Canyon Crest Academy’s Swim and Dive Team won their last two meets. The first was on March 25 at Escondido High School, and the second was on April 1 at Del Norte High School. During the Escondido meet, Annabel Tomes broke the CCA school record in the 500 Free with a time of 5:09.19.
At the Del Norte meet, a host of personal records for the 2011 season were set. Among them, Tiffany Chau, Alex Chen, Nate Rudolph, Eric Schade, and Katie Twyman in the 200 IM; Robert Burklund, Tanner Lack, Mac Lerum, and Josh Trissel in the 50 Free; Casey Crocamo and Dillon Patel in the 100 Free; Caitlin McCallum, Dion Mohager, and Derek Yen in the 200 Free; Eric Arnett, Charlie Doherty, and Eric Schade in the 500 Free; Tiffany Chau, Charlie Doherty, and Kevin Li in the 100 Fly; Alex Chen, Carly Rasmussen, Naomi Stapleton, and Josh Trissel in the 100 Breast; and Kyle Grozen in the 100 Back.
In addition to all the individual personal bests smashed by CCA athletes during the Del Norte meet, even more personal records were established during relay competition. Among the record-setting teams were Jerry Guess, Kyle Grozen, Eric Schade, and Josh Trissel in the Boys Varsity 200 Medley Relay; Charlie Doherty, Tanner Lack, Mac Lerum, and Nicholas McGhee in the Boys Junior Varsity 200 Medley Relay; Matthew Briscoe, Taylor Dean, Kevin Li, and Josh Trissel in the Boys Varsity 200 Free Relay; and Casey Crocamo, Charlie Doherty, Mattias Henning, and Dion Mohager in the Boys Junior Varsity 400 Free Relay.
Also notable in CCA Swim and Dive Team news is the distribution of weekly awards to student-athletes by head coach Nico Kintz in recognition of outstanding performance at both practice and meets. Since the season began late February, recipients have included Carly Rasmussen and Josh Trissel for the week of February 28; Tiffany Chau and Kevin Li for the week of March 7; Matthew Briscoe, Alex Chen, Taylor Patterson, and Ariel Vacheron (dive) for the week of March 14; and Caiti McCallum, Charlie Doherty (JV), and David Twyman for the week of March 21.