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MANHOBEN MAKES WAVES IN LAST MEET OF THE YEAR

Over one hundred local swimmers participated in the final 2019 All Island Short Course meet on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Agana Pool.

(Hagåtña, GUAM) – Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Over one hundred local swimmers participated in the final 2019 All Island Short Course meet on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Agana Pool. Manhoben Swim Club competed with swimmers from the Andersen Marlins, Tsunami Swim Club, Manukai Athletic Club & the Guam Typhoonz Swim Club in 13 events hosted by the Guam Swim Federation. “It’s great to be back at the Agana Pool and we continue to be impressed by our swimmer’s and the results of today’s meet,” said Coach Don San Agustin. “Ending the year on this high note gives us motivation to continue to excel in the new year and look ahead to long course swim meets.”

Freestyle domination

Manhoben continues to dominate the freestyle events with 11 year old, Mia Lee (57.77) and 18 year old, Mineri Gomez (59.14) coming in first and second overall in the female 100 yard freestyle and 17 year old, Jaden Francis (50.33), 18 year old, Santiago Poppe (51.39) and 16 year old Sebastian Castro (52.41) taking the top three spots in the male 100 yard freestyle.

Manhoben’s Mia Lee (57.77), Dina Soriano (1:11.9) Amaya Bollinger (1:12.13) and Keana Santos (1:12.42) claimed the top four spots, respectively in the 12 & under girls 100 yard freestyle event. 7 year old, Tanom Camacho (22.70) took first overall in the 25 yard freestyle.

Breaststroke & Butterfly results

Outstanding performances continued in the 100 yard breaststroke with Manhoben’s Sebastian Castro (1:04), Jaden Francis (1:06) and Santiago Poppe (1:10) clinching the top 3 male spots. Israel Poppe (1:01.20) & Mark Imazu (1:01.24) topped their respective divisions in the male 100 yard butterfly, as did Mineri Gomez (1:09.79) and Mia Lee (1:12.13) in the female 100 yard butterfly event.

About the Manhoben Swim Club (MSC): Established in the mid-1970s, MSC is Guam’s premier swim club. Manhoben works to promote swimming on Guam by equipping our youth with this life-saving skill and training them to compete in local and international events. Lead by Coaches Ed Ching & Don San Agustin, the Manhoben family of coaches, parents and swimmers work together to develop the full swimmer and are proud of the academic and community achievements of our team. Known for its rich Olympic tradition, Manhoben athletes including Frank Flores, Barbara Gayle, Darrick Bollinger, Chris Duenas, Pilar Shimizu & Benjamin Schulte have represented Guam in Seoul, Barcelona, London & Rio. Manhoben Swim Club is a community-based organization and holds regular practices at the Agana Pool.

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