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Dolphins crown high-point champs

Swim club sending 64to Meet of Champions

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Dolphins crown high-point champs

The Manteca Dolphins held their year-end get-together at Woodward Park on Tuesday night.

JAMES BURNS/The Bulletin/

POSTED July 24, 2014 12:19 a.m.

The Manteca Dolphins honored their top swimmers on Tuesday evening.

The recreational swim club gathered under the gazebo at Woodward Park, where coaches and board members put the finishing touches on a season marked by general improvement and individual excellence.

Manteca finished the Mid-Valley Swim League with a fifth-place showing at last weekend’s championships at Pitman High — last among all MVSL teams — but a young roster littered with first-year swimmers proved competitive throughout.

Three earned at least a share of their respective age group’s high-point trophy at the MVSL Championships, including Keira Brink (6 and under girls), Donovan Armstrong (9-10 boys) and Zachary Thomas (17-18 boys).

Those accomplishments and more were celebrated on Tuesday evening. Dolphin coaches acknowledged the season’s most improved swimmers, handed out coaches awards and honored the club’s high-point champions with engraved trophies.

High-point trophies were awarded to the season’s top point producers in each age group.

Those were: Brink and Logan Mullings in the 6-and-under division; Mia Lopez and McKeane Beier in the 7-8 division; Ashlynn See and Hayden Beier among the 9- and 10-year-olds; Kelly Ball and Andrew Dickerson in 11-12s; Gwyneth Berry and Jacob Evans in 13-14s; Maria Amador and Jacob Treydte in 15-16s; and Alexandria Tolman and Zachary Thomas in 17-18s.

For many of the Dolphins’ top swimmers the season continues with the Meet of Champions Aug. 2-3 at the Charles Brooks Community Swim Pool in Woodland.

The Meet of Champions invites the best swimmers from throughout the Greater Sacramento area, including Manteca and Ripon. Qualifying swimmers either finished in the top-10 at their respective championship or met a time standard in each event.

The Dolphins qualified 64 swimmers for the Meet of Champions.

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