Five Club Olympia swimmers received “Top Ten in the State of Indiana” certificates for 2018-19 at last weekend’s Indiana Swimming annual meeting.
Brady Beyer, who ended the year ranked fifth in the country for 13-14-year-old boys in the 200-meter breaststroke and 15th in the 400-meter individual medley, led the way with 12 top-10 finishes, including the top ranking in Indiana in five events — the 200-yard breaststroke, 100- and 200-meter Breaststroke and the 200- and 400-meter IM. Beyer also was third in the 200-yard breaststroke; fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke and 800-meter freestyle; sixth in the 200-yard IM, 1,000-yard freestyle and 200-meter butterfly and 10th in the 1,500-meter Freestyle.
Nalanie Cortez has 14 top-10 finishes in the 13-14 Girls age group, including first in the 200-meter butterfly and 1,500-meter freestyle. Cortez also was second in the 200-yard butterfly and 200-meter freestyle, third in the 400-meter freestyle, fourth in the 200- and 1,000-yard freestyle, fifth in the 100-meter butterfly, sixth in the 100-yard and 100-meter freestyle, eighth in the 50-yard freestyle and ninth in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard IM.
Rachel Sabotin also achieved 14 top-10 rankings, finishing second in the 17-18 Girls 400-meter IM, third in the 200-meter IM, fourth in the 200-meter butterfly, fifth in the 1,500-meter freestyle, seventh in the 100-meter butterfly and 400-yard IM, eighth in the 200-yard butterfly and IM, and 10th in the 400-meter freestyle. Before turning 17 in January, Sabotin swam times that ranked her third in the 15-16 age group in the 200-yard butterfly and 400-yard IM, fourth in the 200-meter butterfly, eighth in the 200-yard IM, and 10th in the 500- and 1,650-yard freestyle.
Misha Machavariani ended the year ranked seventh in the 11-12 Boys 100-meter breaststroke, ninth in the 50-meter breaststroke and 10th in the 200 IM.
Erica Samuel achieved top-10 rankings for the first time, finishing 10th in both the 1,000- and 1,650-yard freestyle events.