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WAVES Athletes at Summer Nationals
Athletes developed in the WAVES program, competing in USA Swimming long course National Championships
 13 WAVES athletes developed to summer Nationals since 2004!
 

2018 - Nationals - Irvine, California

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2017 - Nationals, World Championship Trials - Indianapolis

2 First time Nationals competitors: Eliot Kennedy, Noelle Peplowski

  • Grace Ariola, age 17, 18-under National Champion 50 BK, 50 FS
    • A Finalist 50 BK, 6th
    • A Finalist 50 FS 8th
    • B Finalist 100 BK, 11th
    • C Finalist 100 FS, 17th (winner)
  • Noelle Peplowski, age 17, 200 BS 35th, 100 BS 42nd, 50 BS 44th
  • Eliot Kennedy, age 14, 800 FS 38th
  • Melissa Pish, age 17, 200 FS 60th, 100 FS 63rd

2016 - Olympic Trials - Omaha, Nebraska

  • Grace Ariola, age 16, semifinalist, 9th, 100 BK, (also 50 FS, 100 FS, 200 BK)
  • Melissa Pish, age 16, 200 FS, 400 FS, 800 FS

2015 - San Antonio, Texas

2 WAVES developed athletes returning for finals at Nationals:

  • Grace Ariola, age 15, 200 BK ("B" finalist); 100 BK ("C" finalist)
  • Melissa Pish, age 15, 200 FS ("C" finalist"); 400 FS ("C finalist); 100 FS

2014 - Irvine, California

2 First time Nationals competitors:

  • Melissa Pish, age 14, 200 FS ("C" finalist); 100 FS
  • Grace Ariola, age 14, 200 BK ("C" finalist)

2013 - Irvine, California

2012 - Olympic Trials - Omaha, Nebraska


2011 - Palo Alto, California

5 WAVES developed athletes competing at Nationals: 

  • Lindsay Gendron, age 18; (8th, 200 FS)
  • Caitlin Hamilton, age 20
  • Jacob Hanson, age 20
  • Matt Houser, age 20
  • Lissa Tommerdahl, age 21

2010 - Irvine, California

2 First time Nationals competitiors:

  • Jacob Hanson, age 19
  • Lissa Tommerdahl, age 20

4 Other WAVES-developed athletes competing at Nationals:

  • Monica Drake, age 19
  • Caitlin Hamilton, age 19
  • Emily Hanson, age 22
  • Matt Houser, age 19

2009 - Indianapolis

1 First time Nationals competitor:

  • Lindsay Gendron, age 16

2 Other WAVES developed athletes competing at Nationals:

  • Monica Drake, age 18
  • Caitlin Hamilton, age 18

2008 - Olympic Trials - Omaha, Nebraska

4 WAVES developed athletes competing at Nationals:

  • Monica Drake, age 17 
  • Caitlin Hamilton, age 17
  • Emily Hanson, age 20
  • Matt Houser, age 17

2007 - Indianapolis

1 WAVES developed athlete competing at Nationals:

  • Monica Drake, age 16

2006 - Irvine, California

2 WAVES developed athletes competing at Nationals:

  • Monica Drake, age 15
  • Caitlin Hamilton, age 15

2005 - Irvine, California

3 First time Nationals competitors:

  • Monica Drake, age 14; (8th 1500 FS)
  • Caitlin Hamilton, age 14
  • Emily Hanson, age 17

2004 - Palo Alto, California

2 First time Nationals competitors:

  • Jamie Engan, age 15
  • Colleen McReynolds, age 14

 

1970s-1980s-1990s: no Nationals competitors from the community of Bloomington-Normal (all teams).

1960s: most recent Nationals competitors from Bloomington-Normal community.