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Peter Thompson Named Youth Male Athlete of the Year

Peter Thompson of the Billings Aquatic Club has been honored as the National Congress of State Games Youth Male Athlete of the Year. Peter, age 17, is a multi-sport athlete and competed in the 5K road race, triathlon, and of course swimming at the 2019 Big Sky State Games in Helena. He also qualified for the 2020 USA Olympic Trials in the 1500 free with a time of 15:35.51 while competing at the 2019 USAS Long Course Junior National Championships in Palo Alto, California, in August.

Peter has competed for eight years at Big Sky State Games and has won 14 medals over the past five years. At BSSG in July Peter won the 1500 free. Peter holds seven Montana Swimming state records in the 15-16 boys age group.

Congratulations Peter and to your coach, Sean Marshall!