Bluefish Teenagers Go 1-2-3 in Women’s 1500 Free at NE Senior Champs


  • July 12-16, 2018
  • Providence, RI (Brown University)
  • Live Results

It was a Bluefish Swim Club sweep in the women’s 1500 free, as Bluefish swimmers went 1-2-3 in the event. 15-year-old Summer Smith dropped huge time to win it in 17:01.47, dropping almost 45 seconds from her previous PR of 17:44.23. This is only the 4th time she’s logged a time in this event, according to USA Swimming’s database. Aislin Farris, just 13 years old, was 2nd in 17:19.69, while 15-year-old Erin Jachym was 3rd in 17:21.72.

Smith is the 6th-best 15-year-old in this event this year, while Farris is the 3rd-best 13-year-old in this event this year.

Bluefish was represented well in the men’s race, too, as 17-year-old Will Barao notched a 16:08.49 for the win. He touched ahead of Harvard’s Zach Snyder, who was 16:10.04 for 2nd, while 17-year-old Cole Kuster of Purple Valley Aquatics was 3rd in 16:11.93. Kuster is the son of Steve Kuster, a coach renowned in the NCAA’s Division III for heading the perennially successful Williams College programs in Massachusetts.


  • Bluefish won the women’s 800 free relay in 8:29.15, getting a 2:06.43 lead off from Megan Kramer.
  • The Bluefish team also topped the men’s relay, going 7:39.61 with a 1:52.02 lead off from Harrison Homans.

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I didn’t know God had a younger sister



Bluefish’s Josh Parent, 13, lowered his #1 ranked 1500m to 16:44 for 7th.

Brynn Wright led off the Bluefish 2nd place B relay with a 2:06.89, good for 6th in the country… the Bluefish boys B 800 Fr relay also finished 2nd.


I’m terrified. I have to race him soon

Coach Chackett

Great swimming by the Bluefish!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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