YLHS Swim: Season Update and the Beginning of Leagues


Jessica Castellano

Varsity Girls and Varsity Coach pose for their team photo

Emily Ito, Photojournalist

Yorba Linda High School Aquatics has kicked off another exciting season. Swimmers are striving to set school records, improve their times, and make it to CIF Finals. Each athlete is training hard to make the 2018 season the best one yet.

The YLHS swimmers started their season off right, with a clean sweep against the Cerritos High School swim team. Each level dominated, with Mustangs going 6-0. Athletes and coaches alike were exuberant as this win brings the first swim sweep in three years.

The second meet of the season brought a big win for the Varsity and Open Boys. For the first time ever, YLHS Varsity and Open boys took home a win against Villa Park High School. As it is the season has started off on the right foot.

Despite these incredible triumphs not being league meets, the excitement remains high amongst the athletes. Swimmers have more confidence and are working hard to continue their success throughout the season. Varsity boys are hoping to get their rings while varsity girls are wide eyed with dreams of CIF finals. Overall, swimmers are feeling great about the rest of the season.

With the first league meet just around the corner, the athletes are gearing up, with hopes of dropping time and achieving big wins. The home meet against El Dorado will hopefully bring a number of swimmers to some CIF automatic and consideration times. Varsity swimmer, Nina Guzman (10) has high hopes for both the upcoming meet and the rest of the season. Diligently training, she is working towards making it to CIF for the second year in a row. When asked how she felt about the El Dorado meet and the rest of the season she enthusiastically replied, “My relay team is so close to the automatic CIF times and individually I’m merely tenths of a second off of making individual CIF consideration times.” Like many other swimmers, Nina hopes that the next meet will bring her one step closer to CIF Finals.

The 2018 season is highly anticipated with all of the swimmers excited for each coming meet. Juilet Guirguis (9) evidently enjoys meets when she referred to how meets “encourage me to work on being a stronger swimmer and I also look forward to being able to cheer on the rest of my team.”  Overall, the beginning of league is looking positive for all of the swimmers. 2018 is going to bring another wonderful, successful, and fun swim season for each athlete.