Bainbridge Island Swim Club’s Lia Campbell was selected to USA
Swimming’s 2013 Western Zone Select Camp, Thursday-Sunday at
Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.
Campbell, 13, was selected as one of several emerging athletes
to the national scene from the local zone. Campbell was ranked No.
1 in the nation in the 100-freestyle as a 12-year-old last year.
She’s also won PNS and age-group titles. Campbell also holds nine
of 13 PNS records this year.
Joining Campbell are Lindsay Seidner (Olympic Cascade Aquatics),
Thomas Anderson (King Aquatic Club), Aaron Elhaff (Bellevue Club
Swim Team) and Tim Kralj (Gold’s Aquatic Club).
Bremerton’s Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian will compete in
the final stop of the Arena Grand Prix Series Thursday-Sunday in
Adrian will swim his specialties — the sprint freestyles — in a
star-studded field that includes Olympic champions Missy Franklin,
Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin, Anthony Ervin, Dana Vollmer, Allison
Schmitt, Cullen Jones and Tyler Clary.
International swimmers, like Brazil’s Cesar Cielo, will also be
Preliminaries are at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. (except for
Thursday’s 4 p.m. finals).
Finals on Friday and Saturday will air live on Universal Sports
Network and a live webcast of the meet can be seen via usaswimming.org.
The meet is the last long-course meet the majority of USA
swimmers will compete in until the World Championship Trials later
Olympic Aquatic Club’s Kelsey Crane won the 100-yard butterfly
at the Sockeye Spring Open last weekend at the King County Aquatic
Center in Federal Way.
Crane finished in a time of 1 minute, 8.19 seconds in the
16-year-old division. She was also second in the 100 freestyle,
1:03.69, 200 fly, 2:34:32, and 200 individual medley, 2:32.95.
Crane was third in the 200 free in 2:18.69.
Ross Burchell placed second in the boys 12-year-old division in
the 800 free.
The Western Athletic Conference announced Thursday it will be
adding men’s swimming and diving for the upcoming 2013-14
The WAC already has three schools that have the sport — Seattle
University, California State University-Bakersfield and Grand
Canyon. Joining them will be affiliate members Air Force, UNLV,
North Dakota and Wyoming. That will give the conference seven teams
for the new season. North Dakota already has a women’s program.
“We are excited about the reinstatement of men’s swimming and
diving to the Western Athletic Conference,” said Jeff Hurd, WAC
interim commissioner. “We look forward to one of our original
sports returning to the WAC and watching these teams work toward
winning a conference championship.”
The WAC championship meet will be Feb. 26-March 1 at Palo Alto
College Aquatic Center in San Antonio and it will be combined with
the women’s programs.
Bainbridge Aquatic Masters club swimmer Jane Lindley has
completed her events at the U.S. Masters Spring National
Championships in Indianapolis this weekend.
Lindley, who is competing in the 50-54 age division, finished
12th in the 50-meter backstroke in 35.55 seconds; 13th in the 50
butterfly in 35.04; and 14th in the 100 freestyle in one minute,
She placed 11th in Sunday’s 50 freestyle in 29.48.
First off, I’m sorry I have posted in a while, but as the high
school playoffs heat up around here my time becomes very limited.
I’ll do my best to be more diligent.
That said, I wanted to take a moment to write about a local
masters swimmer who will be heading to the United States Masters
Spring National Championships, Friday-Sunday at Indianapolis’ Natatorium — which looks a
LOT like KCAC in Federal Way.
Bainbridge Aquatic Masters swimmer Jane Lindley will be
competing in her second national championships.
I’ll have a story on her, her training/diet and what she hopes
to accomplish at nationals in Friday’s edition, but also wanted to
post her schedule here.
Lindley, who has a swim blog of her own at see-jane-swim.com, will swim in the 50-meter
backstroke on Friday at 7:45 a.m. Pacific. She will compete in the
100 freestyle Saturday at 7:50 a.m. and the 50 butterfly at 8:50
a.m. and finish her individual events in the 50 free on Sunday at
She is joined by 35 other Puget Sound masters swimmers and will
swim in relays as well.
The usms.org website will be livestreaming the meet, so
you can watch Lindley at the times listed above.