Psych Sheets for 2019 Winter Juniors – West Championships

2019 SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – West

After this weekend’s long course U.S. Open Championships in Atlanta, the split Winter Junior Championships will host the country’s best 18 & under swimmers in yards competition – the more traditional course for this time of year. One of two Winter Junior Championship meets that split the country along the Mississippi River (and lake Michigan), the West championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington play foil to the East Championships, which will be held at Georgia Tech in the same pool that hosted the U.S. Open

Athletes must be aged 18 or younger on the first day of the meet to compete.

Among the swimmers scheduled to participate are Minneapolis native Isabelle Stadden. She is coming off a U.S. Open title in long course last week in the 200 meter backstroke thanks to a 2:08.49.

Even with the title, that swim was just Stadden’s 2nd-best time of the season in the event. If she follows through and races in Federal Way, then, there will probably be some natural tapering happening just from the cross-country travel (whether intended or not), so that could result in big swims.

Stadden is entered in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 200 back, 100 breast, and 200 IM at the meet.

Among other names entered in the WJW Championships on the girls’ side are #7 recruit in the class of 2020 Emma Sticklen, and the #5 recruit in the class of 2021 Ashley Strouse.

Kaitlyn Dobler is also a name to watch. She’s the top seed in both the 50 free and the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. She’s qualified well ahead of the rest of the field in the breaststroke races, so could get some clean water to improve her times of 59.25 and 2:11.25.

The boys’ entries include Aiden Hayes from Oklahoma, who is the 2nd-ranked high school junior recruit in the country. He’s scheduled to swim the 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 100 fly, and 200 fly, and is the top seed in the 50 free and 100 back.

Coby Carrozza from Longhorn Aquatics is also due for a big meet – he’s the #1 seed in the 100 and 500 frees, the #2 seed in the 200 free, and the #4 seed in the 200 fly.

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Mr Piano
1 year ago

Aquajets has dominated swimming here in Minnesota for a while now

Mnswim
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 year ago

With a world record holder (Regan Smith) I would say RIPTIDE is an up and coming program in Minnesota and they could gain a lot of traction. I understand swimming is not just a one man team. The Aquajets have had strong swimmers throughout the years.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Mnswim
1 year ago

Of course, Reagan is definitely the best in Minnesota. She’s been amazing to watch for years. I was just commenting after seeing the thumbnail. It was nice to see Stadden winning the 200 back a couple days ago.

Mnswim
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 year ago

It sure was! Minnesota has some great swimmers! It’s fun to watch 😁

No one
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 year ago

Not sure if ”daily” long course time trials is accurate. My understanding LCM is only Tuesday?

Laurie
Reply to  No one
1 year ago

That is correct. We are requesting an edit to the story.

NEWTOSWIMSWAM
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 year ago

Very pleased to see Riptide and other MN clubs doing well. I think it’s great for the sport of swimming in MN. In this summer’s LCM Senior State (15&O), Riptide as a team edged out short-handed Aquajets (without its large national group preparing for national meets) by less than 300 points, although Aqujets boys still won without its top national swimmers. But Aquajets again dominated the LCM age group (14&U) state with a commanding 4000+ points (Boys2311 + Gilrs1753), while the 2nd place Edina had a total of 1726 points, Riptide 5th with 1180 total points. In other words, Aquajets’ EACH gender would’ve won the State!! IMHO it will be a while for any club to catch Aquajets.

Laurie
1 year ago

Hello from the Jr’s West Host. One error above. Daily time trials are SCY-not LCM.

s owen
1 year ago

What platform is this meet on? Its not on Meet Mobil.

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