Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - August 1, 2008

Sports Briefs

Tri-Valley swim championships this Saturday

On Saturday, the Tri-Valley Swim League will hold their 2008 championship swim meet at the Robert Livermore Pool(4444 East Ave., Livermore). Directions can be found on the League website at

The meet will feature competitors from eight teams in the league. The teams are the Briar Hill Barracudas, Club Sport Pleasanton Tidal Waves, Del Prado Stingrays, Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center Piranhas, Dublin Green Gators, FAST Dolphins, Pleasanton Meadows Sharks and the Ruby Hill Killer Whales.

The Tri-Valley Swim League welcomes spectators supporting their neighborhood teams. Admission is free.

PVC Dolphins win VSL Championship

Pleasanton Valley Swim Club won the Valley Swim League Championship for the third consecutive year last Saturday. PVC swimmers won 40 events out of 80 during the meet at the Robert Livermore Community Center Pool. The Dolphins also took 13 relays out of 24.

PVC was the top of eight teams, with the final score coming in as follows: Pleasanton Valley Swim Club-2001, Rhonewood-1637.5, Sunset-1541, Castlewood-1324.5, Livermore Valley Tennis Club-1298, San Ramon-1284, Ruby Hill (Rip Tide)-808, Lifestyle Rx-729.

PVC also broke seven league records Saturday, including a three-event record setting streak in backstroke, first by Ali Gonsman (32.96), followed by Bryce McLaggan (32.23) and then by Claire McLaggan (31.07).

Dolphins who won Gold Medals in individual events (and some more than one) include Caroline Gjerde, Travis Silva, Camaryn Butler, Matthew Dotson, Thomas Gjerde, Ali Gonsman, Bryce McLaggan and Claire McLaggan in Free. Camaryn Butler, Matthew Dotson and Rachel Butler took gold for Fly. In Breast, gold went to Tommy Scavone, Addison McLaggan, Taylor Truex and Audrye McLaggan. Taylor Truex, Bryce McLaggan, Claire McLaggan and Chris Dotson earned gold in the 100 IM. For

Back, Julia Gonsman, Alan Thomas, Rachel Butler, Ali Gonsman, Bryce McLaggan, Claire McLaggan and Emily Pease earned gold.


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