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July 1, 2011 > Treeview Dolphins host the Drowning Darryls

Treeview Dolphins host the Drowning Darryls

Submitted By Tammy Ortega

Treeview Dolphins may not win every week but they can certainly bring on the spirit points. On Saturday, June 25, the Dolphins dressed in their favorite sports team attire as they hosted the San Leandro Drowning Darryls in East Bay Swim League regular season action.

San Leandro finished second in the 2010 EBSL championships and worked hard to maintain their rank. On this day, the Drowning Darryls prevailed 603-437.

Treeview started their first week of morning practice's which means they are swimming for a longer period of time while learning better strategies and working harder on strokes. This week's swimmer of the meet for the 10 and under was Aaliyah Cedillo who has improved in every event since time trials. In this week's meet she improved her 25 freestyle by almost three seconds. Also for the 10 and under Alec McGill has improved all of his times since time trials and also received a best time in his freestyle event. For the 11 and over Frankie Tanjuatco is recognized for his new best time in the 50 yard butterfly and has improved during both practice and swim meets.

On Sunday the Dolphins celebrated another day together at their annual beach extravaganza. Each year the team makes a trip to a state beach to enjoy fun games, food and time together. The highlight of the day was when a pod of dolphins cruised across 30 foot high waves gallantly flipping through the water for the children to see. The children ironically felt that the dolphins were welcoming a team with their name.

With the Fourth of July celebrations in full effect this week Treeview will host their annual Independence Day relays. The children practice their strokes while performing different kinds of relays involving patriotic-fear factor races rolled into one. One child said, "I love having to swim to one end of the pool and eat a gummy worm while the rest of my relay team waits for me to finish before they are tagged and it's their turn to jump in."

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