Competing among 900 of the best swimmers from throughout the U.S., Santa Clara Swim Club recently sent several members to the 2012 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships in Knoxville, TN.
Those qualified for the prestigious swim meet are among the top two percent of all USA Swimming athletes, with the meet serving as the highest-level competition for swimmers 18-years-old and under.
Of Santa Clara Swim Club‘s 13 swimmers, the men‘s team placed 12th and the women‘s team placed ninth, combining for seventh overall.
SCSC‘s Women‘s 800-meter Freestyle Relay team consisting of Sandra Soe, Sarah Shimomura, Catherine Ladd, and Elise Locke claimed first, breaking the Junior National meet record with their 7:18.56 time, besting the record time of 7:19.73 that was set in 2010.
Catherine Ladd‘s 49.55 in the women‘s 100 Freestyle claimed fourth, setting a new team record. Ladd also set a team record in the 50-yard Free.
The meet took place at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee.
Additional SCSC Top 16 placements:
5th – Women 400 F.R. – Sandra Soe, Chloe Isleta, Catherine Ladd, Sarah Shimomura
6th – Men 400 F.R. – Cooper Burrill, Jackson Locke, Stephen Shilling, Aidan Burns
7th – Men 1650 Free – Burns
8th – Women 500 Free – Soe
8th – Women 200 Free – Ladd
10th – Men 800 F.R. – Locke, Burrill, Burns, Tim Kou
11th – Women 200 Free – Soe
11th – Men 200 F.R. – Burrill, Shilling, Locke, Kou
12th – Men 500 Free – Burns
12th – Men 400 M.R. – Shilling, Kou, Locke, Burrill
13th – Women 200 F.R. – Ladd, Chloe Isleta, Shimomura, Locke
14th – Women 200 M.R. – Ladd, Chloe Isleta, Czarina Isleta, Soe
15th – Men 400 M.R. – Matt Webster, Kou, Locke, Shilling
16th – Women 400 M.R. – Chloe Isleta, Czsarina Isleta, Locke, Ladd