Sea Lions Swim Team open season with a win

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Neveah Derrick, 8, swims the Butterfly leg of IM. Jeanine Apuron | Sea Lions

Sea Lion line up: Lane 6 Taylor Woods, Lane 5 Jacob Christian and Lane 4 Will Newman. Jeanine Apuron | Sea Lions

The San Manuel Sea Lions hosted the first swim meet of the 2014 season on Saturday at the San Manuel Swimming Pool against the Parkside (Florence Anthem) Piranhas and San Tan Valley Barrcudas. The Sea Lions won the meet with 987 points, while the Piranhas finished with 347 points and the Barracudas finished with 74 points. In the Central Arizona Swimming League, the Sea Lions have won every swim meet over the past seven years and hope to make a run at eight consecutive league championships this summer.

The coaches were proud of how the team performed at the first meet.

A total of 13 team records were broken on Saturday. Swimmers breaking team records included the following: Evan Apuron (10), Riley Stewart (10), Darien Apuron (12), Gianna Sweeney (12) and Will Newman (14).

Will Newman was the only swimmer at the meet to swim the maximum number of events and win all of them.

The following swimmers had first place finishes on Saturday:

Ebony Galarza, 7, (Medley Relay);

Mia Christian, 7, (Medley Relay);

Juliana Ramirez, 7, (Medley Relay);

Nevaeh Derrick, 8, (IM, Fly, Back, 50 Free, Breast, Free, Free Relay):

Malayah Renteria, 8, (Free Relay);

Ethan Kellam, 8, (IM, Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Rocky Andrade, 8, (Fly, 50 Free, Free, Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Joey Castellanos, 8, (Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Mason Stewart, 8, (Back, Breast, Medley Relay, Free Relay):

Justyn DeHerrera, 9, (Free Relay);

Desiree Galarza, 9, (Free Relay);

Briana Castellanos, 9, (Medley Relay);

Eli Tilley, 9, (Medley Relay);

Evan Apuron, 10, (Fly, Back, 100 Free, Breast, Free, Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Riley Stewart, 10, (IM, Medley Relay);

Brian Mulholland, 10, (Medley Relay);

Hunter Hill, 10, (Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Genevieve Estrada, 10, (Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Rianna Estrada, 10, (Breast, Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Star Chavez, 11, (Free Relay);

Aubrey Bridges, 11, (Free Relay);

Alicia Galarza, 11, (Medley Relay);

Angelina Tilley, 11, (Medley Relay);

BaiLee Hill, 12, (Free Relay);

Darien Apuron, 12, (Fly, Back, Medley Relay);

Gianna Sweeney, 12, (IM, Breast, 100 Free, Free, Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Jayden Smith, 12, (Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Garry Dadow, 12, (Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Andres Valenzuela, 12 , (Fly, Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Jessi Rice, 13, (IM);

Raya Woods, 14, (Breast);

Micheal Primero, 14, ( Free Relay);

Will Newman, 14, (IM, Fly, Back, Breast, 100 Free, Free, Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Antonio Darame, 14, (Free Relay);

Colbey Stratton, 15, (Fly, Back, 100 Free, Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Michael Sanchez, 16, (Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Taylor Woods, 16, (IM, Medley Relay);

Timothy Mulholland, 17, (Breast, Free, Medley Relay, Free Relay);

Alisha Smith, 16, (Back, Free, Free Relay);

This was the first swim meet for many swimmers on the team and they performed extremely well and had lots of fun! Listed below are swimmers who competed in their first swim meet as a Sea Lion on Saturday: Kayla Lambiotte (5), Juliana Ramirez (7), Drew Lavato (7), Eli Tilley (9), Justyn DeHerrera (9), Angelina Tilley (11), CJ Medlock (12), and Antonio Darame (14).

Genevieve Estrada was named Sea Lions Beast of the Week. Her hard work in practice paid off at the meet. She entered every event and achieved best times in five events. She has shown that she is among the best swimmers in the 9-10 Girls Age Group.

The Sea Lions will host the Globe Piranhas at the San Manuel Pool on Saturday, June 7 at 9 a.m.

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. (Monday through Friday) for more information.

Staff (1721 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Public Works Assesses San Manuel Storm Damage

    16 hours ago
    by

    FLORENCE – On Thursday, Pinal County Public Works crews spent their work day cleaning up and assessing the damage from Wednesday’s major monsoon storm that hit the town of San Manuel.


    Re-Confirmed: Nomination for Oak Flats Historic Site designation returned

    24 hours ago
    by

    This week Copper Area News received numerous phone calls from readers claiming that the nomination application for Oak Flats to become a historic site was not returned and was still under


    Gosar, Kirkpatrick weigh in against Oak Flats on National Register of Historic Places

    July 31st, 2015
    by

    The letter below was sent to the Keeper of the Record at the National Parks Service by Arizona Congressmen Paul Gosar and Ann Kirkpatrick urging the Keeper to send back an


    Kearny police officer arrested in Tucson

    July 30th, 2015
    by

    On Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at approximately 2:15 p.m., Kearny Police Officer Gonzalo Mata was arrested on Domestic Violence/Stalking charges.


  • Stories Just For You

    Manuel Ramirez named principal at JFK Elementary

    July 28th, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun There’s a new man at the helm of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Superior.


    Copper Alliance hosting summer pie social

    July 28th, 2015
    by

    The Superior Copper Alliance is hosting a pie social this Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Bill and Nancy Vogler, located at 502 Church St.


    New backpacks for Superior kids

    July 28th, 2015
    by

    Students at Superior Schools last week participated in a Back to School Night. They had a chance to meet their teachers, reconnect with friends and even score new backpacks and school


    Tales from the Trail

    July 28th, 2015
    by

    The 50-mile hike on July 11 was “adventurous” for Troop 822, to say the least.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather