Younger swimmers excel for Tigers Sharks team

sports@losbanosenterprise.comJune 13, 2013 

The summer swim season continued Saturday when Los Banos traveled to Chowchilla for a tri-meet with the host along with Atwater.

The meet was the second for the Tiger Sharks, but the first one that coach Drew Guintini was able to make, since his job gives him every other weekend off this summer. Assistant coach Polly Lemos is taking the reins at the meets he can't get to.

"This year, I think we have a good group of young swimmers, and a few old swimmers that are swimming this year," Guintini said. "We're hoping we can get back on top. We've been working pretty hard. The older kids are not as deep as we have been in the past, and with our younger kids, we seem to have some really good swimmers."

The Tiger Sharks had three boys and three girls who won all three of their individual events: Gannon Lemos won the 6-and-under boys 25-yard freestyle (22.27 seconds), 50-yard freestyle (49.38) and 25-yard butterfly (29.13); Emiliano Grieco took the 7-8-year-old boys 100-yard individual medley (1:37.44), 50-yard freestyle (39.31) and 25-yard breaststroke (25.42); Jacob Menefee won the 13-14-year-old boys 100-yard individual medley (1:14.22), 100-yard freestyle (1:02.95) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:26.39); Brooklyn Gallagher won the 7-8-year-old girls 25-yard freestyle (18.19), 50-yard freestyle (43.61) and 25-yard breaststroke (25.91); Irene Duke won the 13-14-year-old girls 100-yard individual medley (1:11.83), 100-yard freestyle (1:03.80) and 100-yard butterfly (1:10.80); and Abigail King won the 17-18-year-old girls 50-yard freestyle (33.35), 100-yard individual medley (1:08.96) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:38.76).

A number of swimmers won a pair of events — Jorge Torres in 9-10-year-old boys, Matthew Cigolini (15-16 boys), Jerome Vander Poel (17-18 boys), Julia Maxwell (7-8 girls), Brooke Torres (11-12 girls), Krysta Valdez (11-12) girls, Jade Fachin (15-16 girls) and Alex Marquez (15-16 girls) — while a few more placed in the top three in all three events — Jaydyn Todd 7-8 boys), Ryan Subia (9-10 boys), Colten Graham (11-12 boys), Brandon Loredo (13-14 boys), Paul Reyes (15-16 boys, Valentina Grieco (6-and-under girls), Brooklyn Alanis (7-8 girls), Elissa Martinez (15-16 girls) and Alexis Borrego (17-18 girls).

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