Kalani hosts swim meet


And they’re off! Swimmers on starting blocks dive into the pool just after the gun goes off. Kalani hosted a meet on Nov. 23 at the Kalani pool with three other high schools in their Eastern conference. Photo by Lin Meyers 2019.

Lin Meyers, Sports

Kalani hosted a swim meet at the Kalani pool with teams from Moanalua, Kaiser, and Roosevelt High Schools on Saturday, Nov. 23.  

Kalani girls took fourth place in the 200-yard medley relay and third in the 200 freestyle relay at this seven-hour event.

Captain Paulina Ruelas (12) had advice for her teammates after the meet.

“Have fun with it,” Ruelas said. “You will swim faster when you enjoy what you’re doing,” 

Boys took three first-place prizes in the relays: the 200-yard medley relay, 200 freestyle relay, and the 400 freestyle relay.  

Individually, Kalani took three first-place wins. Many swimmers for Kalani placed in the top 10.

The Kalani Swimming coach Victoria Ruelas has high expectations this season.

“Nothing but your best,” Coach Ruelas said.

The next meet is on Nov. 30 and the Kalani Invitational will be held Dec. 27 to 28.