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Futures/Champs Wrap-Up

UPAC sent swimmers to two high level swim meets over the past weekend.

In Federal Way, UPAC had over 30 swimmers participate at the 14&U Pacific Northwest Swimming Championships. PNS Champs is the highest level of Age Group swimming exclusive to members of Pacific Northwest Swimming. As a team, UPAC placed 7th overall out of over 50 teams in Pacific Northwest Swimming. Congratulations to all swimmers who participated!

In Gresham, OR, 8 UPAC swimmers raced in the USAS West Futures Championships. Futures is the second of 5 steps on the USAS Championship Meet series that culminates with Senior Nationals/Olympic Trials. Qualifying and participating at this meet is a big step in the development of elite senior swimming. Keep up the great work!

Highlights between the two meets included:

At Futures, Patrick Keough broke the Boys 15-16 PNS record in the 100m Butterfly (55.08), which placed him second overall in the event. This means Patrick has swum the fastest 100m Fly EVER by 15-16 year old swimmers in Pacific Northwest Swimming. The record was previously held by Nathan Adrian. Patrick also placed second in the meet overall in his 200m Fly, and scored in the Boys 200m Free placing 10th overall. Congratulations Patrick!

3 UPAC Swimmers placed first overall in one or more Individual Events at 14&U Champs, solidifying themselves as PNS Champions! Gabi Bellin won the 13-14 Girls 50m Free (27.74) and 100m Free (59.73), Aiden Hammer won the 11-12 Boys 200m Free (2:13.31), 400m Free (4:41.52), 1500m Free (18:39.14), 200 Back (2:31.32), and 200 Fly (2:29.44), while Peyton Ross won the 13-14 Girls 100m Fly (1:05.66). Well done Champions!

David Idio achieved his first ever Senior Sectional qualifying time in the Men's 100m Backstroke (1:03.87). Sectionals is the first of five steps on the USAS Championship Meet Series that culminates with Senior Nationals/Olympic Trials. Great swim David!

Grant Bellin (10&U Boys) achieved his first ever Age Group Regional time standard in the 50m Fly (36.76) and 100m Fly (1:24.97). Age Group Regionals is the highest level of Age Group Competition exclusive to swimmers in the PN, OR, MT, IE, AK, HI, WY, and SR LSC's. Nice job Grant!

18 UPAC swimmers scored points (Top 16) at Champs in one or more events:

Gabi Bellin (13-14 Girls): 50 Free (1st), 100 Free (1st), 200 Free (3rd), 400 Free (7th), 1500 Free (11th)

Grant Bellin (10&U Boys): 200 Free (13th), 400 Free (3rd), 50 Back (13th), 50 Fly (4th), 100 Fly (5th)

Gretta Bellin (13-14 Girls): 100 Free (15th)

 Myla Doane (10&U Girls): 50 Free (8th), 100 Free (10th), 200 Free (7th), 400 Free (4th), 100 Fly (7th), 200 IM (5th)

William Forrest (11-12 Boys): 1500 Free (13th)

Aiden Hammer (11-12 Boys): 100 Free (4th), 200 Free (1st), 200 Free (1st), 400 Free (1st), 1500 Free (1st), 200 Back (1st), 200 Fly (1st)

David Idio (13-14 Boys): 50 Free (9th), 100 Back (9th)

Kinley Jones (11-12 Girls): 200 Back (16th)

Adam Kwon (13-14 Boys): 1500 Free (15th), 200 Fly (10th)

Yvy La (11-12 Girls): 100 Breast (2nd), 200 Breast (4th), 100 Fly (6th), 200 Fly (10th), 200 IM (2nd), 400 IM (3rd)

Trinity Link (13-14 Girls): 50 Free (8th), 100 Free (14th), 200 Free (14th)

Leilani Nguyen (10&U Girls): 400 Free (15th), 100 Back (15th)

Takara Putt (13-14 Girls): 100 Breast (4th), 200 Breast (3rd)

Theodore Putt (10&U Boys): 200 Free (8th), 400 Free (6th), 100 Breast (9th), 50 Fly (16th), 100 Fly (12th)

Peyton Ross (13-14 Girls): 200 Back (8th), 100 Fly (1st), 200 Fly (10th), 200 IM (12th)

Dima Serafimovici (11-12 Boys): 200 Free (10th), 400 Free (5th), 1500 Free (4th), 400 IM (7th)

Maxim Serafimovici (13-14): 400 Free (9th), 1500 Free (13th), 100 Breast (6th), 200 Breast (3rd), 400 IM (12th)

Conner Skiff (13-14 Boys): 400 Free (4th), 1500 Free (4th), 200 Fly (15th)


7 UPAC Swimmer achieve 100% Best Times across all of their entered events over the weekend:

Grant Bellin

Liam Cotter

William Forrest

Aiden Hammer

Maxim Serafimovici

Conner Skiff

Madison Sotomayor