March 27, 2017
MV Congratulates Wichita Swim Club member Astrid Dirkzwager on her selection to the 2017 National Diversity Select Camp. This USA Swimming sponsored camp selects 48 up and coming athletes to attend camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for 4 days. Among Astrid’s accomplishments resulting in this selection have included 2017 MV Short Course Champs High Point winner, 2016 Winter Junior Nationals qualifier (100 back, 200 back, 200 IM), 2017 Spring Sectionals 1st place 200 back in addition she has over the past year broken and re-broken 4 team records (all backstroke records). Astrid’s coach Alison Pick described her as a dedicated swimmer whose work ethic and attention to details are unmatched (except for one other swimmer - we all need someone to push us harder). She works hard every day and attends all practices. Her coaching staff is excited about what her future holds in swimming since she just recently turned 15 and is only a freshman. So, KUDOS to Astrid Dirkzwager.