News and Announcements
Happy October, Aquabears!
No one celebrates Halloween like our ferocious Aquabears!
As per tradition, we’re throwing our annual Ghouls at the Pool Halloween Party and Costumer Contest on:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:00-7:30 pm at the Aquabear pool in lieu of practice that night!
We’ll have costume contests with prizes for best costumes in several age categories, and our renowned Halloween swim relays are making a comeback this year, too!
Swimmers: Come in your most creative Halloween costume and make sure you bring your swimsuit.
Parents: Bring your favorite, ic . onic Halloween treats and eats to go with Coach’s pizza. Please sign-up for spooky side dishes and devilish desserts at The Aquabear Halloween Party Sign-Up Sheet https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4baaac23a2fc1-aquabear
Be prepared to take pics at this iconically awesome swim party!
The Aquabear “seniors” demonstrated that their training is definitely paying off with their outstanding performances this weekend. Representing their various high schools at the High School Classic Meet, down at the University of Arizona, this Saturday they all swam impressively enough to assure themselves of a spot in November’s High School State Meet.
Junior, Kaylan Ottoson, threw down 2 in-season best times taking 4th in the 50 Free (24.96) and 2nd in the 100 Free (54.72). She also posted extremely solid splits in leading off the 200 Medley Relay (back split 28.42) and helping her team to a win in the 200 Free Relay (split 24.44). Freshman, Brian Stahlman was equally impressive in posting a lifetime best 100 Breast (1:03.51 ) finishing 7th in the event as well as impressive lifetime best of 56.24 in the 100 Free. Jake Stahlman, also a Junior, went 1:54.81 in his 200 Free slicing almost 8 seconds off his lifetime best time as well as posting lifetime best split times in both the 200 Free Relay (split 23.81 ) and 400 Free Relay (split 52.92 ).
" I am excited at how well they performed at this point in the season especially after the hard work we put in over the course of the last week" said Coach Justin Slade. “I think them showing the ability to swim this fast at this pint in the season bodes really well for November.”
Congratulations to all our summer league bears who, in our inaugural season, took
home the championship trophy for summer of 2019. The meet, held at the Florence Aquatic Center on July 19th was contested between the 7 summer league teams. The Bears and Sea Lions alternated leads throughout the meet with the Bears ultimately outscoring the San Manual Sea Lions 990 to 884.5. The Parkside Piranhas took 3rd with 623.5. Full Meet Results can be viewed here.