Deanne Umbay and Gazelle Umbay from Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth are competing in the Southern California Junior Olympics Championships from Jan. 18-21 at the Historic East Los Angeles College.
Older sister, Deanne, an eight-grader and swimmer of Rose Bowl Aquatics, qualified to compete in six events. She will swim in the 400-yard individual medley, 200-yard, individual medley, 200-yard butterfly, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard backstroke and 100-yard backstroke.
Gazelle, a seventh-grader and advisory student of Olympian-great, Matt Biondi at Sierra Canyon School, will compete in six events as well. She will swim in the 50/100/200-yard butterfly and 50/100/200-yard backstroke.
In November 2012, both girls swam for the school and championed at the Delphic League Middle School League. Sierra Canyon took 3rd over-all in the meet upsetting the likes of Oaks Christian and Viewpoint.