The Sea Lions are excited to announce the addition of former Sea Lion and Redwing swimmer, Paul Avery to the Legends Series of clinics on Monday, January 27th. Paul is the current record holder in the 100 backstroke at St. Johns, with a time of 53.69. This is the longest standing record at St. Johns, having held up since 1990.
As a Sea Lion from 1979-1985 Paul held records in the 8&Under 25 butterfly and 25 backstroke. As a Redwing Varsity swimmer from 1986/87 to 1989/90 he held records in the 200 Medley Relay, 200 IM, 50 Free, 100 Free and the 100 Backstroke (still stands).
Paul went on to swim on Eastern Michigan University Men’s Varsity team and was an individual MAC conference champion in the 100 yard butterfly, won multiple MAC relay championships and 4 MAC Team Championships.
Paul is currently the Principal at Fulton Elementary School. Truly a Legend in St. Johns Swimming, the Sea Lions are very excited to have him sharing his talents and experiences with our swimmers.
Go Sea Lions!Comment
The St. Johns Sea Lions traveled to Alma on Saturday, October 26th for their first dual meet of the season. 43 Sea Lions made the trip and turned in some impressive times.
8 Swimmers met qualifying times and qualified for the State Tournament in February.
Taylor Alexander 25 Breast
Breanna Boettger 25 Back
Josh Fromson 200 Free
Koy Grams 200 IM, 100 Free, 100 Breast
Lizzy Murray 100 IM
Luke Nurenberg 200 IM, 100 Free, 100 Breast
Alyvia Spousta 50 Free, 100 Free
Preston Longoria 50 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free
Several others were very close to state times and almost all of our swimmers posted new best times. Many of the returning swimmers took on new challenges this meet including new events and some longer races. Our new swimmers impressed us all by overcoming first meet jitters, trying new strokes and cheering on their teammates. Thank you to all the coaches and families that made the trip. Our next meet is at Waverly on November 13th.
Go Sea Lions!