainly depends on the stamina of the swimmer as well as technique. The maximum swimming speed for backstroke is around 1.89 meter per second. Due to its position on the back, backstroke uses some different muscles in the upper body than other styles.

ANSWERS: A) backstroke B) freestyle C) breastroke D) butterfly

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Throwback Thursday: Swimsuit Evolution

Would you believe that back in the 18th century a swimsuit (or better known at that time as a bathing suit); was a full length dress with long sleeves and a bonnet to match?! At the time modesty was the fashion ruler and showing skin was very taboo so the swimsuit was held down with lead weights to prevent the skirt from floating up and exposing the legs. Can you just imagine working on your dives and turns in a dress that weighed up to 10 pounds when wet?  Just one turn and you’d be completely blinded by your swimsuit!  Thankfully the swimsuit evolution enabled swimmers more flexibility and freedom. It went from being a full length dress to a princess cut style consisting of a blouse and cotton pants in the 19th century, giving people more freedom in the water.

18th Bathingsuit

Women still couldn’t achieve taking on swimming as a sport due to the swimsuits preventing them from doing things other than hanging out in the water or jumping through waves while holding onto a rope attached to an off- shore buoy ( doesn’t sound like a good time to me)! It wasn’t until 1915 that women started to take on swimming as a sport with men that lead to reducing the fabric a bit more and transforming them from MC Hammer pants to a tunic that covered shorts with matching stockings because showing a bare leg was still considered taboo.  In the 1930’s a mini skirt was added to look more fashionable but was long enough to hide the tops of the thighs.  A lot of people wonder where the bikini came into play, it was introduced by a Frenchman named Jacques Heim who didn’t even fathom his creation to becoming a staple in fashion. Though it looked great it had a few flaws when it came to competitive swimming due to the suits not staying put once the race was on (how embarrassing) so the one piece swimsuit was created. A lot of people never realize how effective fashion was to creating the right item for competing! I mean really, can you just picture yourself or an Olympic athlete diving with a weighted down full length gown? Talk about an awkward yet hilarious sight!

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Water Rehabilitation Exercises

Here are a few water rehabilitation exercises in which you can experience the benefits first hand.

WALKING

Walking in water that is chest high will help you to maintain your fitness levels as well as heal an injury. Water walking can be used for spine and lower extremity injuries as well as arthritis. Walking forward and backwards can help improve your condition without stressing your joints. For an added challenge, use water weights or swing your arms while you walk. Walk in water for 20 to 30 minutes at a time.

SHOULDER FLEXION AND ABDUCTION

Performing arm reaches while in water can help with the range of motion in your shoulders. Sit on the bottom step to a pool or stand so that water is just above your shoulder level. For flexion, raise your arms straight up out of the pool as high as you possibly can. Slowly lower your arms back into the water and repeat. Complete one set of 10 repetitions. For abduction — moving your arms away from the midpoint of your body — position your arms at your sides. Slowly raise your arms with your palms down away from your body. Raise your arms to your shoulder level. Slowly lower your arms and repeat. Complete one set of 10 repetitions.

LEG RAISES

This exercise can help to strengthen the muscles in your legs, hips and lower back. Perform this exercise while holding on to the side of a pool. For your right leg, stand with your left side facing the pool wall. Use your left hand to hold on to the side of the pool. Your knees should be slightly bent. Slowly swing your right leg out to the side. Hold it there for a few seconds. Lower your leg and repeat. Complete one set of 10 repetitions. Relax and repeat with your left leg.

SUPERMAN

The exercise stretches your shoulder and back muscles. Make your way to water that is approximately chest deep. Hold on to the side of the pool with both hands. Your feet should be planted firmly on the bottom of the pool. Slowly push your feet away from the bottom of the pool. Your entire body will now be floating on the top of the water. Extend your arms so that your elbows are straight. Your legs should be extended as well. At this point, you should resemble superman. Hold this pose for 10 to 20 seconds. Slowly lower yourself back to the starting position. Repeat one set of five repetitions of this exercise.

 

Water Exercises

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Lap Swim Program

For those of you looking for a fantastic new opportunity to exercise on your own time in one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways out there, our Lap Swim Program at Waterworks Aquatics may be just for you! With clean and heated pools waiting year-round for you to take a dip, Waterworks provides both indoor and outdoor options for anyone over 18 years of age to come in and swim laps or exercise in their own lane. You might know by now that swimming is great for general exercise, but did you know that swimming consistently also builds endurance, cardio-vascular health, and muscle strength? For many people, the low-impact aspect of the water exercise is a great alternative to “dry land” workouts when joint and muscle pain are an issue. Resistance in water ranges between 4 and 42 times greater than in air, depending on the speed of movement. This makes water a natural and instantly-adjustable weight-training machine. Consequently, your heart rate is an estimated 10-15 beats lower per minute during suspended water exercise than for the same effort applied on land. And let’s be honest, sometimes it’s just too hot out during these toasty end-of-summer weeks to be outside doing cardio.

So get ready to jump in by seeing the front desk during your next visit to get the latest Lap Swim Program schedule, or by simply giving one of our friendly customer service representatives a call. The cost is $6 per individual visit, or $5 per visit when purchasing 4 or more sessions at a time. For those that plan to really dedicate some time to improving their health and decreasing their stress in the water, we even have an unlimited pass for only $60! Sign up soon, as we have a limited amount of lanes. Swimmers may be asked to share lanes.

We’ll keep a lane open and hope to see you soon!

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Lap Swim Program

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