Abigail Kuan competed in the state championships last weekend and took home 12th in the 50-yard breaststoke and 16th in the 100-yard breaststroke.
“She came in this year and broke a school record and was very competitive,” said Pete Snider, head coach. “We would like to see her climb into at least the top eight next year.”
In the 50-yard event, she posted a time of 31.92 and in the 100, her time was 1:10.17.
“We did a lot of preparing going in,” Kuan said. “It was not as much about practicing the stroke or just doing a lot of laps, it was more about making sure that my turns were good and that I wouldn’t hurt my own cause.”
Earlier on in the season, Kuan broke the meet record at the Pasadena Invite for the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:34.31.
“This season has been great for me,” Kuan said. “Overall this year as a team we did not do as well as we could have but we were really young and I think that next year can possibly be a big year for us.”
The team is only losing three sophomores and will be returning with a lot of key swimmers. Kuan is only a freshman and will be returning next year.
Sarah Federman placed 5th in the 1650 freestyle and 7th in the 500 freestyle and 200 individual medley at the Orange Empire Conference Championships and will be coming back next year.
Prissila Xiong will be returning next season after finishing 5th in the 100 Backstroke, 6th in the 50 Butterfly and 9th in the100 Individual Medley in the OEC.
“The tough part is that you don’t know who will be coming in for sure until June,” Snider said. “We have a few holes that we need to fill but I see us being able to climb up a couple spots in the standings next year.”