From Enterprise Staff
The Livingston Sea Lions swim team has over 120 swimmers this year, of which 59 qualified for post-season invitationals. Those 59 swam in the Red White and Blue Invitational and one in the Ponderosa Invitational, held June 23-25 in the Cypress Springs High School Natatorium and the CyFair Natatorium.
Livingston swimmers do not have the opportunity to swim year-round or swim in a local swim club. The Sea Lions swim two months a year, working extremely hard to achieve their best swim times. These swimmers not only compete, but surpass and outswim their competitors, making them the elite, all-star swimmers of Livingston.
Micah Harrison, who will be a senior at Livingston High School this fall, qualified for the Ponderosa Invitational, one that has been in existence since 1971, and is considered the “granddaddy” of them all.
These are the Red White and Blue Invitational swimmers. First row (l-r) Alex Grimes, Bodi Riggins, Hailey Ellinwood, Conner Gokey and Lachlan Jack. Second row (l-r) Mikey Kersten, Dallas West, Finley Jack, Aundreya Kemp, Kadence Kelley, Ava Pierce, Sean Winston, Chance West, Emily Medina, Zoey Escobedo, Melanie Zuniga, Hunter Kelley and Olivia Heweston. Third row (l-r) Jenna Kersten, Rachel Kersten, Mya Castillo, Sophia Arredondo, Mykayla Grimes, Stevie Allemang, Hemi Riggins, Jade Beane, Carly Lambright, Kailynn Ellinwood, EmmaLee Escobedo, CJ Merino, Meyah Escobedo, Harper Cherry, Jordana Collins and Sebastian Arredondo. Fourth row (l-r) Dorian Ortiz, Harper Armstrong, Dillon Arnold, Jacob Cowles, Micah Harrison, Erikka Miles, Jadyn Justice, Macie Gober and Marin Evans.
Not pictured: Eli Wood, Gavin McFarlain, Cylas Wood, Emma Lanham, Jordan Stephens, Thomas Jones, Eli Brown, Jaxson Stephens, Ben Waterkemp, Davis Tiller, Naomi Brown, Kathrynne Lanham, Bailee Vestal, Alfredo Saucedo, Valentina Saucedo and Christopher Moehlmann.