Nova Masters Finish 4th at 2013 SPMS SCY Championships

SANTA CLARITA, CA – Congratulations to the Nova Masters Swimmers who attended the SPMS Short Course Championships held April 25-27 at the Santa Clarita Swim Center.
Nova finished in 4th place in the final combined team standings behind 3 more local teams. Nova was the top placing team from Orange County.

Top 10 Teams:
1. RoseBowl Masters             2252
2. Ojai Masters                        1925
3. Santa Clarita Masters       1003
4. Nova Masters                  844
5. Conejo Valley Multisports 722
6. Triton Swimming & Tri      482
7. West Hollywood Aquatics 355
8. Mission Viejo Masters       318
9. San Diego Masters               281
10. Southern Cal Aquatics      269

Age Group High Point Awards went to the following Nova swimmers:
Rendy Opydcke (F25-29)
Stephanie Kramer (F35-39)
James “boardshorts” Riddle (M 50-54).

Nova Masters Swimmers who participated:

NOVA Women 18-24 Andrews, Jewelz
NOVA Men 25-29 Arndt, Matthew
NOVA Men 40-44 Bartfay, Joseph
NOVA Women 18-24 Benavidez, Gabby
NOVA Men 60-64 Bush, Richard
NOVA Men 45-49 Collins, Michael
NOVA Men 40-44 Dietrich, Jim
NOVA Men 35-39 Hwang, Wayne
NOVA Men 40-44 Kirker, John
NOVA Women 35-39 Kramer, Stephanie
NOVA Women 18-24 Martz, Courtney
NOVA Women 25-29 Opdycke, Rendy
NOVA Men 30-34 Petkov, Krasi
NOVA Men 50-54 Riddle, James
NOVA Men 75-79 Smethurst, Everett
NOVA Men 50-54 Tongate, Terry
NOVA Men 55-59 Von Hoffmann, Gerard
NOVA Women 50-54 Yanco, Colleen

Full results can be found at:

Photos and videos of Nova Swimmers from the meet can be found at:!i=2489829092&k=vC6LF2M

View of a backstroke start at the 2013 SPMS SCY Champs at Santa Clarita

Next up is Long Course and Open Water Season. Look for details on upcoming events soon.

Please mark your calendars to attend the USMS Long Course Nationals at Mission Viejo Aug 7-11 and the 2.4 Open Water Championship at Salt Creek/Laguna Beach on Aug 4.

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