Go with the flow


Angel Rojas practices freestyle during practice. Photo credit: Emily Curiel

Emily Curiel, Staff Writer

Falcons take 3rd place at the Golden West Invitational on Feb 20.

The invitational was a meet with many events. Some of the Falcons had to swim at least 10 different races. The meet turned out really well because the teams that were competing were not in Cerritos conference.

This is good for the team because they got a chance to see where they stand and how strong the swimmers are. Head coach Joe Abing said, “[The] Golden West Invitational was a really good preparation for Friday (Feb. 27), because it’s the first dual meet.”

Dual meets are swimming events that happen in different order. Abing also said, “Everyone is getting better, we have already improved a lot and we have gotten in much better shape.”

With the steady Rasta vibes all the swimmer seem to really go with the flow so far this season. The team does not look restless or down, but more motivated to do better and better for each meet they have.

Weather if it’s an invitational meet or a conference meet, these Falcon swimmers look rock steady.

As for the conference meet that is coming up this Friday Feb. 27 at Pasadena City College at 8:00AM, the swimmers seem exceptionally confident and ready to make some extra splashes around the pool to hopefully scare some opponent swimmers out of the water.

Backstroke swimmer Jerry Regan said, “I think the team is mentally prepared for the meet. I just feel like in order to contribute I need improve my times.

Like in high school my times were way better than they are now, so I feel like it’s me trying to get back to the times i had before. Once I’m there I can work on getting faster and until than I’ll be happy.”

The goal for this upcoming conference meet is to work on time. Time is of the essence for these Falcons who seem to be extra confident.

Butterfly stroke swimmer Isiah Gayton said, “I think we’ll do good [if] we show up and just race.”

Abing is looking forward for this conference duel. He is confident that his swimmers will do really well this Friday Feb. 27 at Pasadena City College.