Hallowell & Micin to Compete at Short Course Nationals

Top American swimmers, including members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swim Team, will compete at the 2009 AT&T Short Course National Championships, December 3-5. Bellevue Club Swim Team swimmers Ethan Hallowell and Niko Micin will be right in the mix racing some of the world’s best.

Among the swimmers expected to compete are U.S. Olympians Rebecca Soni (Plainsboro, N.J.), Margaret Hoelzer (Huntsville, Ala.), Eric Shanteau ( Lilburn , Ga ), Dana Vollmer ( Granbury , Texas ), and Katie Hoff ( Towson , Md . ). The competition will be held at the Weyerhaueser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.     

 Additional Olympians competing at Short Course Nationals include Olympic gold medalists Garrett Weber-Gale (
Milwaukee , Wis . ) and Peter Vanderkaay ( Rochester , Mich . ), World Championship silver medalist Tyler Clary ( Riverside , Calif. ), Olympic bronze medalist Caroline Burckle ( Louisville , Ky . ) and Worlds bronze medalist Kasey Carlson ( Walnut Creek , Calif. ). Jessica Hardy ( Long Beach , Calif. ), who just took home the FINA World Cup female title, will also swim in the meet.  Japanese Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Kitajima, who won both the 100m and 200m breast at the 2008 Olympics, will be back in the water in Federal Way .