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San Clemente Aquatics will host the club’s first ever swim meet at Vista Hermosa Aquatics Center February 8 through February 10. Courtesy photo
San Clemente Aquatics will host the club’s first ever swim meet at Vista Hermosa Aquatics Center February 8 through February 10. Courtesy photo

San Clemente Times

After relocating from the Ole Hanson Beach Club to the Vista Hermosa Aquatics Center last March, San Clemente Aquatics swimmers have been itching to compete in front of their home crowd. From February 8 to February 10, they will finally get their wish.

475 swimmers representing 10 swim teams from around Southern California will descend upon the new aquatics complex at Vista Hermosa Sports Park to compete in the Blue/JO Max Championship Meet, the San Clemente club’s first meet in their new digs.

The large meet is warranted. San Clemente Aquatics’ numbers have doubled, increasing to 468 active members, in the 11 months since relocating and in the process, establishing San Clemente Aquatics as one of the larger swim clubs around.

The meet is restricted to swimmers who have achieved a “blue time” standard in their particular event. 42 swimmers from San Clemente Aquatics have reached that mark and will compete over the weekend.

“I think the meet will be a very exciting way to showcase our new facility and our outstanding, growing team,” San Clemente Aquatics head coach Keith Kennedy said in a press release. “This meet will give our swimmers a chance to demonstrate their community pride.”

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