Sea Lions look sharp in league relay meet

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

The San Manuel Sea Lions Swim Team traveled to a relay meet held at the Merrill Ranch Anthem Pool in Florence on Saturday. The meet was a league wide meet, but only the Sea Lions, Parkside Piranhas, and the Coolidge Dolphins attended. A co-ed relay only format with combined age groups was used. No team scores were kept, but team pride was on the line for every event.

After an hour weather delay, the relay format proved to be fun and exciting as leads changed with each swimmer. In a vast majority of the races, the Sea Lions had what it took to win 17 out of the 20 events held.

The following swimmers swam on winning relays at the meet on Saturday:

Anya Zovko, 6, (Free);

Nevaeh Derrick, 8, (Medley, Fly, Back, Breast);

Rocky Andrade, 8, (Medley, Fly, Back, Free);

Joey Castellanos, 8, (Fly, Back, Free);

Emerik Zovko, 8, (Medley, Breast);

Mason Stewart, 8, (Medley, Back, Breast, Crescendo);

Ethan Kellam, 8, (Fly, Breast, Free, Crescendo);

Briana Castellanos, 9, (Back);

Genevieve Estrada, 10, (Fly);

Rianna Estrada, 10, (Breast, Free);

Evan Apuron, 11, (Medley, Fly, 4 x 100 Free, Crescendo);

Riley Stewart, 10, (Medley, Back, 4 x 100 Free, Free);

Star Chavez, 11, (IM, Breast);

Angelina Tilley, 11, (IM, Back, Breast);

Darien Apuron, 13, (Medley, Back, 4 x 100 Free, Crescendo);

Jayden Smith, 12, (IM, Medley, Fly, Breast);

Andres Valenzuela, 12, (IM, Fly, 4 x 100 Free, Free);

Garry Dadow, 12, (Free);

Jessi Rice, 13, (4 x 100 Free, Free);

Gillian Cole, 13, (Fly);

Michael Primero, 14, (Fly);

Will Newman, 14, (Medley, Free, Crescendo);

Angela Navarro, 15 (Medley, Fly, 4 x 100 Free, Free);

Jazelle Sanchez, 17, (Medley, Fly, 4 x 100 Free);

Timothy Mulholland, 17, (Medley, 4 x 100 Free, Free);

This week Eli Tilley (9) was named Sea Lions Beast of the Week. Eli swam a beastly leadoff Backstroke leg in the Medley Relay. Only in the co-ed relay format can you find yourself swimming head to head against your older sister in the adjacent lane. As the siblings took off, you could see the inner Beast in Eli take over as he battled stroke for stroke and surged to the finish ahead of his sister. He swam drastically faster than ever before. Eli is a first year swimmer with great work ethic and contagious smile. On Saturday he showed everyone that he has what it takes to be a great swimmer.

The Sea Lions swim team will host the Central Arizona League Championship Meet in San Manuel on Saturday, July 19 at 8 a.m. The Sea Lions have won the league championship every year since 2007, and have hopes of winning it again this year.

There is still time to join the team – contact Alex or Wendy Gort at 896-2190 or stop by the San Manuel Pool between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Mon-Fri) for more information.

John Hernandez (150 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Taking the fear out of Halloween for young kids

    7 hours ago
    by

    Halloween can be a fun time of year, but for infants, toddlers and preschoolers – who often can’t distinguish between […]


    Arizona Trails 2015 Draft Plan Available for Public Comment until November 19

    8 hours ago
    by

    Phoenix – Every five years, the recreational trails staff at Arizona State Parks prepares an information-filled report concerning Arizona’s motorized […]


    Arizona Senator Commits to Land Swap Bill

    October 23rd, 2014
    by

    By Senator John McCain Driving through Superior last week, I saw the boarded-up shops that line its Main Street. I […]


    Panthers clinch playoff berth with Homecoming win

    October 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Superior football team may or may not have needed to win last Friday’s Homecoming game against Hayden to reach the State Playoffs.


  • Stories Just For You

    Jr. Panthers almost pull upset in playoffs

    October 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Jr. Panthers football team reached the CJHL football playoffs after a win in their final game and some help from other teams.


    Lady Panthers post two wins last week

    October 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Lady Panthers volleyball team won both matches it played last week, winning at Hayden (3 – 0) before defeating Miami at home, 3 – 0 (25-18, 25-17,


    Bearcats ready for playoffs after finale win

    October 21st, 2014
    by

    Copper Basin News The Ray football team ended its regular season with a road win last Friday night, defeating Arête Prep, 62 – 14.


    Lobos end season with loss to Panthers

    October 21st, 2014
    by

    The Hayden football team closed out its regular season with a shutout loss to Superior last Friday night.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin