Coach Jessica Long was proud of how CSSC swimmers performed at the event, even in challenging weather conditions, "our kids did so great at the sunrise sizzler despite the cold temps". She is also thrilled with the performances of CSSC newest participants Grace Zhu and Vanessa Rodriguez-Walker who both "did a great job for their first meet".The dilligent practice of our swimmers, along with instruction and training from our coaches, has certainly paid off. All swimmers acheived their best times at the meet.
Although we are delighted to see our swimmers continue to challenge themselves, we are also impressed with how CSSC perform as a team. The 100 Free Relays were a highlight at the Sizzler. Our girls team, consising of Alejandra Gil (8) Molly Chaison (7), Haley Most (7), and Braelyn Thorpe (6) beat out 8 other teams for a first place victory with an impressive time of 1:14.08. Our boys, team consisting of Jorge Aguila (7), John Albornoz (7) Alex Mitov (7), and David Rodriguez (8) placed third in their relay at 1:22.85.
Braelyn Thorpe was not only part of the team that earned a first place victory in the relay, she also placed first in every event she competed in at the Sizzler includung the 25 Fly (23.03) , 25 Free (19.71), 25 Back (23.10), and 25 Breast (27.54). Alejandra Gil earned 3rd in both the 25 Fly (20.96) and 25 Free (17.78).
Other stand out individual performances include Jorge Aguila's 3rd place finish in the 25 Free (17.70), Aris Dominique's 5th place finish in the 25 Breast (26.03), and Aveline Harding's 6 second time drop in the 25 Free (24.97).