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Weather delay didn’t stop the WAVES from continuing great performances at the Capital City Classic in Springfield. Fourteen athletes competed over three days at the Nelson Center outdoor 50-meter pool. While competing in seventy-six events, WAVES produced fifty-two seasonal best times and twelve championship qualifiers! ‘Top Ten” Izzy Aviles - 1st place: 100 BK/50 FL, 2nd place: 50 BK, 50 FR, 5th place: 100/200 FR Sara Karthikeyan - 5th place: 50 FR, 7th place: 50 FL/200 FR, 8th place: 100 FR, 10th place 50 BK Eli Nord -7th place: 200...

Fishers, Indiana showcased our athletes’ many talents as the WAVES placed twelfth overall out of twenty teams in attendance in the FAST 500 Invitational. With seven swimmers in attendance, WAVES competed in forty-four events, nine new events, along with an outstanding twenty-five seasonal best times. Izzy Aviles and Josh Fujimoto finish strong while swimming away with two first-place finishes each. ‘Top Ten” Izzy Aviles - 1st place: 50/100 BK, 2nd place: 100 FL/200 FR/50 FR, 3rd place: 200 IM, 5th place: 400 FR Josh Fujimoto - 1st place: 400/800 FR,...

WAVES’ first travel meet for the 2022 summer season took place in Carmel, Indiana with six swimmers in attendance competing in 35 individual events, seven of which were new swims, swimming away with thirty-two best times. WAVES placed 6th overall out of eight teams in the 2022 CSC Spring Fling swim meet. Congratulations to Chloe Todd on competing in her first WAVES long course swim meet! ‘Top Five” Izzy Aviles - 1st in the 50 BK and 50 FL, 2nd place - 200 IM, 50 FR. and 3rd in the...

Congratulations to Emily Hanson (Byers), Illinois Swimming Hall of Fame member, announced in the inaugural class of 2020, for her accomplishments in Open Water Swimming. Emily represented USA in the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy; the 2010 FINA Open Water World Championships in Roberval, Quebec, Canada; and in FINA Open Water Grand Prix races in China, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Dubai. She was a member of the USA Swimming National Team in 2009-2010, and 2010-2011. She was a WAVES team member from age 10 to 18. Then competed...