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 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

Merced Meet

You can now sign up at the pool for the July 3 meet in Merced. The meet starts at 6:30 pm. Warm-ups are at 5:00 pm. The meet location is El Capitan High School, 100 Farmland Avenue in Merced.