CIF-SS D2’s Elise Garcia: “We gave our all for each other” (video)


  • Prelims- Friday, May 12th
  • Finals- Saturday, May 13th
  • Riverside Aquatic Complex (Riverside, California)
  • Meet Info
  • Results

Crean Lutheran junior Elise Garcia etched her name in the record books six times between prelims and finals at the 2017 CIF-Southern Sections Division 2 Championships in Riverside, California. She and Crean teammates  Eva Merrell, Jimena Martinez, and Mandy Brenner took down the meet record in the 200 medley relay in prelims (1:42.22), then destroyed their day-old mark in finals with 1:40.77.

Merrell, Mandy Brenner, Journey Werner, lowered the 200 free relay meet record in both prelims and finals, as well, setting the mark at 1:34.60.

In the 50 free, Garcia went 22.71 to lead the field and break the D2 record in prelims, then took another .05 off in finals, winning by half a body length with 22.66.

Hear what she had to say about her swims in the video below:

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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