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June 7, 2011 > Bluefins come up just short

Bluefins come up just short

Submitted By Joy Montgomery

In the first meet of the East Bay Swim League 2011 season, the Newark Bluefins traveled to San Leandro High School to take on the San Leandro Drowning Daryls Saturday, June 3. Despite individual event wins by Allison Garrett, Victoria Gerome and Emily Loaisiga, as well as a relay win, the Bluefins fell short of the Drowning Daryls, 585-453.

Newark may not have come out on top in their opener but they had a number of impressive outings. In the 9- and 10-year-old boys section, Bluefin swimmers Joshua Tsai, Joey Duenas, Johan Reyes and Emmanuel Ngbemeneh all broke the free relay record which was previously set in 2000. Giovanni Lu, Kyle Alcosiba, Jacob Crosby and Jonathan Mui, in the 11- and 12-year-old boys division, also started the season with breaking the medley relay set in the year 2007.

Prior to each meet, every Friday during the Bluefin practice, the coaches honor swimmers that are working diligently and have positive attitudes. They receive a "Big Tuna" and are awarded a special shirt that they proudly wear for the rest of the season. This week, the "Big Tuna" awards went to Evan Haba from coach Christina; Diego Rosales from coach Teresa; Ashley Haba from coach Rosie; Max Lurye from coach Andy; and from Bluefins fearless leader, coach Crosby, James Souza got the "Big Tuna."

Congratulations to super swimmers who gave it their all this past week. Next meet for the Bluefins is at Newark Memorial High School on Friday, June 10, at 5 p.m. vs. the Glenmoor Stingrays, with a pirate theme.

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