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
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).