Canyon Crest Academy Swim and Dive teams in Carmel Valley off to a great start

team photoThe Canyon Crest Academy Swim and Dive team started competition this season with dual meets against Rancho Buena Vista and Torrey Pines. The girls’ team, led by captains Shelby Buford and Madeline Schade, posted a win over RBV and a loss to TPHS. The boys’ team, led by captains Kyle Grozen and David Twyman, posted wins over RBV and TPHS. “This is the first time CCA Boys’ Swim and Dive has beat Torrey Pines, our crosstown rival,” commented Coach Nico Kintz.

On Saturday, the swimmers were back in the pool at 7 a.m. warming up in preparation for the Mt. Carmel Invite. Competing against 15 other teams, the morning was spent swimming prelims to determine the top 16 finishers who would swim again for finals. CCA qualified 22 of 41 swimmers to finals that started at 4 p.m. and continued well into the evening. The girls’ team finished in 3rd place behind Mt. Carmel and Chaparral and the boys’ team finished 1st with an impressive 50 points lead on the host team Mt. Carmel.

Congratulations to the swimmers and divers who made CIF qualifying times during the first week of competition. Girls’ 200 Medley Relay (Liu, Yang, Chen, Shao), Boys’ 200 Medley Relay (Schmid, Kang, SantanaB., Zhu) (Thomson, Harrison, Twyman, Li), Boys’ 200 Free (Li, Twyman, SantanaA), Girls’ 200 IM (Chen, Yang), Boys’ 200 IM (Schmid), Girls’ Dive (BufordS, BufordL), Boys’ Dive (Mason), Girls’ 100 Fly (Chen), Boys’ 100 Fly (SantanaB, Twyman), Girls’ 100 Free (Liu), Girls’ 500 Free (Leblanc), Boys’ 500 Free (SantanaA, Li), Boys’ 200 Free Relay (Li, SantanaA, Marxer, Zhu), Girls’ 100 Back (Liu), Boys’ 100 Back (Schmid, SantanaB, Thomson), Girls’ 100 Breast (Yang), Girls’ 400 Free Relay (Chen, Liu, Shao, Yang), Boys’ 400 Free Relay (Schmid, SantanaA, Kang, Harrison).

Coach Nico Kintz said “This season CCA will be very competitive, we have a lot of depth on this team.” The team has already started out the season with some impressive wins and hope to continue swimming fast against a tough league schedule ahead. Go Ravens!