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Yosemite Swim Club Hosts Central Valley

OAKHURST — The Central Valley Recreational Swim League (CVRSL) Time Trials are being held at Yosemite High School’s Baker Swim Complex on Saturday, July 13, starting at 8 a.m. and going on into the evening.

The event is hosted by Yosemite Swim Club (YSC) and organizers say more than 1,000 people are expected to attend, including swimmers and their families.

The Yosemite Swim Club is a summer recreational team and a year-round USA competitive swim team. The CVRSL Time Trials are the culmination of the summer season, which began early in April.

Yosemite Swim Club - some of the younger members - 2013 - Photo Courtesy YSCSwimmers attend weekly evening and weekend workouts designed to build stamina and form. Beginning in June, swimmers began competing in swim meets throughout the Valley, going up against 23 other CVRSL teams.

Swimmers are encouraged to attend and swim in at least three of the seven CVRSL meets throughout the summer season and receive qualifying times to be eligible for the time trial event.

Out of 120 members on the YSC team, over 50+ swimmers have qualified and will swim in the Division 1 Time Trials. Swimmers with top times in the Time Trials will advance to the Division 2 finals in Kingsburg on July 20th.

Jules Tuggle is Yosemite Swim Club’s Head Coach.

Yosemite Swim Club - worldclass swimmer Cheyenne Coffman does some coaching - 2013 - Photo Courtesy Yosemite Swim Club“Swimmers have been working for this all season and are ready to compete,” Tuggle reports. “We’re excited to be hosting this year’s event and look forward to a great day for our swimmers and our community!”

The Yosemite Swim Club aquatics program is founded upon the belief that competitive swimming offers an exciting and valuable experience in a person’s life.

The lessons of goal setting, hard work and healthy living enrich swimmers’ lives both in and out of the pool. The mission of the Yosemite Swim Club is “No one left behind.”

Yosemite Swim Club kids gather summer 2013 - Photo Courtesy Yosemite Swim ClubThe club strives for a program that enables all swimmers to reach their greatest potential as both a swimmer and an individual, emphasizing commitment to a healthy lifestyle and a good work ethic.

They strive to ensure the program not only makes better swimmers, but will help carry them through life. YSC’s program is structured to bring out the best in each swimmer , according to Tuggle, and the program focuses on building a strong base in the fundamentals of stroke for each swimmer.

Yosemite Swim Club Website

Baker Swim Complex 50200 Road 427

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