DACA ROCKS!! – DACA Swimmers and Staff honored at 2014 Pacific Swimming Awards Banquet!

Congratulations to Nick Burry, Jessica Chu, Keven Shang, Ivy Chen, Sarah Jin, and Coach Bill Thompson who were all honored at the 2014 Pacific Swimming Awards Banquet! Nick was named Outstanding Age Group Swimmer, both as a 12 Year Old Boy during Short Course Season and 13 Year Old Boy during Long Course Season. Jessica was selected as Outstanding Age Group Swimmer as an 11 Year Old Girl during Long Course Season. Coach Bill was nominated for the Age Group Coach of the Year, while Keven, Ivy, and Sarah each earned spots on USA Swimming's Scholastic All-American List.

Outstanding Age Group Swimmers are determined based upon National and Pacific Rankings during both the Short Course and Long Course Season. Nick earned his two distinctions after he posted 12 National Top-10 times during the 2013-2014 Swimming Year. Jessica was honored after capturing the 2014 Summer Far Western Title in the 400 IM.

In order to qualify for USA Swimming's Scholastic All-American Team, student-athletes must demonstrate prowess in both the pool and the classroom. Honorees must complete the school year with a minimum 3.5 GPA as well as meet minimum time standards. Click Here for more information on the 2013-2014 USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team!

The awards banquet was a wonderful evening, highlighted by the guest speaker, USA Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Adrian. Nathan took the time to share his story (and his Olympic and Pan Pacific Medals!) as well as answer numerous athlete, coach, and parent questions.

Congratulations to all of DACA's Honorees! We are so proud! DACA ROCKS!!!