Pac-12 swimming, diving meets this week at KCAC

The Pac-12 men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships will take place this week and next at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The meet begins Wednesday with the finals of the 200-yard medley relay and 800 freestyle relay. Prelims are at 11 a.m. and finals are at 6.

Here’s a link to the Pac-12 website that lists all the particulars.

Some of the notables competing are Olympic gold medalist Rachel Bootsma (California), Honda Sports Award winner and reigning swimmer of the year Caitlin Leverenz (Cal), former Pac-10 diving champion Harrison Jones (Arizona State), current Pac-12 champion and NcAA runner-up in the backstroke Maya DiRado (Stanford), the 2012 NCAA Champion and Olympic silver medalist Haley Anderson (USC).

Central Kitsap product Brendon Weiner is a freshman at Arizona State and my guess is he should be traveling with the team. He swims the middle distance events, so I’ll keep an eye out for him this week.

It should be noted that both Cal Poly and UC-Santa Barbara are affiliate members for swimming and diving.