Heritage Valley Aquatics swim team members had strong performances in swim meets in January and February

Heritage Valley Aquatics practice at the Fillmore Aquatic Center and the Santa Paula High School pool.

Three HVA swimmers from Fillmore participated in a swim meet hosted by Rio Mesa Swim Club on January 16 & 17. Paige McKeown (age 7) dropped almost 7 seconds in her 25 yd. freestyle. Remy Richardson (8) swam a 100 yd. freestyle for the first time and placed 7th. He was 9th in the 25 yd. backstroke and he dropped his time by a seond in the 25 yd. butterfly placing 5th. Kyle Popp (12) participated in five events and achieved best times in four events including dropping 13.97 seconds in the 100 breaststroke and fifteen seconds in the 100 Individual Medley.

Thirteen HVA swimmers participated in the Pleasant Valley Swim Team Sprint Pentathlon on February 13 & 14, including five swimmers from Fillmore. Lizzie Manzano (11) had best times in all her events, including dropping five seconds in the 50 yd. backstroke and almost four seconds in the 50 yd. butterfly. She finished in the top 8 in all four events. Gabby & Maddy Munoz (11) swam in their second ever swim meet. They swam in four events each. Gabby dropped almost six seconds in the 50 yd. backstroke and placed 6th in the 100 yd. breaststroke. Maddy improved almost 9 seconds in the 100 yd. freestyle and placed 7th in the 100 yd. breaststroke. Remy Richardson (8) placed forth in the 50 yd. backstroke, 25 yd. breaststroke and 25 yd. freestyle. His time in the 24 yd. freestyle was a personal best by 3.6 seconds. Kyle Popp (12) achieved personal best times in six events, placing 6th in both the 50 yd. & 100 yd. breaststroke.

Heritage Valley Aquatics is a year-round USA Swimming club swim team. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Cindy Blatt at cindy@swimmingblatts.net or leave message at 524-3938 for return phone call.