By Jesus Hernandez
The women’s swim team had their three-team dual meet against Cerritos College and Pasadena City College held at their very own pool on April 1.
The swim meet went well for ELAC, which beat Pasadena.
Huskies continue to improve with some beating their own personal records on some of their events.
One of the biggest events in the meet was the women’s 1000-yard freestyle, where swimmer Jas Hernandez had a personal time of 13:26. Her old time was 13:34.
The women’s 200-yard freestyle Husky Yuridia Vivas had a time of 3:09.75.
She had never swam this event and had a time on record.
The women’s 100-yard backstroke Rebecca Miramontes beat her personal record in this event with a time of 1:30.06.
Her old time was 1:37.94. That is a huge seven seconds drop off.
The 100-yard breaststroke had three Huskies that swam this event with one of them getting her personal record on file.
Maggie Gutierrez got a time of 1:31.23 with her old time being a 1:35.07, a four-second drop off.
The women’s 50-yard freestyle is a fan favorite event. It’s fast and a very intense event.
The Huskies had three swimmers in this event as well, with one never having a time on this swim before and one getting a personal record. Swimmer Maggie Gutierrez, who didn’t have a time on record until yesterday, set a solid time of 30.32.
Swimmer Renee Chung set a personal record of 38.62 with her old time being 39.74.
The women’s 200 yard medley relay had two Husky relay teams in the event both relay teams now having a time on record before swimming this event.
The first team with the swimmers of Rebecca Miramontes, Virginia Zia, Jas Hernandez and Nathalie Martinez finished with a time of 2:23.37
The second team of Huskies with the swimmers of Alejandra Ramos-Castro, Ruby Gaeta, Yuridia Vivas and Renee Chung finished with the time of 3:13.28.
After swimming this event for the first time, these two teams can improve the time going forward.
Head coach Diana Romero said she is proud to see them swim hard every day and at the meets.
For coach Romero, it’s the first time in three years the team is back and she loves the everyday grind to be there for the athletes and make sure they’re trying every time they hit the pool deck and into the water.