Canyon Crest Academy’s Swim and Dive Team (in photo above) finished the 2012 season by competing in CIF San Diego Section Division II Preliminaries and Finals on Thursday, May 17, and Saturday, May 19, at Del Norte High School in Rancho Bernardo.
During CIF Preliminaries, the following swimmers qualified to compete in CIF Championship Finals: Carly Rasmussen in the 100 Yard Breaststroke, clinching 2nd place during the championship; Garrett Schmid, Alex Chen, Kevin Li, and Matteo Lanza-Billeta in the 200 Yard Medley Relay, taking 5th place; Carly Rasmussen in the 100 Yard Butterfly, also taking 5th; and the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay team of David Twyman, Eric Schade, Jonathan Zhu, and Matteo Lanza-Billeta, which finished in 6th place.
Additionally, the following swimmers qualified to compete in CIF Consolation Finals: Alex Chen in 100 Yard Breaststoke; Tiffany Chau, Carly Rasmussen, Caiti McCallum, and Skylar Wiggins in the 200 Yard Medley Relay; David Twyman in the 200 Yard Freestyle; Tiffany Chau in the 200 Yard Individual Medley; Marcus McCloskey in the 500 Yard Freestyle; Tiffany Chau and Garrett Schmid in the 100 Y Backstroke; Tiffany Chau, Skylar Wiggins, Caiti McCallum, and Carly Rasmussen in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay; and the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team of John Guess, Jonathan Zhu, Eric Schade, and David Twyman.
A number of swimmers also achieved personal record times during CIF competition. Among them were Alex Chen, Carly Rasmussen, and Josh Trissel in the 100 Yard Breaststroke; Eric Schade in the 200 Yard Freestyle; Tiffany Chau, Alex Chen, and Josh Trissel in the 200 Yard Individual Medley; Kevin Li and Carly Rasmussen in the 100 Yard Butterfly; Marcus McCloskey in the 500 Yard Freestyle; and Tiffany Chau, Kyle Grozen, and Garrett Schmid in the 100 Yard Backstroke.
In CIF Diving Finals, Shelby Buford finished 4th, Ariel Vacheron took 9th, and Claudia See finished 17th in the Women’s 1 Meter event, while Tanner Lack finished 14th in Men’s 1 Meter competition. Both the CCA Women’s and Men’s Dive Teams placed 9th overall.
At the end of season banquet at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club on Sunday, May 20, Head Swim and Dive Team Coach Nico Kintz congratulated the team on a great season, saying he looks forward to next year, when CCA will begin competing in the Palomar League against high schools such as Torrey Pines and Westview.