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Futures Championships Recap (July 26-29, 2023)

Tim Murphy

Beach Cities took 11 Athletes up to Sacramento for Futures and it was a hot week in and out of the pool! Before I get into the meet ReCap I want to say a big thank you to all 11 athletes for making the trip so easy, and for making it very memorable for me. This was my last swim meet with a lot of these athletes and I will remember it very fondly!  Another big thank you to Kimberly Crisera for being a world-class chaperone! Okay now onto the swimming, Beach Cities walked away with a combined score of 74 points finishing 24th in the standings! Just like any meet, we had our ups and downs, but one thing remained consistent throughout the meet and that was the kid's energy and enthusiasm. If they weren't racing or warming down they were cheering for their teammates, but most importantly they were having a ton of fun! I’m so proud to be their coach and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for these amazing athletes and humans!

Bella Brito
Beall had a strong showing in Sacramento, she qualified for finals in 3 events. Her most notable final was the 100 Breast where she took 1st place in the B final. Unfortunately, though Bella was Dq’d in one of her finals, she did not let that deter her from racing her hardest throughout the week. Bella’s focus has now shifted to Junior nationals in Irvine and this will close out her long course season. Bella, it’s been a wild year full of ups and downs and I'm excited to finish out Long Course season with you in Irvine!

Tyler Campbell
Tyler closed out his club swimming career in style! He walked away with new personal best times in the 100 and 200 Breast. Tyler’s energy and enthusiasm over the course of the week were infectious, you would find him at the end of his teammate's lane cheering them on, staying to help time for time trials, it was a true testament to his character! Tyler I wish you the best of luck in your next chapter at college, and I hope you continue to swim, as this is just the beginning, you have so much more to give!

Mia Crisera
This was also Mia’s last club meet, as next year she will be focusing on Soccer! Mia, you have been an exceptional athlete and an exceptional teammate. After coming off a broken wrist and sprained ankle you competed in one of the fastest meets in the country and helped the girls finish 14th overall in the 400 fr relay scoring valuable points for the team. There aren’t many people in the country who can compete at this high of level and also get accepted to play Soccer at Stanford. Mia you should be very proud of your swimming career, you have a very proud coach who can’t wait to follow your soccer career! Congratulations on everything you have accomplished!

Sammie Hall
Sammie is another one of our graduating Seniors, so Futures was her last club meet for Beach Cities as well. Although Sammie didn’t walk away with any new personal best times, she was right on her best times in all of her events and posted her fastest times for the season. Sammie, you were a leader all week long, your positive attitude and kind heart helped create an incredible atmosphere in Sacramento. Your presence on the pool deck will be dearly missed but never forgotten, good luck in your next chapter with UCSB!

Delaney Herr
Delaney was red hot in Sacramento! She walked away with 2 new Personal bests in the 50 free and 100 fly. She had  4 finals swims, and walked away with a silver Medal in the 100 Back! Delaney was our highest individual points scorer with a total of 36 points! She helped our ladies finish 16th overall with 51 points! Delaney will be back in action again in Irvine when she dives in at Junior Nationals. Delaney it has been an amazing year and season for you, we have one more push to go and I can't wait to watch you race again!

Catalina Kahan
This was Catalina’s first Futures meet and it will certainly not be her last! Catalina posted Season bests in all of her events, narrowly missing new personal bests. Catalina the work you have put in this season has been impressive and you are well on your way to going beyond Futures, I can't wait to see what the future holds for you next year and season, I’m very proud of you and I hope you are proud of yourself!

Peyton Kuo
Peyton had a tough start to the week, after dropping 2.5 seconds in the 200 fly he found out that he has been disqualified. He didn’t let that deter him though as he continued to cheer on his teammates and prepare himself for his next races. Peyton, you have such a bright future ahead of you and there will be bigger meets heading your way soon. I know this wasn’t how you wanted to end the season but I hope this was a valuable learning experience for you when attend Futures, Winter Junior’s and beyond!

Mikki Maemura
Mikki was in fine form during futures, after having a tough long course season, she was able to match her personal bests and post her fastest swims this season by a good margin. Mikki, I was so proud of your resilience and I was very proud of you for stepping up and time-trialing your 100 fly again! I hope you take that perseverance and run with it next season, new best times and cuts are on the horizon for you! Remember it’s just like doing your nails, have fun!

Madie Malone
Madie was another one of the graduating seniors who was swimming their last club meet with us, the emotions were high all week long but Madie never stopped smiling and never stopped competing! Madie really got into her stride as the meet progressed, putting up big swims in the relay and qualifying for finals in the 50 Free on the last day! Madie, I’m so proud of your effort and attitude during the week, Georgetown is lucky to have you, they are getting a fierce competitor and fierce teammate. I’m very excited about the next chapter in your swimming journey!

Jack O’Shaughnessy
This a meet for memory books for Jack! He walked away with 100% best times. Jack also qualified for 2 finals, in the 200 Back he swam in the B final and dropped under the 2:07 barrier for the 1st time! In the 100 Back, he qualified for the A final and walked away with a bronze Medal! Jack, I hope you are realizing that you belong at the biggest meets and you belong in the Big finals. Your growth this year has been amazing and it’s only the beginning! Next up is Junior Nationals in Irvine, one last push to the end of the season!