Breaker swims 10 events at Junior Olympics

Shawn Pfendler, who will be senior at Laguna Beach High in September,

swam 10 events over a five-day period at the recent Long Course

Junior Olympics swim meet held at the Janet Evans Olympic Swim

Complex in Fullerton.

Pfendler, who qualified in seven individual events but could only

swim a maximum-allowed six, also saw a leg on four relay teams for

his Nova club team.

The meet marked the third consecutive year that Pfendler's points

helped Nova capture first-place in its division.

Four years ago, he helped lead the Azot club team to a first-place

finish at the Junior Olympics.

Swimming in his final Junior Olympics competition, Pfendler posted

lifetime bests in the 50-meter freestyle (26.28), the 100-meter free

(59.84), the 100-meter butterfly (1:05.73) and went 21.11 in his

50-meter backstroke leg of the 200-meter medley relay.

He also set lifetime bests of 1:07.48 in the 100-meter backstroke

and 2:27.25 in the 200-meter back during qualifications.

Pfendler, who carries a 4.55 GPA at Laguna Beach High, also swam

the 200-meter individual medley, the 200- and 400-meter free relay

and the 400-meter medley relay.

He set a Southwest Conference and Sectional time in the 50-meter

free and had previously achieved a Sectional time in the 100-meter


At the East Coast Coast Skimboarding Championships, Bill Bryan of

Victoria Skimboards in Laguna Beach earned a second-place finish in

the Pro Division in a weekend competition held at Dewey Beach in


Bryan finished second to Paulo Prietto during an event held in wet

weather and without big wave consistency.

Victoria Skimboards' Keith Fanning finished sixth in the final Pro

Division standings.

Pro Division results: 1. Paulo Prietto; 2. Bill Bryan (Victoria

Skimboards); 3. Grady Archbold; 4. Justin Boisclair; 5. Austin

Bleiweiss; 6. Keith Fanning (Victoria Skimboards).

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