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WAVES Athletes at Summer Nationals
Athletes developed in the WAVES program, competing in USA Swimming summer long course National Championships
 14 WAVES athletes developed to summer Nationals since 2004
  • Noelle Peplowski
  • Eliot Kennedy
  • Grace Ariola
  • Melissa Pish
  • Justin Wolfe
  • Jacob Hanson
  • Lissa Tommerdahl
  • Matt Hauser
  • Lindsay Gendron
  • Monica Drake
  • Caitlin Hamilton
  • Emily Hanson
  • Jamie Engan
  • Colleen McReynolds

2020 - Olympic Trials - Omaha, Nebraska


2019 - Nationals - Palo Alto, California

2 WAVES developed athletes competing at Nationals:

  • Noelle Peplowski, age 19, B final 200 BS, 14th; also 100 BS, 200 IM
  • Melissa Pish, age 19,100 FS, 200 FS

2018 - Nationals - Irvine, California

  • Grace Ariola, age 18, 18-under National Champion 50 FS
    • A final 50 FS, 4th
    • B final 50 BK, 12th
    • C final 100 BK, 17th (heat winner)
    • D final 50 BF, 28th
    • D final 100 FS, 28th
    • 100 BF

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 final 50 BK, 6th
    • A final 50 FS 8th
    • B final 100 BK, 11th
    • C final 100 FS, 17th (heat winner)
  • Noelle Peplowski, age 17, 200 BS, 100 BS, 50 BS
  • Eliot Kennedy, age 14, 800 FS
  • Melissa Pish, age 17, 100 FS, 200 FS

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

  • Grace Ariola, age 15, B final 200 BK, C final 100 BK
  • Melissa Pish, age 15, C final 200 FS, C final 400 FS, also 100 FS

2014 - Irvine, California

2 first time Nationals competitors

  • Melissa Pish, age 14, C final 200 FS, also 100 FS
  • Grace Ariola, age 14, C final 200 BK

2013 - Irvine, California

2012 - Olympic Trials - Omaha, Nebraska

First time WAVES developed athlete competing at Nationals: Justin Wolfe, age 21


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 competitors: 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

Other WAVES 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

  • Monica Drake, age 16

2006 - Irvine, California

  • 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 previous Nationals competitors from Bloomington-Normal community.