June 8, 2020
SWMKE is excited to announce two more World Class Speakers in the SWMKE Zoom Guest Speaker Series. Zach Harting Is scheduled on Friday, 6/12 from 4:00-5:00 PM and Bethany Galat is scheduled on Saturday, 6/27 from 11:00-12:00.
Some of Zach's highlights include:
World University Games 2017
Harting was part of the gold medal 4×100 freestyle and medley relays. He also qualified for the semifinals in the 200 butterfly (9th, 1:58.04) and 100 butterfly (12th, 53.23).
2018 U.S. National Championships
Harting was the runnerup in the 200 butterfly (1:55.11), qualifying him for the 2018 Pan Pac Championships and putting him on his first ever USA “A” team. Harting also finished sixth in the 100 butterfly (52.00). He also finished 28th in the 200 freestyle (1:49.83).
2018 Pan Pacific Championships
Harting kept his momentum into Pan Pacs, using his patented back half to touch for bronze in the 200 fly in Tokyo with yet another new best time (1:55.01).
ISL – DC Trident
On June 11, 2019, Zach Harting was announced as a member of the DC Trident ISL team, headed by GM Kaitlin Sandeno.
Some of Bethany Galat's highlights include:
2016 Olympic Trials (Omaha, Nebraska)
Galat had a long course breakout meet at the 2016 Olympic Trials in Omaha. On Day 1, she came less than a second away from making her first olympic team, touching 3rd at the wall in the 400 IM (4:37.69).
3 days later, Galat was back in the 200 IM final, finishing 6th overall in 2:12.82. 2 days later, she raced in the 200 breast final, where she again touched in 3rd place (2:24.52), just missing the team for a 2nd time.
2017 US World Team Trials (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Galat built on her long course successes from 2016 at the 2017 World Champ trials. In the 400 IM, she qualified for the final out of prelims, but was ultimately disqualified in the final.
The next day, Galat is quoted as having a fire in her heart for the 200 breast. She finished the second half of the 200m breaststroke strong to place second and make the US World Championship Team.
Her time of 2:22.24 was just behind winner Lilly King’s 2:21.83. On the last day of competition, she swam in the 200 IM final and touched at 5th (2:12.66) overall.
2017 FINA World Championships (Budapest, Hungary)
Day six in the final of the 200m breaststroke, Galat (2:21.77) was in 7th at the 150-mark, but turned it on in the last 50 meters to reach in and out-touch China’s Shi Jinglin (2:21.93) for silver. Team USA’s 100m breaststroke champ Lilly King had the early lead, but fell off the pace towards the end to finish just off the podium in 2:22.10.
2018 U.S. National Championships (Irvine, California)
Galat was the runnerup in the 200 breaststroke (2:23.32) and placed eighth in the 50 breaststroke (31.19) and recording a 30.99 in the prelims.
She also finished 11th overall in the 200 IM (third in the B final, 2:12.64), 15th in the 400 IM (4:47.81) and 35th in the 200 butterfly (2:14.28).
2018 Pan Pacific Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
In Tokyo, Galat swam the 100 (1:06.41) and 200 breast (2:24.18), where she qualified for the B-final and finished 9th in both.
Since Micah Sumrall swam a faster time in the 200 then Galat’s time from Nationals, Galat did not qualify for the 2019 World Championship team, but instead made the 2019 Pan American team.
2018 Short Course World Championships (Hangzhou, China)
Galat placed 2nd in the 200 breast in Hangzhou, touching for silver in 2:18.62 behind American teammate Annie Lazor.
ISL – DC Trident
On June 11, 2019, Bethany Galat was announced as a member of the DC Trident ISL team, headed by GM Kaitlin Sandeno.
2019 Pan American Games (Lima, Peru)
In Lima, Galat swam the 200 breast, where she won a silver medal (2:21.84) behind her teammate Annie Lazor.