The AquaDons took on the Lancers of Bell Gardens on Thursday, February 28. Pre-season meets are a good opportunity to shake off the dust from last year and give newer swimmers the opportunity to feel the rhythm of a dual meet. As invitational meets can provide opportunities for close competition and time to rest between events, dual meets are a test of an athlete’s speed and recovery. Most swimmers will compete in 4 total events in an 2.5 hour competition. Sprinters can have it as easy as covering 300 yds in a competition, but distance swimmers like Andrew Ortiz and Karinna Lopez, that could mean 850 yds of all out effort.
El Rancho swept all levels against Bell Gardens.
- JV Girls 105-25
- JV Boys 84-33
- Varsity Girls 105-26
- Varsity Boys 104-25
Highlight of the swim meet was for the Women’s Team. Freshman Lorelei Rojo posted two new records: #4 time for the 100 Butterfly and #1 time for the 100 Backstroke. She joins her brother, Carlos Rojo, who holds multiple school records, including the Men’s #1 Backstroke time and Men’s #1 50 Free time.