It was a great weekend for the DACA National Team at the Speedo CA/NV Summer Sectionals, July 16-20 in Santa Clarita! As a team, DACA finished 6th in combined scoring, led by a Sectional Title in the 50 Freestyle from Shayne Fleming and 2nd place finishes in both the Mens 400 Free and 400 Medley Relays. Shayne finished 3rd in the 100 Free to go along with his 50 Free Championship. Casey Fleming finished 3rd in the 100 Back, while the 400 Free Relay team of Shayne Fleming, Michael Leung, Casey Fleming, and Kevin Su, and the 400 Medley Relay team of Casey Fleming, Keven Shang, Felix Chiun, and Kevin Su racked up 2nd place finishes. Leading the way for the girls was Avery Newman with 2 top-16 finishes (15th 100 Breast and 14th 200 Breast), and the 10th Place 400 Medley Relay of Cora Chan, Sayeh Faridnia, Christina Cheng, and Kristen Clarno.

Popular swimming news website http://www.swimswam.com picked up on the fun DACA was having, posting a video compiled by DACA Swimmer Kevin Su entitled "Great Moments Have Humble Beginnings." Check out the video for an inside view of the meet! http://swimswam.com/speedo-championsseries-great-moments-have-humblebeginnings/

Congratulations to all of DACA's Competitors on a super successful weekend of swimming! DACA Rocks!!!

DACA Top-16 Sectional Finishers

Ivy Chen – 100 Back (16)
Jeanette Khowong – 200 Back (12)
Avery Newman – 100 Breast (15), 200 Breast (14)
Shayne Fleming – 50 Free (1), 100 Free (3)
Kevin Su – 50 Free (14), 100 Free (9), 200 Free (13)
Casey Fleming – 100 Back (3)
Keven Shang – 100 Breast (6), 200 Breast (12)
Daniel Marella – 200 Breast (14), 400 IM (14)

Girls 400 Free Relay (10) – Cora Chan, Sayeh Faridnia, Christina Cheng, Kristen Clarno
Girls 400 Medley Relay (14) – Ivy Chen, Avery Newman, Jeanette Khowong, Kristen Clarno

Boys 400 Free Relay (2) – Shayne Fleming, Michael Leung, Casey Fleming, Kevin Su
Boys 400 Free Relay (15) – Felix Chiun, Tony Casaccia, Keven Shang, Bradley Newton
Boys 800 Free Relay (12) – Kevin Su, Chris Woodburn, Steve Yang, Mason Royce
Boys 400 Medley Relay (2) – Casey Fleming, Keven Su, Felix Chiun, Kevin Su
Boys 400 Medley Relay (8) – Houfu Yan, Martin Kushnerov, Jarod Olay, Michael Leung