The Newport Hills Killer Whales Swim Team opened their 2010 season this past Saturday, June 5 with a Newport Beach home meet versus the Green Valley Dolphins of Fountain Valley. Newport Hills Head Coach Michelle Sperling began the day feeling fairly optimistic, as the recent intra-squad Pentathlon of May 23 had furnished two new Killer Whale team and pool records. Hollace Barden had etched a new 15-18 Girls 50 yard Freestyle time of 25.69 into the books, and Taylor Cortens had established a new mark of 1:07.31 in the 11-12 Boys 100 yard Individual Medley.
Both the Newport Hills and Green Valley squads have always had a number of very strong individual swimmers----everyone of them normally steps it up a notch when these two teams face-off against each other. However, few expected that the first meet of the year would provide four new pool records and one new NHST team record-----four by the Killer Whales and one by the Dolphins.