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Mira Costa Swimmers Dominate in South Bay Invitational

Mar 12, 2022 09:50AM ● By Mb News Staff
Mira Costa High School's swimmers have swept the competition at the 2022 South Bay Invitational swim meet.

Ten high school teams competed for the boys’ and girls’ titles with prelims held on March 8, and finals held on March 10.

In the end, the Mira Costa boys' and girls' teams both came away with first place.

“We began the season with this incredible momentum, energy, and excitement,” said head coach Dave Halushka, “It’s been great to finally have an uninterrupted, unrestricted season and I am so proud to see our swimmers supporting each other, both on and off deck, and working together to make this team the best that it can be.”

Coach Ariana Silva added, “What a phenomenal way to start the season. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how our kids performed this week. Every single swimmer who participated in prelims ended up qualifying for finals. The competition this year was fierce, but our team was focused and determined, and it showed in the water.”

(Delaney Herr doing the butterfly leg of the 200 medley relay)

Participating teams included DaVinci High School, Culver City High School, El Segundo High School, Mira Costa High School, Palisades High School, Palos Verdes High School, Peninsula High School, Redondo Union High School, Santa Monica High School, and San Pedro High School. The meet was hosted by Mira Costa High School.

Costa Swimmers Dominate the Competition

The final results were:

Boys Division
Mira Costa High School: 425.5 points
El Segundo High School: 302 points
Peninsula High School: 238 points

Girls Division
Mira Costa High School: 427 points
Redondo Union High School: 377 points
Santa Monica High School: 268 points

Swim meet highlights include sophomore Mia Crisera winning the 200 free at 1.54.89, freshman Delaney Herr winning the 100 back with a 58.59, and the girls 200 medley relay team made up of Mia Crisera, Delaney Herr, and juniors Iyanah Samayoa and Katie Kabaelo, winning their race at 1.48.31.

 (Mia Crisera dives into her freestyle event)

The girls 200 medley relay team also qualified for CIF, which will take place this May.

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