Top swimmers break records at Junior Olympics

COAST CITIES — Pacific Swim’s 10-and-under boys team, including Pacific Swim Coach Owen Molenaar, Alexander Santana of Carmel Valley, Kasey Vo of Carmel Mountain Ranch, Brendan Santana of Carmel Valley, Austin Nguyen of 4SRanch with Pacific Swim Head Coach Di Molenaar, broke records at the short course Junior Olympics in Coronado last month.
The boys team broke Junior Olympic and San Diego-Imperial County records in the 200-meter freestyle relay, with a time of 1:53:62, and the 200-meter medley relay, with a time of 2:08:69. Pacific Swim’s 10-and-under boys freestyle relay team is currently ranked fourth in the nation, and the 10-and-under boys medley relay is ranked ninth in the nation.
Austin Nguyen broke Junior Olympic records in the individual 50- and 100-meter backstroke and the 100-meter breaststroke. Brendan Santana broke junior Olympic records in the individual 50-meter butterfly, a record that has not changed since 1981. Pacific Swim will be sending a group of swimmers to the Far Western Championships on April 8. For more information on Pacific Swim, or to make a donation to help these swimmers get to the championships, contact Di Molenaar at (858) 486-3670.


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