Local Swim Team Hits Both Coasts this Summer

CAQ long-course state champions, top row from left, Kaan Unal, Connor Schultz, Maria Venneri, Sarah Lott and Sam Harris, middle row from left, Coach Beverly Leasure and Isabelle Runde and bottom row from left, Radhika Iyer, Takuma Shiina and Sara Shiina. Photo by Wendy Lott

By Wendy Lott

Qualifying swimmers from the Charger Aquatics team here in Los Alamos arrived in California Wednesday to compete in the 2012 Senior Zone Championship meet that begins today, Aug. 2, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 5. 

Map of Western Region states. Courtesy

Maria Venneri, 15, Sam Harris, 16, Connor Schultz, 16, and Sarah Lott, 14, along with their coach Beverly Leasure, will be hard at work this weekend racing against swimmers from 13 different states who make up the western region of the United States, which includes Alaska and Hawaii.

This has been a fun-filled summer for these swimmers who attended a swim camp at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in June, captured another state long-course championship win in Farmington in July and are finishing off their last few weeks of summer at the Clovis North Aquatic Center in California. 

Good luck Charger swimmers!

CAQ swimmers in Maine in June, from left, Sarah Lott, Sam Harris, Sara Shiina, Connor Schultz, Radhika Iyer, Maria Venneri, Isabelle Runde and Kaan Unal. Photo by Wendy Lott



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