Girls swimming

Mary Clarke swims in the 100 Yard Freestyle during the 3A Girls State Swim & Dive Championship on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 in Federal Way, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Pair of local sophomores win titles at state swim and dive

Snohomish’s Mary Clarke wins the 3A 50 freestyle and Kamiak’s Claire Smith takes the 4A butterfly crown.

 

Snohomish's Mary Clark competes in the 50 Yard Freestyle during the swim meet against Glacier Peak on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State girls swim preview: Top local swimmers, divers, teams

A look at the top local contenders in this weekend’s girls swim and dive state championships.

 

Monroe's Mia Grove hugs Snohomish's Mary Clarke for breaking the meet record in the 100 yard freestyle during the 3A District Championships Saturday afternoon the at the Snohomish Aquatic Center on November 6, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Clarke stars, leads Snohomish to 3A district swim team title

The Panthers sophomore sets Class 3A District 1 meet records in the 100-yard and the 50 freestyle.

 

Glacier Peak's Lily Lao, left, and Alexa Sullivan celebrate a one two finish in the 200 yard freestyle Saturday afternoon during the 4A Girls District Championships at the Snohomish Aquatic Center on November 6, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Glacier Peak races to 4A District 1 girls swimming team title

The Grizzlies finish 101 points ahead of Jackson to capture their first district title since moving to 4A.

Glacier Peak's Lily Lao, left, and Alexa Sullivan celebrate a one two finish in the 200 yard freestyle Saturday afternoon during the 4A Girls District Championships at the Snohomish Aquatic Center on November 6, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak and Snohomish swimmers cheer on their teammates on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GP beats Snohomish in first swimming meet between the programs

The closely knit teams, who for years practiced together, compete against each other for the first time.

Glacier Peak and Snohomish swimmers cheer on their teammates on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The start of the 400 yard freestyle relay Tuesday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on September 21, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The start of the 400 yard freestyle relay Tuesday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on September 21, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Monroe's Trey Lane runs the ball during the game against Lake Stevens on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Monroe's Trey Lane runs the ball during the game against Lake Stevens on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish's Kendall Bensen competes in the 100 yard back stroke finishing sixth Saturday evening during the 3A Girls Swim & Dive Championship at King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way on November 16, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Local girls swimmers, divers earn All-Wesco marks

The league held a virtual meet to honor athletes from its Class 4A, 3A North and 3A South divisions.

Snohomish's Kendall Bensen competes in the 100 yard back stroke finishing sixth Saturday evening during the 3A Girls Swim & Dive Championship at King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way on November 16, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish's Kayli Kersavage competes in the 1 meter diving Saturday evening during the 3A Girls Swim & Dive Championship at King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way on November 16, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Top prep swimmers, divers in Wesco this season

Results are from the Wesco ladder time trials.

Snohomish's Kayli Kersavage competes in the 1 meter diving Saturday evening during the 3A Girls Swim & Dive Championship at King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way on November 16, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Shorecrest’s Mia Sanchez, top, and Elle Howson take off from the blocks as the girls swim team practices at a four-lane outdoor pool at Sheridan Beach Community Club on Tuesday in Lake Forest Park . The Shoreline Pool closed down when COVID hit and left the Shoreline School District without an indoor facility to practice at. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Area girls swimmers and divers persevere through obstacles

The student-athletes have stayed positive despite numerous changes brought on by the pandemic.

Shorecrest’s Mia Sanchez, top, and Elle Howson take off from the blocks as the girls swim team practices at a four-lane outdoor pool at Sheridan Beach Community Club on Tuesday in Lake Forest Park . The Shoreline Pool closed down when COVID hit and left the Shoreline School District without an indoor facility to practice at. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
WIAA gives option to delay start of sports until December

WIAA gives option to delay start of sports until December

An updated plan moves girls swimming to Season 3 and makes fall cross country an alternate season.

WIAA gives option to delay start of sports until December
Samaya Morin spikes the ball at a Lake Stevens volleyball practice last November. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Guidelines set for fall prep sports

WIAA outlines the requirements for practices, competitions, with the requirements varying by sport.

Samaya Morin spikes the ball at a Lake Stevens volleyball practice last November. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
3A state swim: Snohomish diver, Stanwood swimmer defend crowns

3A state swim: Snohomish diver, Stanwood swimmer defend crowns

Snohomish’s Kayli Kersavage wins her third diving title and Stanwood’s Jetlynn Hau repeats in the breaststroke.

3A state swim: Snohomish diver, Stanwood swimmer defend crowns
4A state swim: Jackson star captures 2 individual titles

4A state swim: Jackson star captures 2 individual titles

Jackson’s Mia Chang earns swimmer of the meet honors; Kamiak’s Elli Straume wins her first state crown.

4A state swim: Jackson star captures 2 individual titles
State girls swim & dive: Local swimmers, divers, teams to watch

State girls swim & dive: Local swimmers, divers, teams to watch

The state championships are Friday and Saturday at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

State girls swim & dive: Local swimmers, divers, teams to watch
Kamiak swimmer looks to cap decorated career on strong note

Kamiak swimmer looks to cap decorated career on strong note

Arizona State-bound Elli Straume has earned 12 state medals, including four top-three individual finishes.

Kamiak swimmer looks to cap decorated career on strong note

List of local qualifiers for girls swim & dive state championships

The state meets take place Friday and Saturday at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Stanwood swimmer Jetlynn Hau smiles after receiving her first-place state medal last year. The swim and dive state championships are among the highlights during this busy week of prep sports postseason action. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Hot Tickets: What to watch this week in prep sports

District volleyball, state girls swim and dive, and state girls soccer take center stage this week.

Stanwood swimmer Jetlynn Hau smiles after receiving her first-place state medal last year. The swim and dive state championships are among the highlights during this busy week of prep sports postseason action. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson reigns at 4A district swimming/diving championships
Jackson reigns at 4A district swimming/diving championships
Lake Stevens girls swim racking up wins — and lots of miles

Lake Stevens girls swim racking up wins — and lots of miles

Without a home pool this season, the Wesco North champion Vikings have logged roughly 2,000 miles.

Lake Stevens girls swim racking up wins — and lots of miles