No Pratice 8/29, 9/19

We have Davis High coming in to use the MJC football stadium on 8/29/14 and 9/19/14. The locker rooms will be unavailable to us on these days. In light of this, we will be canceling practice those days. This will serve our kids as a rest in preparation for the swim meets we have scheduled those two weekends.

Championships

Here is the address for the FCSL Championship meet:

Pacheco High School

200 Ward Road

Los Banos, CA 93635

 

Driving Directions:

Driving directions to 200 Ward Rd, Los Banos, CA 93635

Modesto, CA

1. Head northwest on 11th St toward H St

72 ft

2. Take the 1st left onto H St

0.4 mi

3. Turn left to merge onto CA-99 S toward Merced

14.2 mi

4. Take the Lander Ave exit toward Los Banos

0.3 mi

5. Turn right onto CA-165 S/​Lander Ave (signs for Hillmar/​Los Banos)

Continue to follow CA-165 S

28.7 mi

6. Turn left onto E B St

1.0 mi

7. Turn left onto Ward Rd

Destination will be on the right

0.1 mi

200 Ward Rd

Los Banos, CA 93635

USA Junior Olympics Central California

Way to go, BTA!! BTA had 23 swimmers qualify for Junior Olympics this year. We had two event winners for the first of the 4-day meet. Chad Nunes won the 100 meter fly with a time of 1:03.70. Anikka Jasek-Rysdahl won the 800 free with a time of 10:13.45 Modesto (BTA) had 12 finalists and had a great showing for the first of 4 days. Complete results available online at www.centralcalswim.org. Here’s a photo of Coach Derek from the first day of the JOs.

Coach Derek JOs

Lodi meet

Lodi meet BTAHere are BTA parents hard at work at the meet!

 
Coach Derek’s Lodi meet wrap up:
I had a great time coaching my first official USA meet. It is great to get to know all the swimmers and see their improvement in the pool after a tough couple weeks of practice. The swimmers did a great job of checking in with Kurt and I before and after their races. We chose Sarah Truxton as swimmer of the meet because her performance at the meet was fantastic. She got best times in all her swims and was a great example of what comes from hard work at practice.

Over all every did an awesome job at the meet. Everyone’s positive attitudes really made the meet all the more enjoyable. I’m sure it helped the swimmers races by all the pbs we got. The girls definitely dominated the pool and I would like to see some more guys come out to swim so BTA can dominate on both sides of the pool.

The swimmers were not the only ones deserving of praise. A big thank you to the parents for the timing and getting your swimmers to the meet on time. Also for the support you provide for the swimmers and us coaches. Much appreciated!!

-Derek Price