Hailey Weiler, Ava Swigart Each Win Two Races at Washington 4A Girls HS States

2023 4A Washington Girls State Swim & Dive Champs

  • Novmber 9-11, 2023
  • King County Aquatics Center, Federal Way, Washington
  • Results
  • 2022 Champs: Newport

The Washington girls state meet was held this past weekend in Federal Way, Washington. 4A is the “large school” division. After finishing 6th as a team last year, Curtis Senior High School won by over 100 points this year.

Overall Team Scores:

  1. Curtis 301
  2. Jackson 171
  3. Kennedy Catholic 151.5
  4. Issaquah 148
  5. Kamiak 141

Despite only winning one individual event, Curtis went home with the win as a team. Their lone individual win came from junior Alexis Bernardo who won the 50 freestyle in a 24.31.

Bernardo also helped the team’s 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays to wins. The team of Takara Putt, May Guidoux, Trinity Link, and Bernardo swam to a final time of 1:48.61 in the 200 medley relay, winning by over three and a half seconds. Bernardo led off the 200 free relay that also featured Lauren Ledesma, Hayden Hoover, and Link. They swam a final time of 1:38.83.

On the individual end, two swimmers each earned two wins. Sophomore Ava Swigart of Lewis and Clark won the 200 free in a 1:51.82 and the 500 free in a 5:02.63. Both were personal best times.

Also winning two events was Hailey Weiler (Kennedy Catholic) who won the 200 IM in a 2:06.59 and the 100 backstroke in a 55.99. Last year, Weiley opted to swim the 200 IM and 100 fly and she finished 6th in the 200 IM (2:12.57) and 5th in the 100 fly (58.71). Weiler dominated both events this year, winning each by over two seconds.  Her best times in the events are a 55.76 in the 100 back and a 2:05.71 in the 200 IM both of which she swam this past winter during club season.

Senior Claire Smith of Kamiak won the 100 fly in a 56.14, just off of her personal best of a 55.86 which she swam during club season in March. Smith showed improvement over the last year as she was third in the event at this meet a year ago in a 56.95.

The other senior to earn an event win was Isabelle Parrish (Moses Lake) who won the 100 freestyle in a 52.19. After finishing second last year in a 52.04, Parrish captured the title this year by over a second.

Winning the 100 breaststroke was Kaitlyn Vu of Kennedy Catholic who swam a 1:03.38. Vu had a huge improvement over the last year as she was 4th in the event a year ago with a 1:05.78.

Kennedy Catholic closed the meet with a win in the 400 free relay as Avery Jackson, Lucy LaBella, Vu, and Weiler combined fro a final time of 3:35.39 to win by over two seconds.

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3 months ago

What has happened to WA swimming?

swim mom
Reply to  JimSwim22
3 months ago

WA 3A girls results were a lot faster, but not reported on SwimSwam.

swim mom 2
Reply to  JimSwim22
3 months ago

Adding – the 3A meet was faster but also many of the National level girls were given very little rest for State due to upcoming Winter Junior Nationals.

3 months ago

Not the fastest state meet, but a fun one – the 500 free came down to a final touch!

Curious George
Reply to  neffry
3 months ago


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