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Island swimmers win big at Zones
FEDERAL WAY - Four Bainbridge Island Swim Club members were selected to represent Pacific Northwest Swimming at the Western Zones Age Group Championship meet.
The standout swimmers were Ian Lipton (age 10), Aron Markow (12), Jude Wenker (12), and Parker Bushey (14).
The Western Zones meet was held at King County Aquatic Center from Aug. 6 to Aug. 9 and featured top qualifying athletes from 13 western U.S. states.
The Pacific Northwest Swimming team took second place overall. Bainbridge Island Swim Club swimmers had many top finishes:
Ian Lipton, 10 & under boys: second place, 50-meter backstroke; second place, 100-meter backstroke; third place, 200-meter individual medley; fifth place, 50-meter freestyle; fifth place, 100-meter freestyle; and fifth place, 200-meter freestyle.
Aron Markow, 11-12 boys: fourth place, 50-meter breaststroke; 13th place, 50-meter backstroke; and 14th place, 100-meter breaststroke.
Jude Wenker, 11-12 boys: third place, 200-meter freestyle; fourth place, 50-meter freestyle; sixth place, 50-meter breaststroke; sixth place, 100-meter freestyle; seventh place, 200-meter breaststroke; and ninth place, 100-meter breaststroke.
Parker Bushey, 13-14 boys: 14th place, 100-meter freestyle.
All BISC swimmers were also chosen for PNS team relays.