Mavericks Swim Team announces results from 2009 Burlingame Aquatics “Spooky” Classi


By on Wed, November 4, 2009

On October 31st and November 1st Mavericks Swim Team sent Fourteen coastside athletes to the swim in the Burlingame “Spooky” Fall Classic swim meet. The Pacific Swimming sanctioned meet was held in the Burlingame Aquatics Center’s twenty five yard, short course pool. Of the fourteen Mavericks athletes competing, all left the meet with one or more new best times and six athletes made a new motivational time standard level in at least one event. Mavericks Head Coach Cindy Lee said: “Age group swim talent is developing positively on the coast. I was very pleased with terrific improvements in pre-race preparation and the actual race swims from every one of our athletes competing here in the 2009 BAC Spooky.”

The following athletes posted new best times at the Burlingame “Spooky” Fall Classic (# new bests): Aiden Ausley (2); Madison Ausley (2); Clara Fassinger (5); Brian Gerrity (4); Lily Hall (2); Carly Hilvert (1); Julia Nauman (2); Casey O’Connell (3); Kiyomi O’Connell (6); Molly Pomeroy (6); Emma Spaeth (3); Chris Spiro (4); Sarah Stretch (7); and Laura Wilson (2).

Athletes attaining personal bests and simultaneously achieving new motivational time standards were (level - event): Aiden Ausley (A – 50 Breast, A- 50 Free); Madison Ausley (A – 50 Free); Brian Gerrity (JO – 100 Breast); Kiyomi O’Connell (A- 50 Fly, JO 100 Back); Chris Spiro (B – 50 Free, B- 50 Back); and Sarah Stretch (JO – 100 IM, JO – 200 IM, JO – 200 Back).

Meet highlights included: Sarah Stretch, Kiyomi O’Connell and Brian Gerrity added new events to their slate of Junior Olympics (JO) qualifying times. Aiden Ausley, Madison Ausley, Molly Pomeroy and Sarah Stretch won first place ribbons in their age group and motivational time standard divisions. Other Mavericks bringing home top eight ribbons included: Clara Fassinger; Brian Gerrity; Lily Hall; Casey O’Connell; Kiyomi O’Connell; and Chris Spiro.

The Burlingame “Spooky” Fall Classic meet was C/B/A+ format with awards by age and gender at each motivational time level. Motivational time standards are established by Pacific Swimming to guide athletes in their race against the ultimate competition which is the timing clock. Complete results and times from the Burlingame meet can be found at Mavericks next sanctioned meet will be the DeAnza Cupertino Aquatics C/B/A+ on November 21-22 at Saratoga High School. The 14/under Fall Junior Olympics will be held in Pleasanton from December 4th-6th.

About Mavericks Swimming

Mavericks Swimming Association a non-profit organization founded in 1998 for the purpose of promoting competitive swimming operates aquatics programs serving central San Mateo County coast youth and adults at the Half Moon Bay High School pool in Half Moon Bay, California. Mavericks Swim Team encourages youth swim team participation and works to raise awareness of the social and health benefits of swim team membership. Mavericks Swim Team is a member club of Pacific Swimming a Local Swim Committee of USA Swimming. For more information, visit

About Pacific Swimming

Pacific Swimming is the Local Swim Committee of USA Swimming and is the governing body for competitive swimming in the Pacific Swimming zone territories. Pacific Swimming administers USA Swimming rules, and implements regional policies and procedures, conducts championships, disseminates safety and sports medicine information and selects athletes to represent Pacific Swimming in national competitions. For more information, visit