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 (154 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

    Arboretum November Exhibit: Luminary Artist John Aho

    17 hours ago
    by

    Tempe luminary artist John Aho celebrates light, both natural and unnatural. By day he excels at capturing subjects ranging from […]


    Gilbert Artists Teach Camera Basics & Fall Color Nov. 9

    17 hours ago
    by

    Editor’s Note: Gilbert pro photographer Michael Madsen shoots with a Nikon, while Patty Van Herpen prefers Canon. The artistic duo […]


    Freeport-McMoRan Awards $60,000 Grant to Experience Matters to Enhance Women’s Economic Empowerment, Reduce Domestic Violence

    20 hours ago
    by

    Phoenix- Experience Matters, an organization that is creating a stronger, more vibrant community by connecting the skill and passion of […]


    Cowboys, ranchers to be honored at two events

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Superior Chamber of Commerce will host La Noche de Vaquero, Night of the Cowboy on Saturday Nov.


  • Stories Just For You

    Panthers light up scoreboard in playoff win

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The ninth-ranked Panthers fell behind early in their first playoff game appearance since 2011, trailing eighth-ranked Glendale Prep by two touchdowns in the first quarter.


    Elder Yocum’s four TDs leads Bearcats to playoff win

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Copper Basin News Senior quarterback Destry Yocum threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in the sixth-ranked Bearcats first-round playoff victory over the Salome last Saturday night.


    Bob Padilla joins the Florence Hall of Fame with brother Art

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Florence – Bobby Padilla was excited when he got the call that he would be entering the Florence Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a Florence High Gopher football player.


    Miner swimmers win final dual meet

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Miner swimmers traveled to Coronado High School in Scottsdale to compete in the final dual meet of the season on Thursday, Oct, 23.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin