Juneau, Alaska - Just one meet remains in the Glacier Swim Club summer season, the Western Zone Age Group Championships in Lewisville, Texas which began today and runs through Saturday.
The championships are a western region all-star meet for 14 and younger swimmers. Each state’s local swim committee put together an all-star team to compete.
Glacier Swim Club’s Emma Fellman, Pacific Ricke and Matthew Plang were selected to be on Team Alaska.
GSC recently competed in the Western Section Speedo Sectionals on July 15-18 in Austin, Texas.
The meet was a senior open championship meet qualifying swimmers from local swim committees in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Inland Empire, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Snake River, Utah and Wyoming.
The meet is the first step toward national competitions such as state, sectional, junior national, national and world champs.
Caleb Peimann, age 18, PJ Foy, 15, and Micah Grigg, 19, competed.
According to a GSC newsletter Peimann hit lifetime best times in five out of six events in the backstroke. Foy had a breakout meet swimming all lifetime best times, placing 21st in the 800 free, 18th in the 200 breast, 12th in the 100 breast, 32nd in the 200 IM, and 32nd in the 50 free. Foy also broke Alaska State Records in the 15/16 boys 800 free, open boys 800 free, 15/16 boys 100 breast and 15/16 boys 200 breast.
On July 23-25 the GSC attended the Alaska Summer Champs at Anchorage’s Bartlett Pool. The state’s only 50 meter swim meet in Alaska this year.
Currently the GSC will be offering tryouts for new swimmers on August 11 at Augustus Brown Pool beginning at 10:30 a.m. and also at Dimond Park Aquatic Center on August 12, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Contact coach Scott Griffith at 957-1815 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Above - GSC's Chaz Van Slyke in the 100 meter fly at Summer Champs.