December 13, 2017
Ethan Harder (BAC) had an absolute MONSTER Finals swim in his 200 yard backstroke with a winning time of 1:43.04 at the 2017 USA Swimming Winter Junior Nationals West in Iowa City, Iowa! His swim broke the Montana State & BAC Team Records and is two seconds under the National Championship qualifying time.
At this meet both Ethan and Katharine Berkoff (MAC), became the first ever Montana Junior National Champions! Katharine won the women's 100 yard backstroke title at the meet.
Ethan also took 10th place in the 100 yard back at finals at Juniors Nationals going a 48.19 and lowering his Montana State & BAC team records as well as 11th place in the 200 IM going a 1:48.02 and breaking the previous Montana State Record by almost three seconds! Ethan swam the 200 IM at last year's 2016 Junior Nationals and was ranked 133rd. He wrapped up his Junior National meet taking 15th place in the 200 yard butterfly also.
Consistent hard work definitely pays off. Congratulatios Ethan!
Coach Sean Marchall (BAC) presented the medals during the men's 200 yard backstroke award ceremony.