FEDERAL WAY — This weekend is the culmination of the 2019 girls swimming season as the state’s best gather at the King County Aquatic Center for the 1A/2A, 3A and 4A state meets.
The meet takes place over the course of two days, Friday, Nov. 15 (prelims) and Saturday, Nov. 16 (finals).
Here are some local swimmers to watch.
Amanda Ashmore, Central Kitsap: The Cougars sophomore finished sixth in the 3A 100 butterfly and seventh in the 3A 100 breaststroke as a freshman last year. She captured a district title in the 100 fly two weeks ago and has the 15th best seed time heading into preliminaries. Ashmore also has the ninth best time in the breaststroke.
Dani Bodlorick, Bremerton: A good all-around swimmer, Bodlorick will compete in the 100 breaststroke where she has the ninth best seed time as well as the 200 IM in her final 2A state meet.
Ava Harris, North Kitsap: Vikings sophomore won the 100 fly at districts and placed 11th in this event last year at state. Harris has the sixth-best seed time this year, 1:01.37.
Layna Hart, North Kitsap: A sprinter, Hart will compete in the 50 and 100 freestyle events at state. She’s coming off a second place finish at districts in the 50 free and has the ninth best seed time.
Eleanor Hebard, Central Kitsap: Hebard has her work cut out for her in a deep field for the 3A 50 and 100 freestyle events. The sophomore has the 15th best seed time in both events.
Brianna Hoffman, North Kitsap: Hoffman is the defending state champ in the 200 freestyle and also finished second in the 500 free style last year. She comes in with the fourth (200) and sixth (500) best seed times in those events after winning both at the district meet.
Genevieve Nolet, North Kitsap: The junior qualified with the ninth best time in the 100 butterfly after tying for fourth at districts.
Kyla Schroeder, North Kitsap: Schroeder took second at the district meet in the 100 breaststroke and has the seventh best seed time at state.
Loren Swaney, Klahowya: Eagles’ distance swimmer will participate in the 1A/2A 500 freestyle after finishing fifth at districts.
Valencia Tang, Bremerton: Knights senior enters the 2A state 100 butterfly event with the 10th-best seed time.
Sascha Winterowd, Olympic: Trojans freshman has already made a splash and will swim the 200 and 500 freestyle events at state.
North Kitsap 200 and 400 freestyle relays: Long a staple of North Kitsap’s most successful teams, the Vikings 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams have the second and fourth best seed times heading into the state meet.