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Derek Young

Swimming at the IE VS Apple Capital Open SMAC’s 11-12 mixed 400 medley relay established a new National Age Group record. Shaw Nishizawa (12), Ben Scott (12), Ella Jablonski (12), and Moira Williams (12) combined for a 4:49.55 taking nearly six seconds off the benchmark time. Mixed relays have only been recognized for National Age Group records since September 2018 and this is the first time the benchmark has been eclipsed. The relay was led off by Nishizawa with a 1:15.80, followed by Scott in 1:23.45, Jablonski in 1:06.15, and...

Tommy Cunningham

Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet 2019 Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club athlete’s went to Vancouver, BC last weekend to compete at the Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet. It was a good early season meet where our athletes got to race some fast competition.This meet featured the US and the Canadian Jr National team as well as athletes from the National team. Our athletes learned from every race and it was great to see every athlete get behind each other at finals. Top 30 finishers: Warren Briggs: 800 free 13th...

Tommy Cunningham

Developing Champions A coach of an NBA team comes into the locker room and tells the team at the beginning of the season “we’re going to win the NBA championship.” The team gets fired up and gets excited about the idea of winning it all. There’s a problem with this though. EVERY team in the NBA has the same goal. Only one team can win the whole thing. Typically, the teams that win it all have the same goal but a different process on how to do it. Championship teams...

Tommy Cunningham

Tyler Lu was recognized on SwimSwam as their 6th ranked recruit for the class of 2021.  Here is the link: https://swimswam.com/way-too-early-recruit-ranks-boys-high-school-class-of-2021/ Great job Tyler! 

Luke Stocker

Congratulations to all Seattle Metropolitan swimmers on becoming Age Group Regional Champions. Over the course of 4-days, Seattle swimmers battled approximately 126 teams from 5 states for the coveted Age Group Regional Championship title.  SMAC walked away victorious, winning the meet with a combined 1085.5 points (447.5 points ahead of 2nd place).  In addition to winning the combined team title, they also walked away with first place finishes on the women’s & men’s division. Congratulations to the following SMAC Age Group Regional Event Champions: Lauren McCain         ...

Tommy Cunningham

Sr Sectionals 2019 recap Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club finished in a strong 3rd place for Combined, Women’s, and Men’s Scoring. It’s a great start for SMAC’s first Sr Sectional meet as a team. Only the beginning of great things to come. Point Scorers: Warren Briggs 1000 free 6th 9:20.71 200 fly 16th 1:51.32 200 free 21st 1:40.88 500 free 10th 4:32.71 1650 free 8th 15:40.37 Maisy Barbosa 200 fly 21st 2:06.22 400 im 15th 4:25.31 100 back 16th 56.23 200 back 16th 2:02.84 Valerie Barreto 200 fly 20th 2:04.04 100...

Tommy Cunningham

Another successful SMAC meet! Our fourth team hosted meet this season! We put on this one-day meet in effort to give our athletes one more opportunity to qualify for Senior Sectionals and Regionals, and the swimmers did just that! 17 new AGR cuts achieved in a quick 90 minute meet! Congrats to all the swimmers! We are looking forward to Championship Season.   Here are a few highlights:   Kyle Cobden 100 breast Lane Gooding 50 free Cole Liffman 100 back Cat Andrews 100 back Helena Dahk 100 back London Ferry 50 Fly Jake Hanley 50 Free Jeanette Zhao 50 Back, 100...

Tommy Cunningham

Great weekend down at Roger’s High School for 2019 PN February Divisionals. Thank you to all the parents, officials, volunteers, coaches, and, swimmers for the countless hours that are required for a successful meet. 28 new Age Group Regional time standards were achieved! Some were first’s and some exceeded Regionals and achieved Western Age Group Zone cuts. Way to go SMAC! Here were the individual highlights: Paul Gelinas- 400 IM, 200 Fly, 200 BK, 50 FR Jaden Ma – 100 & 200 BR Hailey Weiler - 100 fly, 200 Bk...

Tommy Cunningham

WIAA State Top 16 finishers: 2a: Warren Briggs: 200 Free 1:41.90 2nd, 500 Free 4:36.52 1st, 200 Free Relay 3rd, 400 Free Relay 7th Jarod Schahrer: 200 Medley Relay 4th, 100 Back 53.00 4th, 400 Free Relay 5th Alex Nguyen: 200 Medley Relay 5th, 200 IM 2:08.99 16th Amon Rittenberg: 200 Medley Relay 5th, 200 IM 2:04.15 6th, 100 Fly 53.62 4th, 200 Free Relay 3rd 3a: Yatin Kukreja: 200 Free 1:49.89 14th, 500 Free 4:48.58 9th, 200 Free Relay 12th, 400 Free Relay 11th Alex Edwards: 200 Medley Relay...

Tommy Cunningham

WIAA Boy's State is Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th. 2a starts Friday at 9:45am and starts Saturday at 9:15am. 3a starts Friday at 2:00pm and starts Saturday at 2:10pm. 4a starts Friday at 6:30pm and starts Saturday at 7:00pm. Athletes competeing at State: 2a: Warren Briggs, Jarod Schahrer, Alex Nguyen, Amon Rittenberg 3a: Yatin Kukreja, Alex Edwards, Nathan Hayes, Zach Leary-Bignan, Max Cross, Justin Wang, Jaden Zhang, Max Mahony-Schaffer, Jack McGrath, Vin Fetty, Anders Pearson, Alec Gooding, Conner Zhang, Remy Freeman, Ethan Ling, Cole Andrews, Samuel Sproule, Logan...