The Douglas Dolfins were represented by four swimmers who were rewarded with big-time improvements last weekend at the Pacific Swimming Short Course Junior Olympic Trials and Finals in Concord, Calif.
Kaela Forvilly’s performance in the girls 13-14 year old age group competition was highlighted by her second-place in the 200-yard backstroke consolation finals with a 2:12.87 clocking, a new qualifying mark for the Far Western Championships. She also finished 18th in the 400 individual medley 4:59.47, an improvement of more than 11 seconds.
Forvilly also dropped .59 seconds in the 100 backstroke prelims and returned to drop another full second to capture third-place in the consolation finals, and took off 1.14 seconds in the 100 breaststroke prelims, and was just off her fastest time in the 200 IM.
Taylor Knowles looked strong competing in the 13-14 boys 200 backstroke.
Emma Gray took on four events and dropped 1.42 seconds in the 200 IM prelims and 5.35 seconds in the 200 butterfly prelims. She came back to place second in the 15-18 girls 200 butterfly consolation finals, where she dropped .43.
Jordan Knowles dropped 1.30 seconds in the 100 butterfly and .31 seconds in the 200 butterfly. She placed fourth in the 15-18 girls 200 butterfly consolation finals.