Category Archives: YMCA Swimming

Bremerton Y hosting Snowman Invitational Jan. 16

The Bremerton YMCA Swim Team will be hosting the 3rd edition of the Snowman Invitational on Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m.

The meet includes YMCA teams from throughout the Greater Puget Sound Area, ages 5-18, at the Glenn Jarstad Aquatic Center. The Bremerton team hosts about 6-8 meets a year, but this meet has been the most popular and typically draws about 400-500 people, said Greg Mackem, assistant aquatics director for the Bremerton Family YMCA.

“The Snowman Invitational has been especially popular because it fields good competition, maintains meet records and often draws many former alumni of the Bremerton YMCA Swim Team.


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.

Young Kerns breaks 40-year-old Bremerton Y records

Brendan Kerns, 10, who swims for the Bremerton YMCA Swim Team set his 17th and 18th team records at the November Age Group Invite at the Curtis High School pool last weekend.

Kerns broke Chuck Talcott’s 41-year record in the 50-yard breastroke in 39.10 seconds and the 50 butterfly record in 32.78, which had been held by Kenny Smith from 1977 in 32.90.

According to Greg Mackem, the assistant aquatics director for YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, “there have been no other swimmers on the team since it was reformed almost four years ago that have broken records which stood as long as those, nor have any swimmers set as many team records as Brendan.”

YMCA teammate Valencia Tang nearly broke the team record in the 50 fly. Her time of 30.71 was just off the record of 30.59, set in 1984 by Julie Richardson, who was a standout at Olympic High and Puget sound Swim club.

Also, I’ll note that Kerns is listed among the top 25 for his age group in the Pacific Northwest in the 50 breaststroke, the 100 breast, the 50 butterfly, and the 100 fly.

Bremerton YMCA second at Fall Festival, Haselwood team fifth

The Bremerton YMCA Swim Team, which found itself without a home pool while the Jarstad Aquatic Center was being remodeled this summer, finished second at the Fall Festival Swim Meet in Hoquiam. The meet, which was hosted by Grays Harbor YMCA, was the kickoff to the 2014-15 season. Grays Harbor won the team title, followed by Bremerton.  Bremerton won the meet last year.

Haselwood Family YMCA Hammerheads finished fifth.

Picking up individual wins for Bremerton were Wyatt Coffin (100 IM, 50 breast), Katie Croman (25 free, 25 back), Rainier Meyer (50 free, 50 breast), Aziza Meyer (25 breast, 50 free 100 IM), Sienna Cheng Lucey (25 fly, 25 back), Tarvyn Shelton (25 free, 50 free, 25 back), Brendan Kerns (50 breast, 50 fly, 100 IM), Dieterich Meyer (100 IM, 100 free), Trayton Shelton (50 fly, 50 free, 100 free) and Garrett Coffin (50 back). Bremerton also won the mixed 8U 100 medley relay, 10U 200 free relay, 10U 200 medley relay and 21U 200 free relay.

Individual winners for Haselwood Hammerheads were Lucy Mitchell (50 back, 50 breast, 100 IM).

Here’s the full results:


And the team results:

1, Grays Harbor 1,646. 2, Bremerton 1,437. 3, Olympia 1,406. 4, Morgan Family Sea Dragons 1,143. 5, Haselwood Family Hammerheads 283. 6, Lakewood Sharks 155.

Bremerton Y teammates finish strong at Nationals

Bremerton YMCA’s Aspen Monkhouse, competing in her first YMCA National championships, finished the 50-yard freestyle in 25.32 seconds on Tuesday.

The championships run through Friday at Greensboro, N.C. Monkhouse was a tad slower than her qualifying time of 24.79. She placed 158th overall.

Bremerton Y’s Sam Lingenbrink finished the 100 backstroke on Wednesday in 59.64 in 117th place. In the 200 back on Thursday, Lingenbrink was 87th in 2 minutes, 6.64 seconds, faster than her qualifying time of 2:07.22. This was her second Y Nationals.

YMCA Nationals start next week

The Bremerton YMCA Swim Team will be represented for the second straight year at the YMCA Short Course National Championships next week in Greensboro, N.C.

