11-14 State Championships Review

"Wow" what a weekend of swimming. Not only did we have many outstanding swims at the 11-14 State Championships we also witnessed two Bend Swim Club records broken and one of them broken by three different swimmers. The first was swam by Alexis Williams in the 13-14 girls 50 free with a time of 24.65 and along with that a State Championship. The second record to fall was swam by Kaitlyn McMorrow in the 100 free with a time of 53.44, racing in a swim off for finals. Later that evening swimming in finals of the 13-14 girls 100 free the record was once again broken by Bridget Sortor and Alexis Williams but ultimately the record was Bridget’s with a winning and a record setting swim of 51.19. 
Way to go Kaitlyn, Alexis and Bridget!

On the team side of things, the Bend Swim Club was 4th overall, 2nd and on the girl’s side beating perennial powerhouse Tualatin Hills for the first time. There was fun to had by all and I am very proud of every swimmer that competed. Whether you where at the meet or not it takes teammates to help everyone achieve their goals. We can work with each other or against each other, the results are proof enough for me to prove that we are a TEAM. We care for the swimmers, behind, beside and in front of us.

Way to go Bend Swim Club!

Congratulations to our 11-14 State Championship Team

  • Swimmers Placing Top 8 in Finals are Highlighted

Ella Bartlett, Adi Bennett, Sofia Bergamasco, John Billowitz, Anna Brantley, Emma Bronson, Daniella Dispenza, Brecken Egeland, Landon Egeland, Liam Gillman, Jacquelyn Horning, Clara Husaby, Ginger Kiefer, River Kiefer, Skye Knox, Landon Lefeber, Sienna Lefeber, Addy Malone, Kaitlyn McMorrow, Ava Metzger, Emma Miriovsky, Holden Short, Bridget Sortor, Ava Swigart, Maddie Thornton, Alexis Tujo, Ayla Vodak, Kaspar Warnock, Kian Warnock, Kinley Wigle, Alexis Williams, Elizabeth Williams, Rebekah Williams  

Individual State Champions

  • Liam Gilman, Ginger Kiefer, Bridgett Sortor, Alexis Williams, Kinley Wigle, Maddie Thornton

Relay Champions

  • 13-14 Girls 400 Free Relay: Ginger Kiefer, Clara Husaby, Bridget Sortor, Alexis Williams