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Gators Swim Finale Draws Crowd To Aquatic Center
Gator swimmer Emma Nelson, 11, competed in the girls 11-12 100 IM on Saturday at the Oakdale Aquatic Center. Here, she swims the butterfly portion of the medley. Leader Photos by DENNIS D. CRUZ


Under a brightly shining summer sun, Saturday, July 25 brought the final swim meet of the season for the Oakdale Gators swim team. The event took place at Oakdale High School’s Aquatic Center in front of a large amount of swimmers and their fans from five other cities, along with a few hundred Oakdale faithful.

Tracy, Turlock, Lodi, Atwater and Davis all brought their young swimmers to town for the big meet, hosted by the Oakdale Gators.

Although scores were not kept, the Gators and other teams all made strong efforts in their respective competitive events. Shown here are moments captured throughout the annual summer spectacular.