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June 14, 2011 > Seals victorious at home opener

Seals victorious at home opener

Submitted By Tracy Uyeda

On Saturday, June 11, the Seals Swim Team's home opener was against a closely-matched Highlands Sharks team. Throughout the meet, the Seals led by slim margins and coaches, swimmers and spectators were keenly aware that every single race was critical. After the last dive, splash, stroke and wall touch was done, the Seals were victorious. The final score was 562-478.

Kyra Vickery led the age 8-and-under girls, placing first in all of her events. Matthew Lee (age 13-14 boys) continues to excel and also swept all of his events.

In traditional Seals fashion, head coach Robb Herndon announced the swimmers of the week. The Seals are proud of all their swimmers, however each week special recognition is awarded to four swimmers whose efforts, dedication to attending practices and performance go over and above. This week, the Seals recognized Emely Gutierrez, Kelly Ohata, Ids Propstra and Matthew Spallas.

The Seals' third meet of the season is on June 18 against a strong Newark Bluefins team. Last season the Seals broke a 12-year losing streak, outscoring the Bluefins 559-489. Daily practice sessions will remain focused on continuous improvement as the team prepares to face the tough Bluefins and hopefully better their current 2-0 season.

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