If you haven’t checked it out yet, go to Eve And Candace’s
YouTube page (or click here) to watch the “worlds’ foremost
unknown swim vloggers” interview Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian at the
Golden Goggles earlier this month.
It’s pretty good stuff as the ladies and Nathan discuss his
Christmas list, his love of all things Pixar, training for the 2015
World Championships in Russia and more.
There are some local swimmers I wanted to mention who swim for
Tacoma Swim Club that competed at the Pacific Northwest Swimming
Short Course Championships Dec. 18-21 at KCAC in Federal Way.
Tyler Stewart of Silverdale, 10, qualified for every event
offers for his age and out of the six individual events, Stewart
medaled in all of them — fourth in the 50 free, third in the 500
free, fifth in the 50 breast, sixth in the 100 breast, third in the
100 IM, and third in the 200 IM. He also swam in two relays,
in which the team earned ribbons, and has earned six regional
Stewart’s brother, Curtis, 9, also earned two individual ribbons
and two relay ribbons.
Here’s the link to check out how all our local
swimmers fared. The season is somewhat quiet with a handful of
January challenge meets before the 39th Washington Open Jan. 15.
The Washington State YMCA Championships are slated for Jan.
31. The schedule heats up again in the spring with the Speedo
Championship Series March 15, NWAG Regionals March 22, and the
Spring Divisional Championships March 29.
Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian came close to breaking his own
American record in the 50-yard freestyle Saturday at the Oklahoma
Adrian touched the wall in 18.67 seconds, just off his record of
18.66, to earn $5,000 for the win. Josh Schneider was second in
18.96. Adrian was second in the 200 freestyle on Friday. He will
compete in the 100 free Sunday.
Nathan Adrian will compete this week in the 23rd Oklahoma Elite
Pro-Am short-course meet this week in Edmond, Oklahoma. Adrian is
seeded first in the 50 freestyle (Saturday) and 100 freestyle
(Sunday) and third in the 200 freestyle (Friday). The meet prelims
begin at 8:30 a.m. (CT) and 5 p.m. for finals.
The meet is offering $5,000 for individual winners, with $60,000
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out the meet if you have
the chance. It continues through Saturday. Some of the top young
talent will be in the pool and those kids are good at dropping
times right and left. I wouldn’t be surprised if a national
age-group record is set.
With the majority of our swimmers participating in the Pacific
Northwest Division 4 meet at Olympic Aquatic Club last weekend, it
would take me much too long to mention everyone. So, I’m going to
hit on a few highlights and then tell you you can find the results
at the pns.org website.
Several swimmers pulled down multiple wins. For girls, Kira
Crane of Olympic Aquatic Club won the 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly,
100 Individual Medley in the 13 and over category. Jaine Macias of
Port Angeles Swim Club won the 100 back, 200 fly and 200 IM while
Carter Juskevich of PASC picked up wins in the 50 breast and 200
In the 11-12 category, Kira Ashmore of OAC won the 200 back and
For boys, Ian Stefanski of Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team earned
wins in the 9-year-old 50 back and 50 breast. Bainbridge Island
Swim Club’s Collin Bushey was first in the 50 fly and 50 back in
the 10-year-old category. In the 11-12, PPST’s Jesse Johnston won
the 200 back and 100 back. And ross Burchell of OAC won the 50
breast and 100 IM in the 13 and over category.
Olympic champion Nathan Adrian of Bremerton won the
100-yard freestyle at the Winter Nationals Saturday to claim all
three freestyle events at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in
Greenboro, North Carolina.
Adrian set his second course-record of the meet and blew away
the rest of the field with a time of 41.31 seconds. Second-place
went to Anze Tavcar in 43.03, a full two seconds behind Adrian.
Josh Fleagle placed third in 43.09.
Adrian holds the American record in 41.08. He also won the
50 free on Thursday and the 200 free on Friday.
For the first time in his career, Nathan Adrian won the 200-yard
freestyle at the Winter Nationals Friday at Greensboro, North
Carolina. It was the Bremerton Olympic champion’s debut in the
event. Adrian specializes in the sprints (50 and 100).
Adrian won in a personal-best time of 1 minute, 32.83. Michael
Wynalda of Grandville, Michigan, was second in 1:33.95 while Josh
Fleagle (St. Mary’s, Ohio) finished third in 1:34.33.
“That was a lot more of what I think that I need to be versus
where I was about two weeks ago,” Adrian said. “I swam a lot more
of my own race that time and I was happy about that.”
Adrian won the 50 free title on Thursday and will swim in the
100 free event on Saturday.