Pacific Athletic Club (PAC) Swim Team members recently excelled at the Long Course Junior Olympics held at the Brian Brent Complex in Coronado.
Overall, PAC placed 7th, with 1,035 points, just 21 points behind 6th. Many PAC swimmers made it back to the top 8 to swim in the finals, and also scored points for the team by placing in the top 16. Event winners: Maja Palmroos (50 back); Jacque Wenger (100 fly, 200 IM, 100 back, 50 back, 50 fly); Katy Rhodes (50 back). Congratulations to Jacque Wenger, 10 & U boys Junior Olympics champion. Event highlights: Saturday’s backstroke was an exciting couple of races. After taking 1st (Maja Palmroos) and 7th (Charlotte Zhang) in the girls 10&U, PAC went on to place 1st and 2nd (Jacque Wenger and Ian Moore) in the 10 & U boys and then 1st again (Katy Rhodes) in the 11-12 girls. 100 breaststrokers went out strong in prelims and came back in the finals for Amelia’s Cho’s 2nd place finish, Evelyn Luu’s 3rd place finish and Anthony Kang’s 6th place finish. Congratulations to Tracy Chen for making Sectional cuts.
Relays: PAC’s medley relays proved to be its strongest of the meet with a 6th place finish for the girls 10 & U; 2nd place finish for Boys 10 & U; 3rd place for girls 11-12; 9th for Boys 11-12; 7th for both Girls and Boys 13-14; and an 8th place finish for 15-18 boys.
Congratulations to Coach Michael Galindo for receiving the “San Diego Imperial Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year” honor for the second year in a row.