EDITOR'S NOTE: This corrects Tyler Conners' time in the 100-yard backstroke.
For the past two weeks, the Costa Mesa High boys' and girls' swimming teams have had to improvise as their new pool has been shut down. The pool's filter broke, said Coach Patty Smith, who is also the girls' athletic director at Mesa.
The Mustangs have practiced at Santa Ana High and Orange Coast College and settled for dry-land training, working with weights and performing other exercises the past two weeks. Smith said the pool should be fixed this week.
But the Costa Mesa girls didn't feel as if they were amid adversity at Estancia Wednesday. The Mustangs' girls' team beat the Eagles, 100-70, in an Orange Coast League meet.
The Estancia boys used its depth to score a 95-70 victory over Costa Mesa.
"I think considering we've been without a pool for two weeks we still performed well," Smith said. "I moved a couple of girls around in different events, but they stepped up."