Terrapin Age Group team records 298 life best swims at Season ending meet Swimmers from the Blue, Silver, Gold and Senior D groups combined to swim 298 best time swims at the recent WCAB Summer Classic season ending meet. This was a great culmination to a fantastic Terrapin summer for the team. Nikki and Nick Kannan led the Terrapins with 19 combined best time efforts, along with Asim Sami who had a whopping 10 life time best swims! Congratulations to all TERA swimmers who contributed to this amazing meet. TERA swimmers with 100% Best times: 10-under – Dmitriy Oransky – 7 Gigi Almarinez – 6 Amelia Bodenstab – 8 Nikki Kannan – 11 11-12 – Allie Bosch – 7 Diana Chan – 7 Tyler Bodenstab – 6 Asim Sami – 10 13-14 – Abby Rosillo – 8 Yasha Ackerman – 4 Max Keifer – 5 Ian McIntyre – 8 Dorian Pandza – 6 Camron Sharifi – 8 Kelsey Ortner - 5 Also contributing to the team Best Time totals with more than 5 life bests were: Madison Branse -7, Sophie Curran – 7, Jasmine Kohlmeyer – 8, Angeline Masongsong – 9, Cali McCullough – 7, Zack Chau – 7, Matthew Diaz-Martin -7 , Logan Fualkner -6, Logan Gandrup – 7, Delanie Gearing – 7,
USA SWIMMING “FUTURES” CHAMPIONSHIPS AUGUST 4 -7 2016 STANFORD UNIVERSITY COMBINED SCORES TOP 10 TEAMS
PALO ALTO STANFORD AQUATICS – 757
MISSION VIEJO – 586
SANTA CLARA SWIM CLUB – 439
SEIRRA MARLINS SWIM TEAM – 312
TUALITIN HILLS SWIM TEAM – 301
TERRAPINS SWIM TEAM – 286
CROW CANYON – 284
WCAB – 242
CANYONS – 238
ORINDA AQUATICS – 176
TERRAPIN FUTURES CHAMPIONS MENS 100M FLY – ANDREI MINAKOV (14) – 54.04 *FASTER THAN CURRENT NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SET BY MICHAEL ANDREWS MENS 400 MEDLEY RELAY - MAX BOTTENE – BK STANLEY WU – BRST ANDREI MINAKOV – FLY MICHAL ZYLA -FR
14 year old Terrapin Swimmer Andrei Minakov finished the Summer with some of the fastest times in the Nation winning four medals at the USA Swimming Futures Championships Meet. His 100m Butterfly time of 54.04 was faster than the current National record held by Michael Andrew.
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!!!!