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June 17, 2011 > Treeview Dolphins beat Bay Area Dolphins

Treeview Dolphins beat Bay Area Dolphins

Submitted By Tammy Ortega

Flopping their fins after last week's defeat, the Treeview Dolphins returned to beat Bay Area Dolphins for a final score of 579-419 on Saturday June 11, in East Bay Swim League regular season action.

Bundled in mittens, scarves and hats, parents stood in the windy unwelcoming weather at Chabot College to watch their children compete in the second EBSL match of the season. Time keepers that normally sit during the meets paced around to keep warm. Walking around the pool you could see the chattering teeth of the children that struggled to make it through the day. Parents couldn't help but laugh when tarps began flying and clothing blew away.

Despite the weather conditions both teams swam exceptionally well proving their love for the water. Many children beat their own personal times and the mighty Treeview nation gained a large portion of their points in their relay races working together with their team members. For some kids it was their first time in the intimidating Olympic sized swimming pool designed to increase speed the children were able to maneuver their way around pretty well.

Special recognition to this week's swimmers of the meet for Treeview for the 11-and-over age group goes to Charles Eldred, and for the 10-and-under Esther Maciel and Kwaku Owusu. Great job to all of these swimmers that have worked hard to make it to practices and beet their personal best times contributing to the team's success.

Treeview's coaches and team want to extend a special thanks to Casey Clark, a swimmer with them since 2007, who will unfortunately be relocating and leaving the team. Casey has been a long-time Dolphin and will be missed. The Clark family has been actively involved with the swim team for years helping with anything from fundraising to donating their personal time to help the team out.

The Treeview Dolphins meet at their home pool next week to compete against the Southgate Penguins. They will be ready and fashioned in their pajama-themed outfits ready to welcome another fun and competitive day of races.

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