News and Announcements
Congratulations to Dominick Wonosaputra for his selection and participation in the Pacific Swimming Altitude Training Camp. This camp is held at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs,
Dominick represented Ruby Hill Aquatics exceptionally well and was amazing throughout this camp while leading 24 of the most talented 13-18 year-old athletes in the LSC. He provided great leadership and brought the team together for an exciting weekend of education, motivation, camaraderie and training.
Joining Dominick at OTC was Coach Todd, who was selected as Head Coach. Having the opportunity to share this experience with Dominick and the other amazing athletes was truly a joy. i was exceptionally proud of the strength of leadership and integrity Dominick displayed throughout the camp. In addition, his performance in the pool was tremendous.
Congratulations Dominick !
Colorado Springs, CO – Due to the efforts of our parents, swimmers, and coaching staff completing Safe Sport courses and showing a commitment to creating a safe environment for our athletes, Ruby Hill Aquatics has been officially recognized by the USA Swimming Headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO as a Safe Sport Certified Club. Please check our new USA Swimming Safe Sport drop down menu to learn about our commitment to your athletes. Lastly, we want to thank our Safe Sport Rep Stephanie Sunhara for stepping up and taking this role.
Ruby Hill Aquatics, has three great athletes representing us at the college level this year. We have Jonah Cooper at The Ohio State Unviersity, Miranda Heckman at University of Texas, and Sofia Moufarrej at California State University, East Bay.
During the month of December all three had their Winter College Invite Meets. These meets are college swimmers’ mid season taper meet. Jonah, Miranada, and Sofia crushed it making all of us proud putting up numerous season and personal bests.
Miranda Heckman will also be representing Ruby Hill Aquatics at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska from June 21-18, 2020.
We will update you next on our college athletes after their Conference Championships Meets during February.
On December 21st and Vic’s All Star Kitchen, we had our 2nd Annual Holiday Breakfast Celebration. Attendance was so large that this year we filled the team room to the brim at the restaurant. The highlight of the morning was the Holiday Gift Exchange. The younger swimmers participated in rousing game Right-Left Gift Exchange with a fun interpretive reading of the “Night Before Christmas” by Coach Rachel. The Junior and older swimmers participated in a highly spirited and competitive game of White Elephant. Mainly exciting “steals” took place as everyone had fun and ended up with a gift.
Every swimmer in attendance left with a special commemorative Ruby Hill Aquatics Holiday Ornament.
Ruby Hill Aquatics was represented at Junior Olympics in San Jose by Kristin Der, Michael Khutornenko, Aubrey Tran, Madison Wainwright, and Dominick Wonosaputra for individual races. Those swimmers were joined by Rylan Betker, Pratyusha Kaitiyar, Casey Nguyen, Eliana Tang, Alayna West and Nicole Xu to form the first Junior Olympic relays in program history. We were represented in the 11-12 Boys/Girls Medley and Free Relay.
We had 3 swimmers represent in finals including two first timers in Michael Khutornenko and Aubrey Tran. Dominick Wonosaputra also represented us in finals placing top 3 in all of his individuals.
It was a very exciting and fast meet that showed our program can compete with the best in Pacific Swimming and that we have an exciting young base of swimmers to build on as move forward into the future.