Ga­tors Com­pete, Splash Down For Swim-A-Thon

The Oakdale Leader - - SPORTS - LEADER PHOTOS BY DEN­NIS D. CRUZ

The Oak­dale youth swim team swam at Mer­rill F. West High School in Tracy for another road meet this sum­mer. Swim­mers from the ages of eight to four­teen hit the pool. The fol­low­ing swim­mers placed fifth place or higher in their re­spectable events. Names are spelled as pro­vided.

FE­MALE 8 AND UN­DER

Ocean In­gram swam in three events and she placed fourth in the 25 yard but­ter­fly event.

MALE 8 AND UN­DER

Thomas Keeler placed first in all three of his events. He earned top hon­ors in the 25 yard freestyle, 25 yard back­stroke and the 50 yard freestyle event.

FE­MALE 9-10

Charlee Bird­song placed fourth in the 100 yard freestyle and took fifth in the 50 yard but­ter­fly. Sa­phyre Gar­cia earned a fifth place fin­ish in the 100 yard freestyle. Maile Pol­ing earned a sec­ond place fin­ish in the 100 yard IM and took third in the 50 yard but­ter­fly.

MALE 9-10

Hay­den Koehler placed fourth in the 50 yard back­stroke and fifth in the 50 yard freestyle. Owen Reynolds swam in six events and earned a third place fin­ish in the 50 yard but­ter­fly and fifth in the 100 IM. Joseph Yak­li­gian placed third in the 50 yard back­stroke and took fifth in the 100 yard freestyle.

FE­MALE 11-12

An­gel­ica El­i­zondo had a busy day. She earned third in the 100 IM event and placed fourth in the 50 yard back­stroke event. She also took fifth in both the 50 yard but­ter­fly event and the 100 yard freestyle. Noemi Ver­duzco placed third in the 50 yard but­ter­fly event.

MALE 11-12

Tyler Mercer swam in six events and placed in the top five in five of them. He placed first in the 100 yard freestyle. Mercer also took sec­ond in the 50 yard back­stroke, third in both the 100 yard IM and the 50 yard but­ter­fly. He ended his day with a fourth place fin­ish in the 50 yard freestyle.

FE­MALE 13 AND OVER

Jor­dyn Pope had a pro­duc­tive day as she placed in the top five in all four of her events. Pope earned a pair of third place fin­ishes in 100 yard IM and the 100 yard freestyle. She also took fourth in the 100 yard back­stroke and placed fifth in the 50 yard freestyle.

Mi­ca­iah Richi­son earned a pair of sec­ond place fin­ishes in the 100 yard IM and the 100 yard but­ter­fly events. She also took third in the 100 yard back­stroke.

Satur­day, July 28 the Ga­tors are sched­uled to swim at Oak­dale High School for their lone home meet of the sea­son, wel­com­ing sev­eral other teams to town for the multi-team meet.

Mean­while, with the sum­mer sun beat­ing down, young­sters hit the pool for the an­nual Ga­tors Swima-Thon on Fri­day, July 20. Kids swam a to­tal of 8,948 laps in­side the Oak­dale High School Aquatic Cen­ter. The kids each pledged to swim a cer­tain amount of laps in the pool for the fundraiser. A to­tal of 223,700 yards were swam or 127.10 miles. Over $10,000 was raised. Coaches and vol­un­teers helped keep track of the swim­mers’ progress.

Us­ing the as­sis­tance of a kick board, this young­ster swam his laps for Fri­day’s Ga­tor swima-thon.

These two young swim­mers both ex­ceeded their goal; com­plet­ing more than 125 laps apiece.

This young swim­mer takes time to catch his breath, first spit­ting out some wa­ter he took in dur­ing his laps.

Swim­ming with the use of her gog­gles, this Ga­tor girl cranked out her share of laps.

This swim­mer was de­ter­mined to get his laps in, cut­ting through the wa­ter at the Oak­dale Aquatic Cen­ter on Fri­day.

Many swim­ming styles were used dur­ing the swim-a-thon in­clud­ing the breast­stroke, the but­ter­fly and even a few utiliz­ing the doggy pad­dle.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.