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Feb 4, 2019

2019 Winter Challenge Kamiak High School January 26-27   Congratulations to all BCST swimmers for a great showing at this year’s Winter Challenge.  I’m pretty certain it’s the first time BCST has ever scored over 10,000 points at a swim meet (we finished with 10,405).   There were several highlights along the way.  The following swimmers added some new regional times to their resumes:  Kian Curley (100 free), Piper Enge (200 Fly), Joy Felner (500 free), Nathan Hu (200 free), Camon Mann (100 free), Nathan Shaw (100 free), Justin Wu...

Jan 30, 2019

2019 Snowflake Classic   Congratulations to all of our nine and under swimmers who took part in the 2019 edition of our Snowflake Classic! Thank you to the BCST Boosters for putting on yet another great event, Cathy Curley for her work as the meet director, Rachel Sherrer as the meet referee, and of course all of our parent volunteers.   The youngest generation of BCST swimmers showed well with an abundance of Top 6 finishes, best times, and a comfortable team victory over second place Cascade Swim Club. Great...

Jan 16, 2019

2018 Washington State Senior Championships             WA State Senior Champs was the latest in a string of fantastic performances for our team. We started the four day weekend with some dominant performances by five National Group women: Amelia Girotto, Aneta Wyzga, Cayla Prophater, Nathalie Valdman, who secured third place overall, and Sarah DiMeco taking the win that first night. Rounding off the women was 13 year-old Kaitlyn Girotto who dropped almost 40 seconds. Jimmy Butler started his weekend right with a ten second drop and...

Jan 15, 2019

2018 Winter Junior Championships We knew going into Junior Nationals we were going to be good, but from the very first day of competition it was clear we were on track to swim better than expected. After four days of intense competition Bellevue Club left the meet with a combined second place award and a women’s second place award, better than any year in BCST history. GO BCST!             The first night saw our women’s relays come out swinging: Our 200 Medley Relays finished 5th and 7th and the A...

Dec 28, 2018

2018 PNS 14&Under Short Course Championships Congratulations to all the BCST swimmers who competed at this year’s PNS 14 & Under Short Course Championships.  The time standards for the meet this year were harder than ever, so just qualifying for the meet is in itself a big accomplishment.  Everyone should be proud of themselves for not only their performances, but also in all the work you have put in over the course of the season.  Your coaches are proud of you all! Bellevue Club finished second place overall, with the...

Dec 27, 2018

2018 Fall Divisional Champs Congratulations to all BCST swimmers on the finish of a great fall season.  BCST dominated the Fall Divisional Champ swim meet, taking first place with a final score of 2993 points.  The Poulsbo Piranha’s were a distant second with 1620, followed by third place Valley aquatics with 1538 points. BCST had swimmers littered throughout the results of both the Ten and Under Pentathlons and 11 and over finals.  In the eight year old girl’s pentathlon, Bella Wong took the first place honors, while Julia Kim (4th)...

Dec 11, 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a record-breaking season for BCST and our girls made quite the statement at their respective State Championships in November. The Bellevue Club girls have always represented well at State and this year saw the same swimmers continue to dominate along with some new faces to the team and quite a number of first-time qualifiers. It makes us so proud to see our athletes compete proudly for their schools and support their club teammates at the same time, and anybody watching the warmdown pool saw...

Nov 19, 2018

Bob Miller Sprint/Distance Classic   On November 3rd and 4th BCST swimmers got on the ferries and traveled over to Bainbridge Island for the annual Bob Miller Sprint/Distance Classic.  Fun Fact:  The honoree mentioned in the meet title (Bob Miller) was not only a former Head Coach for Bainbridge Island Swim Team, but before that coached the senior team for Bellevue Club for almost 15 years!  Bellevue Club swimmers represented themselves well over the weekend, with a ton of best times and great races.   16 BCST swimmers took first...

Nov 19, 2018

Pumpkin 400   This year’s pumpkin 400 offered the same enjoyment as we have grown accustomed to from this meet over the years. For some reason, when you offer a pumpkin pie to the winner of the event, swimmers competitiveness goes into overdrive, and it results in some of the best races of the year.    Apparently the Farinas family is a big fan of pumpkin pies, because they took home three of them.  Gabi won the 10 year old girls division, while Tico won for the 12 year old...

Oct 24, 2018

October Challenge 10/6-10/7 Another year of Challenge meets kicked off with this year’s October Challenge, held at the Mary Wayte pool on Mercer Island, where Bellevue Club joined Olympic Cascade Aquatics and Penguin Aquatics for a fun weekend of racing.  At the end of the weekend BCST ended up in first place with 8,545 points, easily more than doubling OCA’s second place finish of 3,667. There were many highlights over the weekend, with several PNS cuts being picked up along the way.  Eight BCST swimmers (Hope Enge, Piper Enge, Gabi...