Category Archives: Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team

BISC’s Waite earns AG titles last weekend

It was a productive weekend in the pool at the King County Aquatic Center for many area swimmers, including Garrett Waite of Bainbridge Island Swim Club.

Waite, competing in the 13-14 age division at the PNS 14&U Long Course Championships in Federal Way, won the 400-meter individual medley in 4 minutes, 46.19 seconds; the 100 backstroke (1:01.42); the 200 back (2:12.87) and was part of two winning relays — the 200 medley relay (1:51.60) and 400 free relay (3:48.40). Joining him on the medley was Kevin Houseman, Makai Ingalls and Jude Wenker and on the free relay, Winker, Aidan Wagner, and Ingalls.

Wenker also won the 100 freestyle in 55.25 seconds while Ingalls captured the 100 butterfly title in 1:00.33. Also, Sean Markow of BISC won the 10&U 100 butterfly in 1:20.43.

On the girls side, BISC’s Emma Solseng won the 10&U 50 backstroke in 36.92 and the 50 breaststroke in 42.31. And Brianna Hoffman of Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team claimed the 11-12 400 freestyle title in 4:55.87.

In case you want to check out how all the area swimmers did (I only focused on winners for this post) you can go to the link here.

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.

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.

Results available from Divisional meet held at OAC

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 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 breast.

In the 11-12 category, Kira Ashmore of OAC won the 200 back and 100 fly.

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.

Piranhas hire new club coach

The Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team hired Jerry Johnston as its new head coach.

Johnston coached for Moses Lake Manta Rays, as well as high school at Issaquah. While at Issaquah, Johnston was named the KingCo Coach of the Year as the Eagles won three straight state high school girls swimming titles. Johnson swam for Lake Washington Swim Club and swam at the University of Washington where he was a team captain and NCAA All-American.

Johnson has also earned Pacific Northwest Swim Association and Inland Empire Swimming coach of the year honors and has coached numerous masters, junior and senior national swimmers and champions as well as Olympic trial qualifiers. Johnson also qualified for the Olympic trials twice.

Johnson, who takes over for Patty Jenkins, will start Sept. 2.


Locals part of PNS runner-up team at Western Zone

Kitsap swimmers were well represented on the Pacific Northwest Swimming team that finished in second place overall at the Western Zone Age Group Championships last week at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
PNS finished behind Colorado Swimming Zone Team with 3,283 points to PNS 3,056. Local swimmers who competed were Amanda Ashmore and Andrew Renninger of Olympic Aquatic Club; Eleanor Beers and Alex Stefanski of Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team; and Ian Lipton, Andrew Markow, Jude Wenker and Parker Bushey of Bainbridge Island Swim Club.
Lipton was the highest finisher among locals individually, placing second in the 10U 100-meter backstroke in 1 minute, 14.01 seconds and the 50 backstroke in 35.26 seconds. Lipton was the top seed heading into the final. He was also third in the 200 individual medley in 2:46.18, fifth in the 200 freestyle in 2:26.08, the 100 freestyle in 1:08.41 and the 50 free in 31.60. Lipton was part of the PNS championship 400 medley relay in 5:11.52 and helped the 200 free relay to second place in 2:07.80.
Ashmore helped PNS place second in the 10-U 200 medley relay in 2:23.31, third in the 400 free relay in 4:43.84, third in the 200 free relay in 2:07.93, and sixth in the 400 medley relay in 5:11.11. Individually, Ashmore was fifth in the 50 freestyle in 31.62, 10th in the 50 butterfly in 34.77 and 13th in the 100 freestyle in 1:11.64.
Renninger placed 15th in the 10U 200 freestyle in 2:37.29 and the 200 individual medley in 2:55.52, and 19th in the 50 backstroke in 39.05. He also helped PNS finish eighth in the 400 free relay in 4:57.47, 10th in the 200 free relay in 2:15.47, and 10th in the 400 medley relay in 5:39.57.
Beers finished eighth in the 11-12 division in the 100 free in 1:03.90, and 13th in the 50 fly in 31.63. In the 400 medley relay, Beers helped PNS place second in 400 medley relay in 4:40.15, third in the 200 medley relay in 2:07.28, fourth in the 200 free relay in 1:56.52, and fifth in the 400 free relay in 4:17.74.
Stefanski placed 13th in the 11-12 100 breaststroke in 1:20.55 and the 200 breast in 2:57.62.
Markow placed fourth in the 11-12 50 breast in 34.40, 13th in the 50 back in 33.54, and 14th in the 100 breast in 1:20.72. Markow also helped the 200 free relay to eighth place in 1:56.73, and the 400 free relay to a ninth-place finish in 4:22.13.
Wenker placed third in the 11-12 200 free in 2:12.09, fourth in the 50 free in 27.68 sixth in the 50 breast in 35.88, sixth in the 100 free in 1:01.64, seventh in the 200 breast in 2:51.83, and ninth in the 100 breast in 1:18.32. He was also part of the three winning relay teams, the 400 free relay that finished in 4:02.94 the 200 free relay in 1:50.41, and the 400 medley relay in 4:29.37. The 200 medley relay placed third in 2:07.36.
Bushey helped the 13-14 400 free relay to a first-place finish in 3:44.36 as well as the 200 free realy in 1:41.42. He finished 14th in the 13-14 100 free in 56.99.

