Bremerton Y’s Lingenbrink shines at YMCA meet

Bremerton YMCA Swim Team’s Sam Lingenbrink remained undefeated in YMCA competitions this year thanks to a strong effort at the Washington State YMCA Championships last weekend at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way. The club, which qualified swimmers into 12 of 14 event finals, finished second in the boys’ team title while the girls were third.

Lingenbrink won the 500-yard freestyle in 5 minutes, 20.02 seconds, 200 free (1:58.47) and 100 backstroke (59.21 seconds). She also broke the state YMCA meet record in the 200 free and backstroke. Lingenbrink’s backstroke time also set a Puget Sound Swimming Association League record and earned her a National YMCA SWYMS database ranking, which recognizes the fastest female backstroke swimmers from Y teams across the country.

Other Bremerton Y swims include Sarah Avery, who won the 100 free (56.50) and 100 butterfly (1:01.16), which also set a Bremerton Y record. Aspen Monkhouse won the 50 free, setting a team record in 24.99. Also claiming victories were Aziza Meyer (25, 50 freestyles), Blake Robinson (50 back), Brady Robinson (100 back) and Brendan Kerns (25 breast).

The team will participate in the YMCA Challenge Meet at Bainbridge in order to qualify swimmers for the YMCA Regional meet, Feb. 28 to March 3 in Boise, Idaho.