A 22-year-old record for the 200-meter freestyle relay was broken by the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center girls 13-14 team on Aug. 10. The team beat the record of 1:51.14 with a time of 1:50.37. The girls also posted a new record of 2:01.67 in the 200-meter medley relay, beating the two-year-old record of 2:03.00.
The relay team includes Heather MacDougall and Tiare Coker, freshmen at CV High School and Kate Herrill, a freshman at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Kirsten Vose, a sophomore at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.
“We dreamed of breaking these records and worked hard in our practices to push ourselves to do our best,” noted Kate Herrill. “We practiced together and helped each other build confidence in our abilities as individuals and as a team. Coach Jeff was so proud and I’m proud to represent the RBAC!”
“The team performed better than we could ever have hoped,” said Jeff Julian, RBAC Head Coach, Swim. “They are all very strong individual swimmers and together they have impressive synergy. Each one was very determined to do their best so the team would triumph.”
The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is dedicated to providing the aquatic and fitness opportunities through instruction, training and competition. There are more than 17 coaches, many with Olympic competitive and coaching experience, that provide direction for more than 500 kids who work out daily on the swim team, 220 on the water polo team and 80 on the dive team.
For more information about the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Competitive Teams, visit www.rosebowlaquatics.org.