Apr 222010

Ten year old Parker Giles led the team in record-breaking performances at 2010 Far Western Championships held at Morgan Hill. Overall six team records were broken, and three of them single handedly by Parker. Parker’s 29.01 in the 50 freestyle was fast enough for a 13th place finish and his nearly one second improvement was fast enough to break the team record formerly set as 29.68 by Jonathan Granada set only last year at the RCA meet in April. Parker went on to improve over six and a half seconds in his 100 freestyle to swim a 1:03.50 to break Jonathan’s team record by a half second. Jonathan’s 1:04.02 record was set last year at Far Westerns. Parker’s final record came in the 200 freestyle where his improvement of over 11 seconds brought his 2:28.89 that he swam at JO’s two months ago down to a 2:17.41 and once again a half second under Jonathan’s previous team record that was set in April of last year. His 2:17.41 is the 237th fastest time in the nation among 995 recorded swims to date.

Twelve year old Kyle Grissom, training in Visalia, previously set the team record at Junior Olympics two months ago with a 28.02, and his performance at Far Westerns dropped his team record in the 50 fly to a 27.30. His time is currently the 128th fastest time in the nation for all 12-year old boys. Eleven year old Mallory Korenwinder set a new record in the 50 yard breaststroke with her time of 32.88. The previous record was set in 2002 at the winter AA meet held in Cerritos by Joclyn Ford who is currently swimming for Fresno Pacific. Mallory’s time is currently the 17th fastest time in the nation among all 11-year old girls, and a mere 1.6 seconds from the CCS record which is an 11-12 year old record. Our final team record was broken by two 10-under individuals in the 100 yard breaststroke event. Dax Korenwinder’s 1:26.73 broke the previous record that was set at 1:26.89 by Preston Niayesh at Junior Olympics; however, 9-year old Preston successfully defended his record at Far Westerns by improving his time by nearly a second to a 1:26.17 and maintaining his position as the all time fastest swim in the 9-10 boys 100 breaststroke event. Preston’s time is currently the 81st fastest time in the nation out of 1000 swims.

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