Don’t dog paddle

Swimmers open
season at Rio Mesa


LIFE IN THE FAST LANE—Westlake High swimmer Melanie Zhang, a junior on the Warrior girls’ team, competes in the breaststroke at the Spartan Relays on March 2 at Rio Mesa. Photos by BOBBY CURTIS/Acorn Newspapers

The smells of sunscreen and chlorine filled the air as about 1,000 swimmers from 10 high schools congregated for the Spartan Relays on March 2 at Rio Mesa.

This was the 18th annual meet at Rio Mesa, and it’s the sport’s unofficial season opener in Acorn country. Swimmers from Rio Me...

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