Dixon High Swim Team Ends Season on Top of the Golden Empire League

Dixon swimmers swam their way to the top of the GEL standings this season.

Dixon High School's swimmers were the best in the entire Golden Empire League this season.

The GEL recently released its 2012 rankings and Dixon ranked at the top. Swim coach Adrienne Anderson, along with boys coach Gabe Villasenor, have helped Dixon's swimmers hone their skills to become champions, both in and outside of the pool.

"I  thought the season was really successful," Anderson said. "We don't have a lot of competition in the GEL, as far as swimming is concerned. We always have a really strong swim team in Dixon."

The Dixon Rams' swim team is comprised of 44 swimmers Anderson said. Recently, the Rams dominated the GEL Championships held Saturday, April, 21, at the Pat Granucci Aquatic Center in Dixon.

The Rams scored the most during the championships with the girls and boys earning 1344 points in 22 events. Dixon swimmers won 15 of the 22 events, according to Anderson.

Overall, Dixon swimmers were ranked first in the eight-school GEL. Dixon's Austin Anderson was named the Varsity Boy MVP, and Coaches Villasenor and Anderson were named 2012 Coaches of the Year (Villasenor for boys, Anderson for girls' coach).

Check out the standings in the attached file. 

"I thought it was a great season, the kids swam well," Anderson said. "We had tons of improvement from the lower ranks of the swim team on up."

Since coach Anderson and Villasenor are considered temporary coaches, they will need to re-apply for the coaching position come next season at DHS.

Anderson said she hopes to be coaching the swim team alongside Coach Villasenor, whom together have been coaching swimming at DHS as well as the Dixon Dolphins summer league for nine seasons, next season.

The coaches are preparing for an awards banquet to take place Sunday for the swimmers.

Dixon High School Rams 2012 Swim Roster:

Aikens, Jaida

Anderson, Austin

Anderson, Nate

Bastien, Brian

Brazil, Taylor

Carrazco, David

Ceron, Melissa

Chance, Jordan

Dwelley, Jack

Dyer, Austin

Dyer, Carlene

Ebert, Miranda

Ferguson, Ilana

Ganaway, Katie

Ganaway, Patrick

Garcia, Gina

Gonzalez, Alex

Graham, Sierra

Groves, Larry

Gudino, Monica

Labass, Alex

Larson, Heather

Macchietto, Branda

Madden, Channing

Mathis, Katie

Mayoral, James

Montz, Austin

Moyyad, Armando

Page, Dillon

Poole, Bryan

Pryor, Karli

Quitigua, Franklin

Roberts, Bridget

Rosas, Enedina

Shulman, Zachary

Sikes, Stephanie

Smith, Alyssa

Smith, Jacob

Staiger, Will

Stalie, Rachel

Thomason, Sarah

Tyhurst, Alexis

Vergara, Natalie

Wiley, Evan


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