Masters team takes championship
The Carson Valley Manatee Masters Swim Club won the small team championship at the Pacific Masters Championships held April 17-19 at the Santa Clara, Calif. International Swim Center.
The team victory was the result of all eight swimmers having a number of good swims and four strong relays.
Especially noteworthy were the performances of Kyle Hamilton, who finished third in the 50 breaststroke (36.4 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:20.4); Cindi Burrows, who finished second in the 50 freestyle (28.5) and 1,000 free (12:40.6); and Rob Bastien, who finished second in the 1,650 (19:16.6) and 1,000 (11:27.0).
Mark Mills swam to personal best times in the 100 butterfly (1:05.5), 200 butterfly (2:26.6) and 400 individual medley (5:36.4). Steve Figueroa placed fourth in the 50 butterfly (27.0) and Sherwin Gormley finished fourth in the 50 freestyle (51.9), 100 freestyle (1:02.2) and 100 individual medley.
Todd Connelly finished seventh in the 500 freestyle (5:42.0) and ninth in the 200 freestyle (2:04.4). Kirk Chiapella competed in the 100 freestyle (58.7) and 50 butterfly (29.8).
The Manatees train at the Carson Valley Swim Center. Group workouts are held on most Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Kirk Chiapella or coach Don Luikart through the CVSC at 782-8841.
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