Katelyn Blattner of the Wichita Aqua Shocks (perhaps the best name for a swim club) is a rangy freestyler who can sprint as well as put up strong mid-distance swims.
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- 50 free – 24.57
- 100 free – 53.76
- 200 free – 1:51.49
- 500 free – 4:58.55
- 200 back – 2:04.66
Blattner swims for Wichita Heights High School as well. At the Kansas 5A State Championships, Blattner was a double state champ, taking both the 200 free and 500 free in best times. She also swam on two relays for Wichita Heights.
Gabrielle Limon is a distance freestyler/butterflier from the Golden West Swim Club in the Los Angeles area. She is a senior at Edison High School in Huntington Beach.
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- 500 free – 4:59.78
- 1650 free – 17:30.11
- 100 fly – 57.93
- 200 fly – 2:07.17
WHERE THEY FIT IN
Both Blattner and Limon are strong in the freestyle, and they would’ve each qualified for the 500 free C final at the 2016 Mountain West Championships. Limon will need to get closer to the 17-minute mark to score in the mile, though she’d have made the 200 fly C final with her lifetime best in that event.
Meanwhile, Blattner is at C final scoring level in her 200 free and is within striking range of scoring in the 200 back C final. Additionally, with her 200 free strength, Blattner is quick enough to make an immediate bid for a spot on Wyoming’s 800 free relay.
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