The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team defeated the Granite Bay Gators, 542.5 to 246.5, on Saturday, June 1, at the El Dorado Community Services District swimming pool. Intensely sunny skies and high temperatures of nearly 100 degrees didn’t hold back the Devils in acquiring their first victory of the season.
“We had an exciting 11-12 boys 100 Individual Medley relay this morning. Drew Davidson and Curtis Seabourne rallied from behind to win,” noted head coach Jason Brown in between events. Davidson, 12, and Seabourne, 11, took first and second places, respectively.
“Competitive swimming is not only about earning points for the team, but also about working toward personal goals and improving times,” Brown said.
New to the 2013 TAZ season, swimmers are being awarded blue and yellow beads for achieving improved personal best times in swimming events.
“They will be collecting beads all season that they can add to lanyards and hang on swim bags; each bead represents a personal best time,” Brown explained. “Gold beads represent a qualifying time for Meet of Champions.”
The MOC (Aug. 3-4) is an all-star swim meet that brings together the top recreational/summer league swimmers from the greater Sacramento area.
In addition, a Personal Best Poster is prominently displayed near the coaching tent for swimmers to record their up-to-the-minute records. “When a swimmer earns a personnel best time, they can stop by the coach’s tent to sign the Personal Best Times Poster and receive a bead,” Brown said.
On Saturday, June 8, the EDH Tasmanian Devils will attempt to secure a 2-0 record when they visit the Folsom Sea Otters for their second dual meet of the 2013 Suburban Swim League season.