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Dick Hannula Classic Friday-Saturday at SK pool

June 21st, 2013 by Annette Griffus

The Dick Hannula Classic meet will be Friday and Saturday at the South Kitsap HS pool.

If you’re unfamiliar with Hannula, here’s a quick synopsis that might explain how great of a coach he was:

Hannula coached 32 years at Wilson High in Tacoma. During that time he won 323 meets without a loss, from 1959-1983. That include 24 straight WIAA boys high school meets; founded Tacoma Swim Club in 1955 and coached for 42 years; coached  four Team USA Olympic members; a member of the American Swim Coaches Association Hall of Fame, International Swimming Hall of Fame, Washington State Sports Hall of Fame and the Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame — just to name a few.

The meet begins at 9 a.m. Saturday for Session 1. Session 2 is at 1:15 p.m. Session 3 is Sunday at 9 a.m., Session 4 is at 1:40 p.m. and Session 5 is at 5:45 p.m.

Among the local swimmers who are listed on the psych sheet as the No. 1 qualifier in their age group are; Isaac Beers, Poulsbo Piranhas ST, 10-Under 50- and 100-meter butterfly; Adrian King, PPST, 10U 50 free, 50 and 100 breaststroke; Ethan Fox, 11-12 50 free; Kevin Houseman, Puget Sound SC, 11-12 200 breast.

I will note that Poulsbo Piranhas’ Eleanor Beers is ranked No. 1 in three events, but the 11-year-old won’t be swimming due to a broken left arm.

You can find the full psych sheet here.

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Annette Griffus has covered swimming since 2001, from age-group to high school and the Olympics.

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