BISC’s Waite top seed in three events at PNS Champs

Garrett Waite of Bainbridge Island Swim Club is the top seed in three events at the Pacific Northwest Swimming Long Course Championships Thursday-Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Waite has a seeding time of 1 minute, 9.20 seconds in the 11-12-year old 100-meter backstroke, 2:29.74 in the 200 back and 5:23.35 in the 400 individual medley. He’s seeded second in the 100 butterfly, 50 back and 200 IM.

Puget Sound Swim Club’s Kevin Houseman is seeded third in the 11-12 50 breaststroke and fourth in the 200 breaststroke.

Bainbridge Island Swim Club’s Ian Lipton is listed third in the 10 & Under 50 backstroke, fourth in the 100 back and fifth in the 400 free. Spencer Alpaugh, BISC, is the fourth seed in the 400 IM (13-over).

Also competing is former Central Kitsap standout Brendan Weiner, who’s now at Arizona State. Weiner, who swims for BISC, is seeded second in the 800 freestyle. Former multiple 500 free state champion Andrew McCarthy of Bainbrige is seeded fourth in the same event.

Other clubs from the peninsula competing are Olympic Aquatic Club and the Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team.

The meet, which is hosted by West Coast Aquatics of Mill Creek, begins at 8:30 a.m. with prelims and finals at 5 p.m.