Rancho San Dieguito swim team is Junior Olympics champs


The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Rancho San Dieguito swim team recently won the overall team championship at the Long Course Junior Olympics held in Coronado July 27-30 at the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex. The event was hosted by San Diego and Imperial Counties Swimming.

This was the Rancho San Dieguito (RSD) swim team’s first overall win in three years, previously having taken top team three times. Swimmers will move on to the U.S. Junior National Championships in Long Island, NY, Aug. 8-12 and other zone and All-Star meets.

Individual JSO high point winners for RSD were 11-12 Boys: Ian Palmroos; 13-14 Boys: Carlos Munoz Rentaría; 15-18 Men: Brandon Kulik.

RSD was dominant in relays as well, winning 1st place in Boys 13-14 800 Free Relay; Girls 15-18 800 Free Relay; Girls 11-12 200 Medley Relay; Boys 13-14 400 Medley Relay; Boys 13-14 400 Medley; Girls 15-18 400 Medley; Girls 11-12 200 Free Relay; Boys 13-14 400 Free; Girls 15-18 400 Free; Boys 15-18 400 Free.

“It was a great four days of competition for RSD, with an exceptional showing of teamwork by our swimmers, parents, and coaches,” said Coach Joe Benjamin, in a press release. “We are so proud of our athletes for demonstrating our team values and bringing their best!”

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