BULLHEAD CITY — Teagan Dover, 6-under girls, and Jack Mangum, 7-8 boys, led the Barracudas in points with 41 apiece to top their age classifications, which also topped all of the Barracuda boys and girls at the Barracuda Invitational at the Bullhead City Municipal Swimming Pool on Saturday.
Dover placed first in the 100-meter individual medley at 3 minutes, 17.16 seconds, in the 25 butterfly at 40.61 and in the 25 freestyle at 31.61.
“This is her second year on the team,” said Barracudas head coach Ed Catalfamo by text message. “She always has a positive, can-do attitude and it is beginning to pay off for her.
“I am very proud of how she works at practice.”
Mangum won the 25 backstroke at 27.99, the 25 breaststroke at 35.32, and the 25 freestyle at 22.25 on Saturday.
“Jack has a lot of talent,” Catalfamo said. “He picks up quick and works hard to fine-tune his technique.
“He has been a leader in his age group for the past couple of years and I look forward to watching him grow.”
TREKKING TO SAINT GEORGE, UTAH: The Barracudas will be competing at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Saint George, Utah, against the host Stingrays in a dual-meet format. The distance will be measured in yards, not meters, as the former will be the measuring stick Saturday.
“This will be the first time we have competed against them in the past three years,” said the Barracudas’ 22-year head coach. “They always have a competitive program.”
OUTLOOK: “We have a lot of new swimmers (who) continue to work hard at all of the competitive swimming basics,” Catalfamo said. “They are beginning to really put it together and we are seeing the improvement from them all.
“My returning swimmers set a great example of hard work and dedication, which resonates throughout the program.
“We are continuing to work at mastering our starts, turns and underwaters.”