Port Orchard Classic results here

With the Port Orchard Classic being a local meet, it wouldn’t make sense for me to focus on our locals because they’re are too many locals to count. So, with that being said here’s a link to the results. That way you can look through the results and find what you want.

Evergreen Swim Club won the team title with 631 points, followed by Olympic Aquatic Club (403.5) and Port Angeles Swim Club (345.5). Poulsbo Piranhas were 10th (29) and Bangor Trident Swim Team (3) was 11th.

Locals fare very well at Dick LaFave meet

The Olympic peninsula was well represented on the medal podium last weekend at the Dick LaFave long-course kickoff meet at KCAC in Federal Way.

Clubs from our neck of the woods included Olympic Aquatic Club, Bainbridge Island Swim Club, Port Angeles Swim Club and Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team as well as several swimmers not attached to a club. BISC finished third in the girls team standings with 173 points. The Piranhas were sixth (106.5), PASC was 16th (24 points) and OAC was 20th (12).

On the boys side, Bainbridge was third (272), Olympic sixth (88), Poulsbo tied with Valley Aquatics for seventh (78), while unattached/OAC swimmers were 14th (25) and PASC finished 16th (nine).

With so many kids swimming, I’m only going to mention the top three finishers from each age group and event in this post. You can find full results from the meet on the website.


400 IM (11-12 year old)—2, Shannon Campbell (BISC).

400 IM (13-14)—1, Lia Campbell (BISC)

400 free (10-Under)—2, Briann Hoffman (PPST)

400 free (13-14)—2, Hannah Tonsmann (BISC).

50 fly (10-Under)—2, Margaret Hayes (BISC). 3, Ava Harris (PPST).

50 fly (11-12)—3, Eleanor Beers (PPST) 31.44 (meet record).

50 free (1o-Under)—3, Hayes (BISC).

50 free (11-12)—1, Beers (BISC).

200 free (11-12)—2, Beers (BISC). 3, S. Campbell (BISC).

200 fly (13-14)–1, L. Campbell (BISC).

100 back (13-14)—1, L. Campbell (BISC). 3, Carina Laukitis (BISC).

200 breast (13-14)—3, Tonsmann (BISC).

200 IM (13-14)—1, L. Campbell (BISC).

200 fly (11-12)—3, Kira Ashmore (OAC).

1oo back (10-Under)—3, Harris (PPST).

100 back (11-12)—2, Eldon-Everts (BISC). 3, Beers (BISC).

100 free (10-Under)—2, Hoffman (PPST).

100 free (11-12)—1, Beers (PPST).

100 fly (10-Under)—1, Harris (PPST).

50 free (13-14)—1, L. Campbell (BISC) 28.19 (meet record).

100 fly (13-14)—1, Sam Caro (unatt./Bain)

200 back (13-14)—1, L. Campbell (BISC).

200 back (15-Over)—2, McKenzie Bell (BISC).

100 breast (13-14)—2, Caro (unatt./Bain).


400 IM (11-12)—3, Kevin Houseman (BISC)

400 free (10-Under)—1, Ian Lipton (BISC). 2, Andrew Renninger (OAC).

