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June 12, 2012 > Mission Valley Barracudas beat Kennedy Seals

Mission Valley Barracudas beat Kennedy Seals

By Mayuri Jayaraman, Photo by Elice Leong

On Saturday, June 9, the Mission Valley Barracudas welcomed the Kennedy Seals to their home pool for the second dual meet of the season. The day started with no clouds covering the sky, and the air was filled with the scent of sunscreen. With the sunny sky over their heads, the Barracudas had positive and spirited thoughts buzzing in their heads before the meet started, as they knew they were competing against a strong team. Before the meet started, the Barracudas shouted their team's Color Shout. Throughout the meet, the team points were very close, but in the end, the Barracudas were able to bring themselves to another win. The final score was 667 to 407. The Barracudas season score is now 2-0.

The Barracudas were pleased to welcome their newest coach, Brittany Tan at this swim meet. Along with her were coaches Don French and Cory Audiat making sure that the swimmers on their team showed good sportsmanship.

At this meet, a number of swimmers improved their times. The following swimmers on the Barracudas bettered their time by more than four seconds: In freestyle, Jonathan Xu improved his time by over 8 seconds. In backstroke, Calvin Mei took off 5.25 seconds from his time. In breaststroke Jane Huynh improved her time by 9.01 seconds. And in individual medley, which is one lap of each stroke, Mitchell Wu took off 9 seconds off his times. Also in individual medley, Cassidy Sun took off 5.27 seconds off her time. Good job everyone!

Next week is going to be very tense because the Mission Valley Barracudas are going to be competing against the only team they did not beat in the 2011 championships: the San Leandro Drowning Darryls. The Barracudas will be going to San Leandro next Saturday for a very exciting meet.

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