Trinity Swimming Off to CIFs!

May 8, 2018 – Trinity Swim ends with a third straight undefeated league season and has 10 swimmers qualifying for CIF on May 9.

Trinity Swim captured 36 gold medals at the Heritage League Championships

How do you top your third straight undefeated league season that included 18 swimmers achieving all-league honors, capturing 36 gold medals at league championships, and earning 10 CIF qualifying times?

Go to CIF and swim them all again! And that’s exactly what Trinity’s Varsity Swim team will have the opportunity to do on May 9th.

What does a future computer engineer, a bass fisherman, a marathon runner, and a lifeguard have in common? A CIF qualifying time in the 200 freestyle and the 400 Freestyle relay! For the first time in Trinity’s history, we have a men’s relay team going to CIF! This is a great accomplishment for the men and they should be very proud! It came down to the last league meet of the season. They had one shot to get the time they needed. In a clutch performance, every member of the team stepped up and swam their best. Senior and Team Captain Zech Wolf led the 4-man relay team with a lifetime best performance.

Trinity’s first-ever men’s relay team to qualify for CIF. The 200 and 400 freestyle relays are Zach Wolf, Chapman Wolf, Lance Lott and Jake Swartz.

It was then up to his brother, freshman Chap Wolf, to dive in, and he also swam faster than he ever had ever before. Third to enter the water was Lance Lott with another amazingly powerful, fast swim. Both Chap and Lance are new to the team this year, and brought with them some incredible raw speed. Finally, with it all on the line, senior Jake Swartz swam his leg of the relay earning a lifetime best time, clinching it for his team!! The team qualified, for the first time, to participate in next week’s CIF championship!

It is exciting to see the hard work and sacrifice pay off. In an era of specialization and club athletes, these men stand out for their determination and heart!

While Zech was leading the relay teams to their place in the upcomimg CIF meet, he also earned an individual qualifying place in the 50 free. The 50 free winner is touted as the fastest swimmer in the pool!

Zech Wolf

Zech Wolf will compete at CIFs in the 50 meter freestyle.

Zech has been a consistent leader on the Trinity team for the last 4 years, and it is a testament to his perseverance in the face of adversity and personal hardship that he has qualified to swim with the top athletes in Southern California. (We are so proud of you, Zech!)

The ladies CIF team has expanded this year to 7 qualifiers, plus alternates! (The most of any in our seven year history!) The ladies have qualified in all three of the relay teams. These teams have continued their dominance within the league. This year’s 200 medley relay team has three newcomers; together they achieved awesome results. The team consists of junior Emma Leathers (backstroke), freshman Eva Lintereur (breaststroke), sophomore Jade O’Connor (butterfly), and sophomore Jacy Rodriguez (freestyle).

Trinity women’s 200 medley relay team includes Jacey Rodriguez, Eva Lintereur, Jade O’Connor and Emma Leathers

Our 200 Freestyle relay will also swim this year. This team is returning intact from their 2017 CIF performance. Leading off for the ladies will be sophomore Jacy Rodriguez, followed by sophomore Paige Kim, then sophomore Hannah Rapier; the anchor leg will be swum by junior Rachel Rackerby. There is more! The ladies also qualified for the 400 Freestyle relay. In this relay, junior Rachel Rackerby will be leading off, followed by freshman Eva Lintereur, sophomore Jade O’Connor, and junior Emma Leathers anchoring. All of these relays teams have been consistently performing well, winning Gold in the Heritage League Championships! They are positioned well to have a big impact at CIF.

Jacy Rodriguez, Paige Kim, Hannah Rapier, Rachel Rackerby and Emma Leathers

The ladies not only qualified in all three relays, they were also able to garner 4 individual entries as well.

● Rachel Rackerby will be swimming in the 200 Individual Medley.  This is Rachel’s third time to earn a CIF consideration time.
● Jade O’Connor, in her first year on the team, will be swimming the 500 freestyle event.
 ● Emma Leathers will be going to her third CIF meet, and joins a select number of past Trinity swimmers to qualify in two individual different events at CIF. She will be swimming in both the 100 Fly and the 100 Back. Emma is also the first Trinity swimmer to qualify for two individual and two relay team events in a single CIF meet.
The Lord has truly blessed Trinity swimming this year, graciously enabling the team to swim some amazing performances. And, with CIF coming up, this story is not over yet!

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