This past weekend a team of 87 swimmers (up from 54 qualifying last year) traveled to the NOVA June Age Group Championship meet in Irvine. The sun was strong, but NCA brought the heat! It was great to travel out of our LSC, race with prowess, and represent North Coast. We came home with a number of best times, new Sectional/JO/Far Western cuts, event winners, and plenty of lessons learned. Championship meets provide us great opportunities to come together for relays as well. Our 11-12 boys relays were a highlight of the weekend. The team of A. Ladman, B. Ellis, L. Zhu, L. Brown broke the 200 Medley Relay SI record by over 3 seconds with a 2:05.06. This ranks them as the second fastest relay in the nation this year. In the 200 Free Relay, B. Ellis, L. Zhu, B. DiMaria, and L. Brown broke another SI record by over 3 seconds with a 1:52.51. This is currently fastest relay in the nation! And finally, the 400 Free Relay of B. Ellis, N. Parsons, L. Zhu, and L. Brown broke the SI record by over 6 seconds posting a time of 4:03.75, another #1 time in the nation!
Let’s not forget it is not only our teammates that make us better, but our competition as well. Thank you to everyone who cheered and supported our athletes this weekend. And thank you athletes for being gracious and shaking hands with your competitors after each race. We are proud of you! Keep up the great work, JO’s is only a few weeks away!
North Coach Aquatics 14 and under swimmers competed in the CAST A meet May 27-29th. NCA Swimmers did great job racing and developing their swimming techniques. Many swimmers competed in the maximum of 10 events! As one of the first long course meets the results were outstanding. Was fun to see NCA warming up, supporting and cheering for each other: teamwork in action. Coaches were proud of NCA swimmers spirit attitude, effort and focus. Thanks to all the parents and officials for all your support. We can’t do it without you!
North Coast had over 30 student-athletes, representing 20+ high schools, in this years San Diego CIF swim meet. Hosted by Granite Hills the meet ran as two final sessions, one for DIV I and the second for DIV II. “We (NCA Coaches) were so proud of all the swimmers competing for their high school teams. We had a great time sitting in the stands and watching the athletes be great leaders, teammates and having a lot of fun racing. Couldn’t be happier for them and have no doubt they are ready for a great long course season.”- Coach Mickey Murad
Some of the highlights by NCA swimmers include:
Mia Ryan (UCHS) top 3 finish in 200 Free
Carlie Stipe (Classical) top 3 in 50 and 100 Free
Julianna Natale (SDHS) winner 100 Free
Riley Ferguson (Coronado HS) winner 50 freestyle
Lindsay Turner (Carlsbad HS) winner in 200 and 500 Free
Jordan Payne (El Camino) winner in 100 back
Jessie Pentlarge (Cathedral) winner in 100 free & 2nd 100 back
Sukhman Singh (Carlsbad) winner in 100 fly and 100 back
Tegan Preston (La Costa Canyon) winner in 100 breaststroke
Kai Gotsch (RBV) top 3 finish in 200 and 500 freestyle
Lindsay Ladman (San Marcos) top 3 finish in 200 and 500 freestyle
Mia Thomas on Cathedral HS winning 4×100 free relay