The meet is Tuesday-Friday.

Aspen Monkhouse will swim in the 50-yard freestyle. Sam Lingenbrink, who went last year, will be in the 200 backstroke and the 100 back.

Olympian Alex Meyers will lead the march of athletes during the opening ceremonies and Olympic gold medalist Tyler Clary will also attend.

Bremerton Y adds to nationals roster

The Bremerton YMCA Swim Team will have another swimmer at the YMCA Nationals next month.

Aspen Monkhouse won the 50-yard freestyle at the Daffodil Classic in Tacoma, and earned her a bid into nationals April 11-14 in Greensboro, N.C. Monkhouse, 15, lowered her own record in 24.79.

Teammate Sam Lingenbrink had already qualified for nationals in the 100 and 200 backstroke events.

Bremerton Y wins regional meet in Boise

The Bremerton YMCA swim team earned its biggest honor in the last three years as it won the mid-size team title at the YMCA Regional Swim Meet in Boise, Idaho, last weekend.

Bremerton, which sent five swimmers three years ago, sent 31 participants and finished fourth overall.

Sam Lingenbrink won six events, broke two Bremerton Y records in the 50-yard backstroke in 27.60 seconds, and the 1,000 freestyle in 11 minutes, 16.75 seconds. She also won the high-point award for the girls 15-21 category and third in the 50 free (25.50).

Aspen Monkhouse won the 50 free, and also broke two team records. She lowered her own record in the 50 in the leadoff split of the 200 free relay (24.95) and set the record for the 50 fly (27.92) in finishing second.

In the boys 9-10 category, 200 free relay of Dietrich Meyer, Spencer Gill, Brendan Kerns and Rainier Meyer won the event in 2:09.25 and qualified for regionals. Also, in the boys 8 and under, Blake Robinson won the 50 breast in 52.17.

Other top finishers include Sarah Avery in the girls 15-21 category. Avery was second in the 50 breast (33.43) and third in the 100 breast (1:12.22). In the girls 8 and under, Aziza Meyer placed third in the 25 fly (19.42) and 50 fly (48.30).

In the boys 9-10 category, Brendan Kerns placed second in the 100 breast (1:35.42) and 100 butterfly (1:23.95) and third in the 50 fly (36.20). Also, Dietrich Meyer placed second in the 200 free (2:26.77) and third in the 100 back (1:19.94), 100 fly (1:26.94) and 100 individual medley (1:18.99). In the boys 13-14, Isaiah Snow finished third in the 50 fly (28.00).

Here’s the full list of Bremerton swimmers.


