Swimmers break CCS records, advance to States


Provided by Keren Edwards/Coach Tania Chadwick

Swim coaches and the relay team of Jason, Ethan, Matthew and Rhys pose with the third place trophy at CCS. The team competes at State Championships today.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

Five Harker swimmers competed in the Central Coast Section (CCS) championships last Saturday, placing third and moving onto the State Championships, held in Clovis yesterday and today.

The swimmers — Rhys Edwards (10), Matthew Chung (10), Jason Kwok (10), Ethan Hu (11) and Alex Yu (12) — broke several CCS records. The 200 medley relay team of Rhys, Matthew, Jason and Ethan bested the previous record with a time of 1:30.93. Ethan also shattered records in the 200 individual medley (IM) and the 100 fly.

In addition to setting these records, the five swimmers had several top finishes that contributed to the third-place result. The same team of four placed second in the 200 free relay, and Matthew placed third in both the 200 IM and the 500 Free.

The swimmers compete at the State Championships held in Clovis today.