This weekend the Pleasanton Seahawks competed in the 14 and Under Pacific Swimming Junior Olympic Championships in Morgan Hill. This is a swim meet which requires swimmers to qualify over a period of meets from September 2011 to the date of the meet November 30, 2012 through December 2, 2012. It is open to all swimmers who have achieved the Junior Olympic time standard. There were over 800 athletes who competed during the three day championship in the 4 or 5 rain storms from the 60+ swim teams in Pacific Swimming
On Saturday December 1, 2012 during one of the four storms the Seahawks Swim Team had an 11-12 Boys Medley Relay set a National Record. One of our very own Quarry Lane students, sixth grader Tyler Lu was a member of that relay along with three other teammates.
Under the coaching of Brian Holm, they broke Rockville-Montgomery (Outside of Washington D.C.) Swim Team’s former National Age Group record from last year 2011. The previous record was 1:48.06 and Tyler Lu and his teammates from Pleasanton Seahawks set a new record of 1:47.44. This is the fastest time in United States Swimming history and a great accomplishment.
It is not often swim teams across the United States are able to put together four extremely talented and skilled swimmers to make such a relay. Swim Teams often have one or two stand out swimmers who are successful in their own right but to have four to make a relay and then post the fastest time in history of United States Swimming can be difficult.
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