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BISC’s Campbell wins two more titles at age group champs

Bainbridge Island Swim Club’s Lia Campbell won two more events at the Northwest Region Short Course Age Group championships Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Campbell, 13, won the 100-yard freestyle in 52.72 seconds and the 500 free in five minutes, 3.18 seconds. Campbell also won the 50 free on Friday.

Eleanor Beers of the Poulsbo Piranhas won her second event in the 10 & Under division, the 100 free in 58.74. Beers was also third in the 50 butterfly (30.03).

Other local top placers include Kelsey Crane of Olympic Aquatic Club, who was second in the 200 individual medley in the 15-18 category with a time of 2:11.09; BISC’s Candice Rosen was second in the 14-year-old 200 breaststroke in 2:25.04 and BISC’s Allison Murphy was third in the 15-18 200 breaststroke (2:30.47).

Bainbridge’s boys 200 medley relay placed third in the 15-18 division (3:48.83).

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Three locals win events at age group championships

William Waite, Eleanor Beers and Lia Campbell each walked away with a title from day one of the Northwest Region Short Course Championships on Friday.

Bainbridge Island Swim Club’s Waite won the 100-yard backstroke in Federal Way after he touched the wall at the King County Aquatic Center in 58.62 seconds in the 12-year-old category. He was also fifth in the 400 individual medley.

Waite’s teammate Campbell won the 13-year-old 50 freestyle in 23.97 seconds, just off the NWAG record of 23.80. Campbell was out-touched at the wall by Kelly Huffer of North Whidbey Aquatics in the 13-year-old 200-yard butterfly to place second. Huffer finished in two minutes, 5.99 seconds while Campbell was right behind in 2:06.84.

Beers, who swims for the Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team, won the 50 freestyle in the 10 and under category in 27.16. Beers was fourth in the 100 backstroke as well.

Other top placers include Olympic Aquatic Club’s Kelsey Crane, who finished second in the 15-18 200 butterfly. Crane touched in 2:10.79, behind Tara Degeorge of Aurora Swim Team in 2:09.13. Crane’s time qualified her for the Western Zone Senior Championships meet July 31-Aug. 4.

Poulsbo Piranhas’ Tim Gallagher was third in the 100 backstroke in the 11 year old category.

See below for complete results of local swimmers;

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Campbell, Beers top seeds in NW Age Group champs

A handful of West Sound swimmers are seeded first in various events at the Northwest Region 2013 Short Course Age Group Championships.

The meet runs Friday-Sunday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The morning session begins at 9 a.m. with the second session at 5 p.m.

Bainbridge Island Swim Club’s Lia Campbell is seeded first in four events; the girls 13 year old 50-yard freestyle (24.01 seconds), 100 free (52.31), 100 butterfly (58.61), 200 free (one minute, 53.84 seconds), and she is second in the 200 fly (2:09.32). She’s also seeded fifth in the girls 13-18 year old 500 free.

Eleanor Beers of the Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team is the top seed in two events, the 10-Under 50 free (27.17) and the 100 free (58.58). She’s also the third seed in the 50 fly and is scheduled to swim the 100 fly, 100 individual medley and 100 back.

Other swimmers garnering top seeds include Olympic Aquatic Club’s Kelsey Crane (a state high school champion in the 500 free for Klahowya) and BISC’s Candice Rosen and Mikelle Ackerley. Crane is No. 1 in the girls 15-18 200 IM in 2:11.52 and the 100 fly (59.17) and is the third seed in the 200 butterfly.

Rosen is the top seed in the 1,650 for the 11-18 category with a time of 17:52.00 and is also seeded third in the 11-18 500 freestyle. Ackerley is the top seed in the 15-18 200 freestyle in 1:56.54.

Port Angeles Swim Club’s Nadia Cole is also No. 1 in the 10 & Under 50 breaststroke in 36.06.

Here’s a list of area swimmers and clubs competing at the meet. If I’ve missed anyone, please let me know and I’ll update this post;

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Welcome back to the Blogstroke

And I’m back. Say hello to The Blogstroke.

After a hiatus (ok, really I posted anything swimming related to either the Wide World of Kitsap blog or the Prep Beat) during the last several years, but with the new year comes changes.

This blog will be dedicated to all things swimming. From Bremerton’s only Olympic champion and heartthrob to thousands of young ladies Nathan Adrian, to local club swimming and the occasional hat tip to the national and international swimming scene.

During the coming weeks we will transition previous posts from the Wide World blog to this blog, so keep checking back.

FYI, this re-introduction post is going to be a bit of a hodge-podge.

First up, your favorite golden boy and ours, Nathan.

Nathan did a question and answer with TeamUSA.org last Friday. You can find the full Q & A by going to this link.

Here’s a sample to whet your appetite:

@dsc1811 on Twitter asks: Can you describe what altitude training feels like?

Nathan: Death (laughs). When you’re swimming it feels like you have a pile of rocks on your chest, not only making it hard to breathe but making you sink in the water because your muscles aren’t getting enough oxygen to really pull you through the water. That’s only the first couple days; after that you get adjusted and it starts to feel good. You just can’t recover as quickly when you’re between efforts; be it in the weight room or in the pool you just have to take a little more time to really get your breath.

Nathan will be swimming Jan. 18-20 at the Austin Grand Prix in Texas. USA Swimming announced new details Monday for the 2012-2013 Arena Grand Prix Series. The Austin meet is one of six held throughout the season.

The big announcement is the $150,000 in prize money. The money will be awarded to placers in Olympic-events; $500 for first place, $300 for second and $100 for third.

In past years, the overall winner of the series took home the $20,000 purse.

“Since it’s inception, the Grand Prix Series was designed to showcase the best swimming talent in the country,” said Frank Busch, USA Swimming’s National Team Director in a press release. “We’ve always envisioned having this type of prize money to strengthen the level of competition at these meets, and with Arena’s support, it’s become a reality and will help take swimming in the U.S. to the next level.”

Also, the Austin GP will be broadcast on Universal Sports Network live Jan. 19 and 20 from 4-5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). Check your local listings in your area.

I’ll post results from the prelims and finals here, and you can also follow me on Twitter @AnnetteKSSports

The local club scene is huge here and I’m hoping this blog will showcase some up-and-coming talent. Don’t forget, Kitsap county has produced four Olympic swimmers, Nathan, Tara Kirk Sell and her sister Dana and Emily Silver. Nathan, Tara and Emily have all won Olympic medals. That’s pretty dang impressive.

Here’s a link to a story I wrote not along ago on Bainbridge Island Swim Club’s Lia Campbell. Also, Central Kitsap junior Sam Lingenbrink, who swims for the Bremerton YMCA Swim Team, will be headed to the YMCA Nationals in April.

If you have any story ideas, suggestions for this blog, or other information you’d like to share regarding swimming, please email me at agriffus@kitsapsun.com.