CONCORD/CLAYTON, CA (Nov. 10, 2022) — Morgan Wendler of Concord and Clayton’s Marina Didenko of the Terrapins Swim Team were honored last month by Pacific Swimming at its 2021-2022 awards banquet.
Wendler was awarded 11-year-old outstanding swimmer of the year in both the short course and long course seasons. Didenko was named 10 and under outstanding swimmer of the year in both season categories as well.
Wendler was also a finalist in the “race of the year” category for his 200- yard butterfly swim of 2:05.70 at the 2022 Spring Far Westerns Meet. Wendler began swimming in summer recreation for the Walnut Country Stingrays while Didenko formerly was on the Vista Diablo Dolphins.
The Terrapins are a year-round USA Swimming team that trains at Concord Community Pool.
Jay Bedecarré is a long-time resident and writer in Concord and Clayton. He began his newspaper writing career while still a senior at Mt. Diablo High School and he has been part of The Pioneer since its inception in 2003. Jay also operates Bay Area Festivals, presenting events around the San Francisco Bay Area including Bay Area KidFest annually in Downtown Concord.