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TERRAPINS WIN ARENA GRAND CHALLENGE MEET
The team won the recent Arena Grand Challenge Senior meet held in Clovis, Ca, The Terrapins scored 1644 points to outdistance the second place Clovis Swim Club who scored 1305 points, Rounding out the top 4 teams were VAST from New Mexico and the SCSC.
The Tera Seniors recorded 92 life best swims and were led by Matt Fetterman(15) who had 7 life best swims, Andrei Minakov(14) who swam 5 life best swims, Chase Mitchell(18) who had 5 life best swims and Connor Seip who swam 100% best times with 6 big swims.
Next on the Seniors calendar will be the Futures Championships to be held in Stanford August 4-7.
The Terrapin Swim Team would like to congratulate Orange group swimmer, Polina Efimova! Polina joined Terrapins in 2015 when her family moved to California. Polina swims, loves ballet dancing, art and crafting.
Polina was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she turn two years old. She received treatment for two and half years at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her treatment included several types of chemotherapy, two surgeries and numerous blood transfusions along with medications and procedures. Now, at 9 years old, she has been in remission since 2010 and is a leukemia survivor.
Polina just attended and competed in the World Children's Winner Games in Moscow, Russia. These games celebrate children survivors of cancer and is an athletic and cultural competition which celebrates these wonderful and brave children. This event welcomes over 500 children ages 7-16 from 20 different country's. Polina was the only athlete representing our country. She competed in the 25 yard free style along with other children in her age. Polina won her event and is coming home with a Gold Metal!
On behalf of our entire staff and team, we congratulate Polina and her achievement at the World Children's Winner Games!
Way to go Polina!!!!
“Terrapin graduating Seniors celebrate years on team”
Long time Terrapin Senior swimmer, Suzanne Heim-Bowen, hosted the 16th annual “Senior Recognition Breakfast” and as usual it was a fantastic affair. Our graduating seniors were recognized for their years of “Desire, Dedication and Determination”..the three pillars of our program. Most of our 2016 graduating class had been Terrapin members since the ages of 9-10 years old and came up through our TERA program as age groupers. We are VERY proud of this class and know they will go on to great things in their collegiate careers.
Coach Ray, Coach Dan, Coach Doug and Coach Rick gave a short introduction on each swimmer, highlighting some of our fondest memories and memorable accomplishments. Our class of 2016 will “represent” TERA well next year in their new programs. A big thank you to all the TERA coaches who participated in supporting these great student-athletes over their years at TERA.
Max Bottene - Yale
Rachel Smith - Northeastern
Chase Mitchell – Chapman
Evan Brock – Emory
Sophie Reynolds – UCSD
Haley Schreiber – UCSB
Samantha Coloma – Missouri
Mallory Han – Northwestern
Allie Klinger – San Diego State
Allyson Villanueva – Santa Clara
Nikki Amberg - TCU