Just Keep Swimming

Kate Pfardrescher swims during practice Friday morning as she and other swimmers get ready for the final meet of CCAA.

The first part of the Red Wave swim season is coming to an end. The Coastal Cities Aquatic Association (CCAA) today will have their final meet of the season, the championship which will be held in the Lamar Consolidated ISD pool.

Everyone who has taken part in the CCAA season is qualified for the championship meet.

The meet today concludes the five meet season and El Campo will swim against all teams in the CCAA.

Following the meet, the Red Wave will start working towards the tougher part of their season inside the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAFF). In two weeks the Red Wave will compete at Regionals where only the top three swimmers in each event will advance.

The championship meet offers the Red Wave a chance to see where they are before they take in the much more competitive TAFF.

“(I’ve seen myself improve) mostly on butterfly and my backstroke,” Gianna Kallus said.

“This is my fourth year. I’ve improved a lot,” Kate Chilton said. “My best event is probably breaststroke because I’m in second place out of everybody by a hair.”

Last season, the Red Wave had finished in the top three, in 18 events at Regionals. The Red Wave at Regionals will face teams from all over Beaumont and Houston.

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