Monthly Archives: April 2015

BIDC divers qualify for zones

Bryn Tiernan and Henry Sauerman of the Bainbridge Island Dive Club advanced to the USA Diving Zone D Championships in June in Beaverton, Oregon, after qualifying at the Junior Region 10 Championships last weekend in Beaverton.

Tiernan and Sauerman each advanced to the zone meet in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards.

Tiernan placed 10th in the 3M with a score of 123.70 and 12th in the 1M (110.80) in the 11-and-under division. Sauerman, competing in the 12-13 division, was seventh in both the 1M (152.5) and 3M (152.85).

In the girls 14-15, Jackie Hellmers, of Poulsbo, placed 19th in the 1M (162.85) and 19th in the 3M (195.65). Zora Opalka, Bainbridge, was 32nd in the IM (166.10) and 24th in the 3M (325.6) in the 16-18 division. Cammie Rouser, Kingston, finished 33rd in the 3M (295.60) and 42nd in the 1M (132.90).

The regional meet featured divers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, California, Nevada, Texas and Hawaii. BIDC, which includes divers from Kingston, Poulsbo and the island, will travel to a meet in Victoria, B.C., Canada in May and the the zone meet, June 19-24.

Locals shine at Dick LaFave meet

Olympic Aquatic Club placed third overall at the Dick LaFave meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way this week.

OAC finished with 353 points as 18 swimmers participated. Bellevue Club Swim Team, with 151 swimmers, won the meet with 634 points. Pacific Dragons Swim Team, with 48, finished with 505.5 points.

Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team finished sixth (28, 206 points) while Bremerton YMCA Swim team (9, 41 points) was 17th to round out local clubs.

Individually, OAC’s Diddle Devine won the girls 10&U 50-meter butterfly in 36.62 seconds and the 200 individual medley (2:55.04), 100 fly (1:26.96). Devine was also second in the 100 breaststroke. Kira Ashmore of OAC won the 13-14 100 breast (1:21.31), the 200 breast (2:55.96) and 400 IM (5:32.09).

OAC’s Kira Crane won the 15 and over 50 freestyle in 29.37.

On the boys side, Brendan Kerns of the Bremerton Y won the 10&U 100 free in 1:14.11 while Ian Stefanski, Poulsbo Piranhas, won the 400 free in 5:48.20. OAC’s Ross Burchell won the 13-14 year old 100 free in 59.60, the 200 free (2:08.99), 400 free (4:34.34) and the 400 IM (13-14 division) in 5:15.01.

Poulsbo Piranhas’ Tim Gallagher won the 100 back (1:08.62), 200 back (2:25.15) while teammate Ethan Fox won the 100 breast (1:16.82) as the Piranhas swept the top three spots in that event (Stefanski was second and Nathan Ramey third). Ramey won the 200 breast in 2:48.78 (and Fox was second and Stefanski was third).

OAC’s Nathan Rubie won the 100 fly in 1:02.04, setting a meet record. The old record was 1:03.90 by Gabe Florsheim in 2012. Rubie also won the 200 fly in a meet record 2:22.93. The old record was 2:24.39 in 2012 by Jeffrey Li. Rubie also won the 200 IM in 2:29.74.

OAC sending nine to Far Westerns

Olympic Aquatic Club qualified nine swimmers to the Speedo Short Course Far Westerns this week in Morgan Hill, California. The meet is from April 9-12.

OAC’s qualifiers are Kira Ashmore, Amanda Ashmore, Ross Burchell, Kira Crane, Mason Heaman, Eleanor Hebard, Elizabeth Helmer, Andrew Renninger, and Nathan Rubie.

I don’t know of any other local club swimmers who qualified for the meet, but if you do feel free to let me know and I’ll add their names to the list and report results next week. Contact me at annette.griffus@kitsapsun.com.

 

BISC’s Markow sets club record at OAC March Madness meet

Bainbridge Island Swim Club’s Aron Markow, 12, set a club record in the 50-yard breaststroke March 7-8 at the OAC March Madness Meet in East Bremerton.

Markow’s time of 28.65 seconds puts him fifth in the country for his age group, 11-to-12 year old, and into 10th place in the 100 breaststroke in one minute, 3.85 seconds.

Sean Markow, 10, won all 10 of his individual events and was part of the 10U medley and freestyle relays that also won.

Bainbridge won the team event with a score of 995. Poulsbo Piranhas finished second (676), followed by Olympic Aquatic Club (605.5). Bangor Trident Swim Team finished eighth (57).

Here’s a link to find the full results from the meet.