To say it's been a successful two weeks for 10-year-old Julia Hannon would be an understatement.
In that time Hannon competed in USA Swimming's 2001 Western Zone Championship meet in Maui, Hawaii, and in the San Diego-Imperial County Long Course Junior Olympics in La Jolla.
At the Western Zone Championships, Hannon took 11th place in the 50-meter breaststroke in a personal best of 42.29 seconds, finished 17th in the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 35.32 seconds and was on relay teams that took ninth in the freestyle and medley relays.
"I really didn't expect to do that well, but it was easier than I expected," said Hannon. "One of my goals going into it was to do the best I could in the 50. And I did that."
In the 50 breaststroke, Hannon was seeded 15th among a pool of 40 swimmers, but with her finish bumped herself up to 11th.