Sienna Plantation Aquatics had outstanding performances at 4 separate swimming championships from July 15 through July 30. Many swimmers finaled in multiple events and posted many top 3 finishes overall.
At the Gulf Summer Champs Meet, held in Sugarland on July 15-17, SPA had a strong showing in the finals. In the ten and under age group, 8 year-old Jaycee Hinton finaled in the 4 events, placed 3rd in the 50M Free, and 2nd in the 50M fly. Jaycee also received a new TAGS cut in the 50M Fly. Marlon Urcia also received 2 new TAGS cuts, placed 2nd in the 50M and 100M breast, and finaled in the 200 IM. Darrin Asphall, 12 years old, finished 1st in the 50M free, 3rd in the 50M back, 3rd in the 100M Breast, and 2nd in the 200M breast, and also finaled in the 50M Breast and 50M Fly. Carley Wood placed 3rd in the 1500M free, and finaled in the 100M Fly and the 400IM. Madison Aranda finaled in the 100 and 200 back, and the 100 and 200 breast. Eric Chan, Jose Tapia, Michael Jiang, and Chris Bready all finaled in individual events as well. Zach Ortiz and Brandon Ewer had an extremely impressive showing in the 13-14 boys age group. Brandon finaled in 5 events, and finished 1st in the 100 and 200 Breast. Zach finaled in 7 events, and took home 1st in the 1500 Free, 100 Fly, and 200 Fly. He was the overall high point winner for the 13-14 boys age group. The 13-14 boys relay, made up of Anthony Aranda, Ewer, Ortiz and Tapia took 3rd in the 200 Free Relay and 2nd in the 400 Free Relay.
At the MAC B & Under Summer Championship Meet, SPA swimmers, Madeline Streeter, Jane Cleary, Ben and Jack O’Nan, Danny Hoang, Chrissy Byler, and Zhongqi Ning posted over 88% best times in all swims.
At the Texas Age Group Swimming Championships (TAGS) in Austin, held from July 20-24, Kenedy Thaman, Darrin Asphall, and Anthony Aranda all finaled in multiple events. Kenedy took home 2nd in the 50 free and 100 free, and Darrin won the 11-12 boys 400 Free.
SPA also has two swimmers that were selected to represent Gulf Swimming at the Zone Championships held in North Carolina from July 26 through July 30. Kenedy Thaman and Madison Aranda have done a great job representing Gulf Swimming, and have continued to swim best times.