The nationally recognized Paseo Aquatics Club recently completed another successful season, and will kick off the 2017-18 season by hosting the Black and White Swim Meet at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center on Sept. 16.
Paseo Aquatics co-owners Jay Wolf and Chris Dahowski recently presented post-season awards at the team’s annual banquet. For the first time in the club’s history, there was a repeat swimmer of the year winner as Riley Botton of Saugus took home the honor of Female Swimmer of the Year once again. On the boys’ side, Michael Andrizzi of Castaic was awarded the Male Swimmer of the Year.
Paseo Aquatics has been in existence for six years and for the last four years a USA Sanctioned Swim Club.
“We had multiple team records broken, new qualifiers to Sectionals and other national meets,” said Dahowski, who also serves as the club’s head coach and became ASCA level 4 Certified this year.
Dahowski, who is also the Black and White Swim Meet Director, said goals for this upcoming season include increasing the number of kids in the beginner and advanced levels, and to be in the top 5 as a team at the Winter Age Group meet in December.
“Return to the Water” for the club officially begins today/Sept. 5 with daily two-hour practices for each of the Paseo Aquatics divisions, ranging from beginners to Junior Olympic-caliber swimmers.
For questions about Paseo Aquatics, please call: 661.388.5301 and leave a message and one of the coaches will get back to you. The following are the 2016-2017 post-season awards handed out at the annual banquet recently at Paseo Club.
Male Swimmer of the Year
Feale Swimmer of the Year
Riley Botton (repeat winner)
Most Valuable Swimmer Awards
Victoria Heiney, Jaden Alajarin, Viktoria Paragas, Bret Bezanilla, Heather Cornell, Nolan Hill, Andy Park, Sarah Gordon, Michael Soares, Rijker Hutson
Most Inspirational Swimmer Awards
Joseph Park, Madeline Hurst, Payton Bartlett, Railee Harbo, Sebastian Garcia, Malena Bloom, Daniel Jo, Sydney Halverson, David Kugler, Ashley Lusk, Josh Lusk, Leo Melaye
Most Improved Swimmer Awards
Leyla Saifi, Alex Perrine, Ella Kim, Ian Ma, Jade O’Connor, Megan Knudson, Cameron Snowden, Ted Kang, Tyler Pruitt, Nicole Whitehead, Jade Gibbs. Kevin Steinfeld
Paseo Aquatics Club Board of Directors
Jay Wolf – General Manager & Co-Owner
Chris Dahowski – Head Coach & Co-Owner
Rebecca Soni – Co-Owner
Mike Leathers – Webmaster and Coach
Charlie Cusumano – Member At Large
Paseo Aquatics Club Coaches
Chris Dahowski – Senior II
Daiki Sato – Silver
Daniel Neswald – Advanced
Alexis Kearns – Bronze
Bailey Van Den Vrijhoef – Beginner I & II
Breanna Hummitzsch – Beginner I & II
Mike Leathers – Senior I
Kim Brown – Nutritionist