Bainbridge Island Swim Club’s Garrett Waite claimed his first title at the Pacific Northwest Swimming Long Course swimming championships Friday.
Waite won the 11-12 year old 200-meter butterfly in 2 minutes, 25.11 seconds, beating out Bellevue Club Swim Team’s Vlad Elizarov in 2:29.31.
Not to be undone, Waite’s teammate, Lia Campbell, won the 13-14 100 freestyle in 59.63 seconds, holding off Christina Domanowski of Bellevue in 59.77. Campbell finished third in the 400 freestyle in 4:35.96 and seventh in the 200 fly in 2:32.49.
Waite was also second in the 100 backstroke behind William Zhou of Bellevue. Zhou finished in 1:05.79 to Waite’s 1:06.57. Teammate Makai Ingalls was fifth in the same event in a time of 1:11.65.
BISC’s Ian Lipton was third in the 10U 100 backstroke in 1:20.32, fifth in the 100 free (1:14.18), and sixth in the 50 free in 33.08.
Other top eight finishers include; BISC’s Hannah Tonsmann, who was sixth in the 11-12 400 freestyle in 4:58.59 and Shea Schardein, sixth in the girls 200 butterfly in 2:48.12.
Puget Sound Swim Club’s Dylan Macabitas finished sixth in the 13-14 100 backstroke in 1:05.85.
Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team’s boys 11-12 200 medley relay finished seventh in 2:22.07.
Also, King Aquatic Club’s girls 200 medley relay broke the national age group record in the 17-18 category. King’s Hannah Weiss, Carolyn McCann, Heidi VanderWel and Morgan Ginnis finished in a time of 1:56.39, bettering the mark of 1:57.57 by the Aquajets of Minneapolis in 2011.
The meet continues Saturday with prelims at 8:30 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.
UPDATE: King’s 15-16 boys 200 medley relay set the NAG record Friday. Thomas Anderson, Josh Maclurg, Mathias Oh and Tommy Thach finished in 1:44.60 to obliterate the old record of 1:46.76 by Irvine NovaAquatics that included Aaron Peirsol and Mike Cavic.