DOWNEY - The Long Beach Press Telegram has released its 2012 Dream Team for girls' aquatics and Downey High junior Meghan Nevarez has made the team as a standout swimmer in the greater Long Beach area.In the preseason, Nevarez swam both the 50 and the 100 meter freestyle events. She clocked an impressive 25.4 seconds in the 50 freestyle and continued to improve. Nevarez, who is also a standout driver for the Lady Viking water polo team, finished in third place at the C.I.F. Division IV Finals in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.97. Nevarez also finished in 11th place at the C.I.F. Division IV Finals in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.62. Interestingly, as I attended a boy's swimming practice over Spring Break in April, Meghan Nevarez was in the Downey pool practicing her swimming strokes and competing against the boys. Nevarez was improving and getting better right there. Coach Castro is very proud of Meghan with her determination and effort as she consistently works to improve. Coach Castro is even more pleased that Nevarez will return for her senior season and break more school, league, and perhaps, C.I.F. records. Nevarez was the only San Gabriel Valley League swimmer to earn Dream Team honors in 2012. This year's Dream Team was dominated by Los Alamitos High School and several schools who all compete in the Moore League. The Downey High School faculty and staff are extremely proud of Meghan's accomplishments and are excited to see what records she is going to break next year as a senior.
********** Published: July 12, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 13