The Last Chance meet historically has been open only to non-JO qualifiers and has been known as the BC Champs. Recently the meet, under this format, has waned in attendance with less than 90 swimmers participating last year in Bakersfield. The meet for 2017 was slated to be the same meet, and no club bid to host it.
Very recently, the decision was made to make the meet an ABC meet open to all, but with the emphasis still as Last Chance. This format will allow swimmers who are looking for one or two additional cuts to swim events for which they are already qualified. But again, the emphasis is on new cuts, and as such awards will be limited to recognition for newly attain JO qualified swims.
Because of the lateness of the decision to this new format, finding a host and venue was limited. Merced Skimmers have been able to obtain use of the Merced College facilities to host the meet. Thank you Merced Skimmers.
The sanctioning process is underway and more details will be forthcoming shortly.
2015 Scholastic All-Americans
Tuggle Sets NAG Records
2014 Swimmers of the Year
2015 All-Star Camp
CCS Swimmers at Junior Pan Pac
2014 LC JO Champions
Justin Wright - Youth Olympics
CCS Mary Hanson NCAA Champion
CCS Governance Workshop
CCS Swimmers Compete in Japan
2013 SC JO Champions
The CA/NV Section sent an all-star team to compete against a Japanese all-star team in Japan. CCS had four swimmers on that all-star team: Jorie Caneta and Brock Bonetti from Roadrunner Aquatics, Chris Nolan from Tule Nation Tritons and Justin Wright from the Fresno Dolphin Swim Team. All had a great time, although driving on the left side of the road was weird, and Japanese food is very different from what they were used to and took some time getting used to.
Justin Wright was selected Swimmer of the Meet for the Americans. Justin was very surprised at this award because he thought there were other swimmers who had generally performed better over many events. However, the selection of swimmers for this honor (one for each team) was based on the single best performance in an event based on power points. Justin won the honor for his performance in the 200 Fly, a swim he isn't sure from where it came. The Japanese swimmer who raced him in that same event one the award for the Japanese team.
So welcome home Brock, Jorie, Chris and Justin. And congratulations for representing CCS in the first of this exciting new meet.