Rosemead High School varsity boys and girls swimming teams opened the season with wins against visiting Duarte High School at Rosemead Park pool on March 8, 2016.
Rosemead varsity girls won 77-54 and Rosemead varsity boys were victorious 114-8.
Leading the Rosemead Panthers girls in individual events were freshman Allison Nguyen-Thai with a win in the 100 meters breaststroke and second place finish in 100 meters fly, Sharlene Diep with a win in the 100 meters freestyle and second place finish in 100 meters backstroke, and Judy Ta who won the 50 meters freestyle. Rosemead won the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 meters freestyle relays. Rosemead's Emily Regan recorded two second place finishes in the 100 meters breaststroke and 100 meters freestyle, and Jennifer Ly was second in the 200 meters freestyle, and Jasmine Ly added third place finishes in the 50 freestyle and 100 meters backstroke.
Leading Duarte were Xochitl Aviles with a win in the 200 meters freestyle and a third place in the 100 meters freestyle, Tiffany Hui who won the 100 meters fly, Alia Alishousi who won the 100 meters backstroke, and Cali Rojas with a second place in the 100 meters freestyle.
In boys competition, Sebastian Youngblood won three events for Rosemead, the 100 meters fly, 100 meters freestyle and 100 meters breaststroke. Other Panthers winners were Jimmy Kha in the 200 individual medley and 100 meters fly, Douglas Ideno in the 200 meters freestyle, and Bryan Nguyen in the 100 meters backstroke and he had a second place in the 50 meters freestyle. Preston Ling earned second in the 100 meters backstroke and 200 individual medley, and Chris Cardona was second in the 200 freestyle and 100 fly.
Rosemead also won all three relay races, the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle.