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July 27, 2010 > Seals surge continues against the Dolphins

Seals surge continues against the Dolphins

Submitted By Tracy Uyeda

East Bay Swim League's Seals swim team ended their regular season on Saturday, July 24, against the Washington Manor Dolphins on a winning note, outscoring their opponent, 719-318, at Chabot College in preparation for next week's championship meet.

Although the excitement of championships is on everyone's mind - each and every Seal swimmer did not lose sight of the immediate goals - do your best, execute on everything learned in practice, support each other, and have fun doing it.

Swimmers continued their surge and beat personal records. Alexis Rizk dropped 17.54 seconds in her individual medley; Matthew Lin (9.79 seconds) and Kaeli Monahan (11.71 seconds) both dropped time in their backstroke; Devin Albano dropped 12.8 seconds in breaststroke; Eric Jorgens dropped .77 seconds in freestyle; and two swimmers, Grant Myers and Katelynn Malpede, swept all their events.

The Seals have steadily improved their standings and reputation as a competitive team in the league. In 2006 the Seals concluded their season 0-7. Just four years later, the practice, hard work and commitment paid off, ending the 2010 season with an unprecedented 6-1 record.

Seals have also gained recognition outside of the pool. Jamie Kennerk's EBSL Championships Program cover design was recognized by the league and was selected out of the many contest entries submitted. In addition to a monetary award, her design will be used as the cover for the EBSL Championships Program.

The Seals are pumped up and ready to give it their all one last time at the EBSL championships this Saturday, July 24, also at Chabot. And the Seals couldn't have asked for a better venue just one week away from the championship meet. "What a great opportunity this team has to swim and become acclimated to the championships pool" expressed coach Ray Murphey.

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