North Coast Aquatics swimmers shine in competition

North Coast Aquatics recently ended their short-course season (and started their long-course season) with some notable swims and records being set.

The Presidents Day Senior Classic was a four-day meet. NCA dominated that meet with their senior team tallying 1,821 points, 1,200 points over the next local team. The women 400 freestyle relay team of Carlsbad residents Kendyl Stewart and Monica Dornick, La Jolla resident Herendira Alanis and Carmel Valley resident Margaret Guo set a new meet record with a time of 3:30.05. Herendira Alanis was the Women’s High point winner. Eric Hedlin of University City set a new meet record in the mile (1650) by over 10 seconds with a time of 15:81.31. This was immediately following his 200 butterfly swim.

Steven Abrahamson, 10, of Olivenhein won the “High Point” award for the 10/U at the Short Course Junior Olympics. His older teammate, Sean Gartland of Carlsbad, tied with Bobby Guerra of Fallbrook for High Point for the 13- and 14-year-old boys.

Carmel Valley resident and TPHS sophomore Kelsey Kafka just returned from the Grand Prix in Indianapolis. She and three other teammates — Herendira Alanis, Monica Dornick and Kendyl Stewart — competed with the likes of Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff. All NCA women had second swims in the evening.

North Coast Aquatics is the only USA Swimming Gold Medal team in San Diego. For more information on NCA, call 760-720-1494.



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