As the season continues to go on there is no stopping these mustangs. Freshmen, Tony Shin swam a .52 minute 100 (4 laps), followed by sophomore Jacob Petersen (.53m), and Auggie Cunningham (.55m). These times are that of the first swim meet, against Tustin and Foothill.
The swim team has many meets approaching and with Coach Kyle Thorsness behind the wheel. This is Thorsness' first year as head coach; past co-coaches Justin Taylor and Tim Postiff both resigned, though Thorsness was their assistant coach. There are about 50 members enrolled in the program and about half are all freshmen or are new to the program.
Sophomore Lauren Kiefer says, “Kyle is always pushes me to try my hardest and is always motivating me to pull through. I couldn’t achieve my dreams of swimming at four-year university without the effort he puts into the program. I couldn’t swim hard with out the support I get from my teammates and coaches.”
Last Tuesday Mesa took on Katella both boys (93-72) and girls (89-67) teams took first. Scoring for a swim meet consists of using the intercollegiate scoring system -- the team having the greatest number of points shall be declared the winner of the swim meet.
With the Estancia meet coming up on March 23, Mesa has a lot to prep for and doesn't plan on slowing down.