50 fly (10-Under)—2, Lipton (BISC).

50 back (11-12)—1, Tim Gallagher (PPST) 32.67 (meet record). 2, Aaron Markow (BISC).

50 breast (11-12)—1, Houseman (BISC) 33.64 (meet record).

50 free (10-Under)—1, Lipton (BISC) 32.22 (meet record).

200 free (10-Under)—2, Renninger (OAC).

200 free (11-12)—1, Jude Wenker (BISC). 3, Gallagher (PPST).

200 fly (13-14)—1, Makai Ingalls (BISC). 2, Nathan Rubie (OAC).

100 back (13-14)—2, Ingalls (BISC).

200 breast (13-14)—2, Zane Guyt (OAC). 3, Carter Hall (BISC).

100 free (13-14)—2, Parker Bushey (BISC).

200 IM (13-14)—3, Bushey (BISC).

200 fly (11-12)—2, Gallagher (PPST).

100 back (10-Under)—1, Lipton (BISC).

100 back (11-12)—3, Markow (BISC).

200 breast (11-12)—1, Houseman (BISC).

100 free (10-Under)—3, Collin Bushey (BISC).

200 IM (10-Under)—1, Lipton (BISC) 2:51.90 (meet record). 3, Renninger (OAC).

200 IM (11-12)—2, Gallagher (PPST).

100 breast (11-12)—1, Houseman (BISC) 1:13.11 (meet record).

200 back (11-12)—2, Gallagher (PPST) 2:34.18 (meet record).

100 fly (10-Under)—1, Lipton (BISC). 3, Renninger (OAC).

50 free (13-14)—2, P. Bushey (BISC). 3, Ingalls (BISC).

100 fly (13-14)—1, Ingalls (BISC). 2, P. Bushey (BISC). 3, Rubie (OAC).

100 breast (13-14)—2, Carter Hall (BISC). 3, Ingalls (BISC).

200 free (13-14)—3, P. Bushey (BISC).

Plenty of locals fare well at April Showers meet in Port Orchard

The Puget Sound Swim Club in Port Orchard held its April Showers long-course meet last weekend at South Kitsap pool.

Swimmers from Olympic Aquatic Club, PSSC, Bremerton Trident Swim Team, Poulsbo Piranhas all participated in the meet.

Olympic won the combined team event with 417 points. They were followed by Pro Swimming (314.5), Eastside Aquatic (301.5), Poulsbo Piranhas (296), Puget Sound (205), Vashon Seals (129), Penguin Aquatics (106), Evergreen Swim Club (42) and Bangor Trident Swim Team (28).

Since it was mostly a local meet, I’m not going to list everyone who placed among the top eight, but here’s a look at who picked up individual and relay titles. I have included the finals sheet as a PDF for you to check out. Click here for PDF

In the girls 10 and under age group, Olympic Aquatic Club’s Amanda Ashmore won the 50-meter butterfly in 39.70 seconds and the 100 fly in 3 minutes, 19.75 seconds. OAC’s Diddle Devine won the 50 breaststroke in 46.70. Brianna Hoffman of Poulsbo Piranhas won the 100 freestyle in 1:11.89 and the 200 free in 2:45.18.

In 11-12 age group, Eleanor Beers of Poulsbo Piranhas won the 50 free in 29.09 and the 100 fly in 1:13.96. OAC’s Kira Ashmore won the 200 fly in 3:02.76, the 50 breaststroke in 41.38 and the 400 individual medley in 5:59.33.

In the 13-14 age group, Kira Crane won the 50 free in 30.98, the 200 free (2:31.77), 200 backstroke (2:52.20) and 100 breast (1:33.99). Chloe Partsch of OAC claimed the top spot in the 100 fly (1:18.29) while teammate Tatiana Tubberville won the 400 IM in 6:26.46.

The 15 and over age group saw Sydney Bishoff of PSSC win the 50 free (29.25), 100 free (1:05.57), 400 free (5:05.79), 100 back (1:18.96) and 200 IM (2:45.28).

PPST’s Katherine Andersen won the 100 breast in 1:19.25.

BTST won the 10 and under girls 200 free relay in 2:54.77 and PSSC won the 200 medley relay in 3:51.72. PSSC also won the 11-12 200 free relay in 2:40.75 and 200 medley relay in 3:16.92. OAC’s 13 and over 200 free relay won in 2:05.77 while the 200 medley relay won in 2:25.27.

