July 30, 2013
Amy Tangof Pacific Dragon Swim Team rewrote the PNS Girls ten and under 50 meter backstroke record with a time of 34.02 at the King Invitational on July 11. The previous mark was held by Gabby Dang of Wave Aquatics at 34.29 set in 2011… At the same meet, Tang crushed the PNS Girls ten and under 100 meter backstroke mark with a time of 1:11.79. The previous mark of 1:15.62 was established by Gabby Dang of Wave Aquatics in 2011… Gabby Dang of Wave Aquatics recorded a new PNS record performance in the Girls 11-12 100 meter freestyle with a time of 1:00.30. Lia Campbell, swimming Unattached, held the previous mark of 1:00.35 set in 2012… In the Girls 11-12 100 meter butterfly recorded a time of 1:04.76 which erased the previous record of 1:05.56 set by Katie Kinnear of Issaquah Swim Team set in 2007… In the Girls 11-12 50 meter backstroke, Dang broke her own PNS record of 31.63 set in 2012 with a faster time of 31.13… Bindi Pedersen of Mighty Marlins Swim Club established a new PNS record in the Girls 11-12 200 meter individual medley. Pedersen's time of 2:27.30 eclipes the previous record of 2:27.98 set by Chelsea Bailey of King Aquatic Club in 2005... In the Girls 11-12 400 meter individual medley, Pedersen eclipsed the record with a 5:13.57 performance. Andie Taylor of Issaquah Swim Team held the previous mark of 5:15.79 set in 2004… Olivia-kisakiTungateof North Whidbey Aquatic Club broke the Girls 11-12 200 meter butterfly record of 2:25.74 with a 2:24.15 clocking. The previous mark was held by Lauren Rosen of North Whidbey Aquatic Club set in 2008… Hannah Weiss of King Aquatic Club crushed the PNS Girls 17-18 100 meter backstroke with a sizzling 1:00.77. The previous mark of 1:01.36 was held by Leona Jennings of King Aquatic Club set in 2008… Garrett Waite of Bainbridge Island posted a new mark in the PNS Boys 11-12 200 meter backstroke with a time of 2:22.11. Tommy Thach of West Seattle YMCA Dolphins held the previous record of 2:23.01 set in 2009… William Zhou of Bellevue Club Swim Team recorded four new PNS records in the PNS Boys 11-12 age classification. Zhou broke the PNS Boys 50 meter backstroke mark of 31.30 with a time of 30.31. The previous record was co-held by William Harvey (StingRay Swim Team) in 2006, Cole Avery (Bellingham Bay Swim Team) in 2010, and Casey Nguyen (King Aquatic Club) in 2012… Zhou recorded a 1:05.79 in the 100 meter backstroke to better the previous mark of 1:06.92 set by Cole Avery of Bellingham Bay Swim Team in 2010. It should be noted that Garrett Waite of Bainbridge Island Swim Club also bettered the previous record with a time of 1:06.57… Zhou was timed in 28.55 in the B11-12 50 meter butterfly to erase the mark set by Clinton Stipek of Tacoma Swim Club in 2003. Stipek’s time was 28.68… The final record was in the Boys 11-12 100 meter butterfly. Zhou’s time of 1:02.36 bettered Ivan Graham’s (Issaquah Swim Team) time of 1:02.98 set in 2012… Thomas Andersonof King Aquatic Club set a new record in the Boys 15-16 100 meter backstroke based off the 57.38 leadoff leg of the 400 medley relay. The previous record was held by Ed Kim of Bellevue Club Swim Team at 57.94 set in 2012... Tommy Thach of King Aquatic Club set a new record in the Boys 15-16 200 meter individual medley. Thach's time of 2:06.98 betters the time of 2:08.48 set by Abrahm DeVine of Cascade Swim Club set in 2012... Todd McCarthy of Bellevue Club Swim Team set a new standard in the PNS 17-18 100 meter backstroke by recording a time of 57.61. The previous mark was held by Alexander Hoff of King Aquatic Club at 57.62 set in 2008.