May 18, 2020
Montana Swimming is proud to announce Catherine Russo of the Bozeman Brookies and Peter Thompson of the Billings Aquatic Club have been named the 2020 Montana Swimming male and female athletes of the year.
Catherine Russo, a standout swimmer for the Bozeman Brookies (BMA) and for Butte High School, qualified for the 2021 US Olympic Trials - Swimming in the 100 meter butterfly. She will attend Ohio State University this fall. She also qualified for the USA Swimming Scholastic All America team. Catherine is coached by Caty Flikkema.
Peter Thompson, a standout swimmer for the Billings Aquatic Club, qualified for the 2021 US Olympic Trials - Swimming in the 1500 meter freestyle. An outstanding long distance swimmer Peter was also named to the USA Swimming Junior National Open Water team after his top performances at the US Open Water Nationals last summer. He also qualified for the USA Swimming Scholastic All America team. Peter is coached by Sean Marshall.
Congratulations Catherine and Peter!