Leah Avery Girls 15-21 8th 100 Breast 1:15.48
9th 100 Back 1:05.44
4th 200 IM 2:23.84
Sarah Avery Girls 15-21 7th 50 Free 26.30
5th 100 Free 56.85
5th 100 Fly 1:01.89
4th 200 Fly 2:22.33
2nd 50 Breast 33.43
3rd 100 Breast 1:12.22
Danielle Bodlorick Girls 11-12 7th 100 Free 1:04.93
8th 200 Free 2:24.45
Natalie Cole Girls 11-12 10th 50 Fly 32.86
Sienna Cheng-Lucey Girls 8&Under 7th 25 Free 17.72
9th 50 Free 40.29
4th 25 Back 20.95
4th 50 Back 43.72
Brandon Gill Boys 8&Under 9th 50 Free 40.79
6th 100 Free 1:37.84
7th 50 Back 48.69
7th 25 Back 21.34
Spencer Gill Boys 9-10 8th 200 Free 2:47.76
9th 100 Free 1:13.93
9th 50 Back 38.68
8th 200 IM 3:13.43
Caley Haydu Girls 8&Under 4th 25 Free 17.41
7th 50 Free 39.01
8th 100 Free 1:29.95
7th 25 Back 21.57
6th 50 Back 45.64
Brendan Kerns Boys 9-10 10th 100 IM 1:24.75
3rd 50 Fly 36.20
4th 50 Free 32.37
2nd 100 Breast 1:35.42
2nd 100 Fly 1:23.95
4th 200 IM 2:55.40
Bowie Lee Boys 15-21 6th 50 Breast 30.23
7th 100 Breast 1:06.78
Aziza Meyer Girls 8&Under 7th 100 IM 1:38.95
6th 100 Free 1:25.59
3rd 25 Fly 19.42
12th 25 Free 18.38
11th 25 Breast 26.14
3rd 50 Fly 48.30
10th 50 Free 40.43
Haakon Meyer Boys 13-14 5th 200 Back 2:27.82
10th 200 Breast 2:49.72
9th 100 Back 1:08.36
9th 50 Fly 30.90
Dietrich Meyer Boys 9-10 4th 100 Free 1:10.66
2nd 200 Free 2:26.77
3rd 100 Back 1:19.94
3rd 100 Fly 1:26.94
3rd 100 IM 1:18.99
5th 200 IM 2:56.45
Blake Robinson Boys 8&Under 5th 25 Free 16.58
8th 25 Back 21.48
1st 50 Breast 52.17
4th 25 Fly 18.50
8th 50 Fly 48.75
Brady Robinson Boys 11-12 9th 100 Back 1:17.32
Aspen Monkhouse Girls 15-21 1st 50 Free 25.10
4th 50 Back 29.76
2nd 50 Fly 27.92 * Bremerton YMCA Swim Team Record
David Royce Boys 13-14 5th 50 Back 31.28
Isaiah Snow Boys 13-14 8th 200 Free 2:04.24
8th 50 Breast 35.64
7th 100 Fly 1:04.77
5th 50 Free 25.08
9th 100 Free 56.17
3rd 50 Fly 28.00
Aaron Tang Boys 11-14 8th 200 Back 2:36.34
Samantha Lingenbrink Girls 11-21 1st 400 IM 4:47.28
1st 1000 Free 11:16.75 * Bremerton YMCA Swim Team Record
1st 200 Free 1:58.49
1st 200 Back 2:07.78
3rd 50 Free 25.50
1st 50 Back 27.60 * Bremerton YMCA Swim Team Record
1st 500 Free 5:23.23
Kody Mears Boys 13-14 5th 500 Free 5:55.47
7th 50 Breast 35.30
9th 100 Breast 1:14.29
8th 200 Breast 2:43.15
9th 200 IM 2:25.89
100 Medley Relay Girls 8&Under Sienna Cheng-Lucey Caley Haydu 3rd 1:31.74
Aziza Meyer Emma Corman
100 Free Relay Girls 8&Under Sienna Cheng-Lucey Caley Haydu 2nd 1:17.12
Aziza Meyer Emma Corman
200 Medley Relay Boys 9-10 Rainer Meyer Brendan Kerns 2nd 2:34.60
Dietrick Meyer Spencer Gill
200 Free Relay Boys 9-10 Dietrick Meyer Spencer Gill 1st 2:09.25 < Qualifies for Pacific Northwest Sectionals
Brendan Kerns Rainer Meyer
200 Medley Relay Boys 14 & Under Aaron Tang Kody Mears 8th 2:10.81
Haakon Meyer Brady Robinson
200 Free Relay Boys 14 & Under Aaron Tang Brady Robinson 9th 1:59.09
Kody Mears Haakon Meyer
200 Free Relay Girls 15-21 Aspen Monkhouse* Marie Snow 4th 1:46.78 * Aspen Monkhouse’s leadoff swim of 24.95 breaks
Leah Avery Sarah Avery Bremerton YMCA Swim Team Record
200 Medley Relay Boys 21 & Under David Royce Bowie Lee 10th 1:55.21
Daniel Beery Isaiah Snow
200 Free Relay Boys 21 & Under Bowie Lee David Royce 10th 1:43.17
Isaiah Snow Daniel Beery
200 Medley Relay Girls 12 & Under Kylee Hutchinson Danielle Bodlorick 9th 2:23.81
Natalie Cole Brooke Lynne Tarbox
200 Free Relay Girls 12 & Under Natalie Cole Rain Bitah 6th 2:02.60
Brooke Lynne Tarbox Danielle Bodlorick