In the boys 9-10 400 free, OAC’s Andrew Remminger won in 5:45.23. He also claimed the titles in the 200 free (2:43.00), 50 fly (38.54) and 200 IM (3:06.84). Isaac Beers of PPST claimed the 50 free title in 33.71 and the 50 back in 39.57.

In the 11-12 age group, Tim Gallagher of the PPST won the 50 free in 29.14, 100 free (1:04.17), 200 free (2:21.91), 200 back (2:43.62) and 100 back (1:16.39). RJ Thomasberg of OAC won the 100 fly in 1:21.41.

Dylan Macabitas of PSSC claimed the 50 free title in the 13-14 age group in 28.52 and the 200 back (2:30.77). Nathan Ramey of PPST won the 200 breast (2:57.03) and the 100 fly (1:08.80).

In the 15 and over age group PPST’s Adriel Moran finished first in the 50 free (28.16), 100 free (1:01.99), 100 back (1:14.03) and 200 back (2:42.41) while Roo Jenkins won the 200 free (2:18.09), 100 breast (1:25.10) and 100 fly (1:10.73) titles. PSSC’s Nils Johnson claimed the 400 free title in 5:21.96 and the 200 IM in 2:45.29.

In the 13 and over relays, PSSC won the 200 free relay in 1:59.45 while OAC won the 200 medley relay in 2:11.53.





BISC’s Markow sets NW age-group record

Bainbridge Island Swim Club’s Aron Markow set a Pacific Northwest age group record this past weekend in the 50-yard butterfly during the PNW Spring Divisional short-course swimming meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Markow, competing in the 11-year-old boys division, touched the wall in 29.50 seconds. The old record was 32.09.

Also, Elizabeth Helmer of Olympic Aquatic Club was second in the 100 freestyle, BISC’s Amelia Kimball was second in the 50 breaststroke and 100 individual medley in the 11-year-old division. Hannah Tonsmann of BISC was third in the 100 breaststroke for the 13 and over division.

Locals (top 25)


11 years

100 freestyle

2, Elizabeth Helmer (OAC) 1:03.67. 8, Amelia Kimball (BISC) 1:05.16.

50 backstroke

4, Milena Broom (BISC) 34.83. 8, Helmer (OAC) 35.12.

50 breaststroke

2, Kimball (BISC) 38.07. 3, Broom (BISC) 38.10.

50 freestyle

6, Kimball (BISC) 29.51. 11, Helmer (OAC) 30.17.

100 IM

2, Kimball (BISC) 1:14.01. 12, Helmer (OAC) 1:17.19. 16, Broom (BISC) 1:18.57.

12 year olds

12, M. Brotherton (PPST) 33.97.

13 & Over

200 backstroke

4, McKenzie Bell (BISC) 2:19.94. 15, Isabel Hendryx (PPST) 2:26.10.

100 freestyle

12, Hannah Tonsmann (BISC) 58.21

200 breaststroke

4, Tonsmann (BISC) 2:40.69. 20, Daisy Bell (BISC) 2:47.54.

200 freestyle

8, Tonsmann (BISC) 2:05.97.

100 backstroke

11T, Bell (BISC), Sierra Lesnik (Issaq) 1:05.91. 23, Isabel Hendryx (PPST) 1:07.67.

200 butterfly

12, Bell (BISC) 2:34.85. 22, L. Kobelansky (BISC) 3:00.13.

100 breaststroke

3, Tonsmann (BISC) 1:14.76. 21, D. Bell (BISC) 1:20.67.

50 freestyle

21, Tonsmann (BISC) 27.04.



11 years old

100 freestyle

21, Nathaniel Lapin (BISC) 1:10.32. 25, Ben Chapman (BISC) 1:11.09.

50 butterfly

1, Aron Markow (BISC) 29.50*. 11, Chapman (BISC) 35.27.

50 backstroke

6, Lapin (BISC) 36.63.

50 breaststroke

8, Lapin (BISC) 40.41.

100 IM

11, Lapin (BISC) 1:19.33.

13 & Over

200 butterfly

12, Sam Chapman (BISC) 2:51.70.