Swim club will host time trials July 13

July 2, 2013 

After hosting four home meets, the Yosemite Swim Club is more than half way through its summer recreation season.

The last regular meet of the season will be at Sierra High in Auberry July 9.

The season culminates at the July 13 'time trials' at Yosemite High. That meet requires a minimum qualifying time for each event for swimmers to participate in the meet.

"We are expecting more than 800 swimmers from all over the Central Valley at the Time Trials meet," said Jules Tuggle, Yosemite Swim Club coach. "The finals for the top 16 swimmers in each event will be held on Saturday, July 20, in Kingsburg."

The Yosemite Swim Club, 110 swimmers strong, has had a high level of personal and team success.

"Our focus this season has been on stroke fundamentals and it has paid off," Tuggle said. "Our swimmers are continuing to achieve their personal bests and a record number of our swimmers have already made the Time Trial qualifying time standards and many of our swimmers are listed in the top 10 league times each week."

The growth I have seen in our swimmers is amazing.

Tuggle said at the club swim-a-thon in April, eight year-old swimmers could barely complete one lap, nd are now able to complete 40 laps.

"Swimming provides a great opportunity to build character and confidence," Tuggle said.

The club also continues to compete in the USA Long Course season. The club will be sending a few swimmers to the July 26-28 Long Course Junior Olympics at Central High swimming in the 50, 100 and 200 meter events.

Although Summer Recreation League and USA Long Course are drawing to a close, the club continues to swim year round. Practice will begin in mid-August for the USA Short Course season and the always welcomes new swimmers.

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