This 2021 Swim season has been anything but normal. As the COVID-19 ban on high school sports was lifted in late January, the spring sports season took off running… swimming in this case… to prepare for whatever competition opportunities we could pull together. Counties across the Sac-Joaquin Section were all faced with the same daunting challenges: who can we play and who can even roundup enough student-athletes to field a team. Swim teams were no exception to these challenges. The Falcons built a schedule with six scrimmages and meets in total.
With COVID things were a little different than previous years, but we made due as a team. I am happy we were able to have a season and that each swimmer made the adjustments to the protocols.Grace Erkeneff, Head Coach
The Sierra Delta League Championship meet was made up of VCS, Rio Vista and Golden Sierra. The experience was amazingly! Even through the many challenges, the one thing that has made this spring so much better was seeing our student-athletes compete in each event with a renewed sense of joy and appreciation. As head coach Grace Erkeneff described, many of these student-athletes are new to the sport of swimming.
They all have improved tremendously and this is very gratifying as a coach to see each athlete excel in the sport. Some have made the jump to continue swimming outside of the season. This is something I love seeing, that they not only tried something new, but have gained a passion for the sport as well.Grace Erkeneff, Head Coach
Highlights from the Saturday, May 1, 2021 Championship swim meet:
-Elaina Craig broke the SDL record in the 200 free and she earned All League in the 200 Free and 500 free.
-Mason Releford broke the SDL records in the 200 free, 100 breast and the 50 free. He also received All League in the 100 breast and 50 free.
-Jordan Holden was 1st in the 100 butterfly and scored All League in this event.
-Megan Redican secured 1st place in the 100 free and gained All League in the 100 free.
-Elaina Craig, Jordan Holden, Maddie Quesada and Laura Everett all earned All League in the 200 free relay.
-Our second relay (Kaitlyn Uy, Rachel Nelson, Brianna Hanson, and Kyra Williams) was not too far behind and scored 2nd place VCS in the 200 free relay.
The girls made VCS history!!! They won league!!! What a well deserved win!!!-Grace Erkeneff, Head Coach