Today Pine Crest swim coach David Rodriguez was called over by the Pine Crest Swimming team for a surprise. The swim team wished him a "Happy Birthday" (even though it wasn't his birthday), so this turned into a Huge Thank You surprise from the Pine Crest Swim Team. The team recognized Coach David for his outstanding coaching and training that led them to a record breaking and history making successful weekend at the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics 2012. Pine Crest swim coach David Rodriguez was extremely pleased by the performance and announced to the team this afternoon "I couldn't be more proud to be your coach. It was an outstanding job by you guys". Pine Crest swimming strives for excellence in our athletes, coaching and staff. We are thankful for such great athletes and coaches that make this such an outstanding program.
A list of accomplishments from the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics 2012...
49 Pine Crest swimmers participated
263 Best Times were accomplished
89 individual events made finals (top 10)
19 new Club Records were made
3 new Florida Gold Coast Records were made
- 50 freestyle (Caroline Nava)
- 100 freestyle (Caroline Nava)
-200 frestyle relay for 13-14 girls (Marta Ciesla, Alexa Rivera, Miriyam Ghali, Caroline Nava)
It was the First time that a 13-14 girl has gone under 23 seconds in the 50 free in the history of Florida Gold Coast.
3 new Number One age group individual times in the country
- 50 freestyle (Caroline Nava)- 22.91
-200 Freestyle (Jessica Nava) 1:57.82
-200 Backstroke (Jessica Nava)- 2:09.38
1 new Number One age group relay in the country
- 200 freestyle 13-14 girls (Marta Ciesla, Alexa Rivera, Miriyam Ghali, Caroline Nava)-1:35.14
28 Junior Olympic Champions vs only 10 from South Florida
16 Pine Crest Swimmers qualified for the All-Star Team
765 points for the Girls marks the first time a team clears 700 points in a single gender in a 14 & Under Junior Olympics
Last year Junior Olympic point total was 659, this year was 1,006!