Club Olympia swimmers competed in four season-ending championships over the past two weeks.
At the national level, Rachel Sabotin competed in her first Junior Nationals in the pool on Aug. 1 in Irvine, California, and finished 46th in the 400 individual medley and 53rd in the 200 butterfly.
Regionally, at the Central Zone 14-and-under championships Aug. 2-5 in Geneva, Ohio, Nalanie Cortez and Brady Beyer represented Team Indiana. Cortez won the girls 200 freestyle in 2 minutesk, 8.27 seconds, the fastest time by a 13-14-year-old girl in Indiana this year and the 27th-fastest in the country by a 13-year-old girl.
Cortez also finished fourth in the 100 freestyle, fifth in the 400 freestyle, 15th in the 200 IM, 17th in the 50 butterfly and 22nd in the 50 freestyle. She also led off Team Indiana’s runner-up 400 freestyle relay team.
Beyer placed fourth in the 13-14 boys 200 breaststroke in 2:28.96, the fastest time by a 13-14-year-old boy in Indiana this year and the second-fastest in the nation by a 13-year-old boy. He also took ninth in the 100 breaststroke, 10th in the 400 IM, 11th in the 50 breaststroke and 31st in the 200 IM.
At the state level, four Club Olympians swam in the Indiana State Age Group Championships July 27-29 at IUPUI’s Indiana University Natatorium.
Beyer continued Club Olympia’s streak of having at least one age-group state champion by winning the 13-14 boys 200 breaststroke. He also finished third in the 400 IM, fourth in the 100 breaststroke, sixth in the 200 IM, 10th in the 800 freestyle and 21st in the 400 freestyle.
Cortez placed second in the 13-14 girls 200 freestyle, fifth in the 400 freestyle, sixth in the 100 freestyle, seventh in the 200 butterfly and eighth in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly.
Misha Machavariani finished 10th in the 11-12 boys 400 freestyle, 11th in the 200 buttefly, 13th in the 50 breaststroke, 15th in the 200 breaststroke and 16th in the 200 IM. Maggie Johnson was 29th in the 13-14 girls 200 butterfly.
Meanwhile, Club Olympia sent 10 swimmers to the Central East Divisional Championships Aug. 4-5 at Franklin. Matt Stuckwisch won the boys open 50 freestyle and finished fourth in the 100 freestyle and 10th in the 100 breaststroke.
Erica Samuel placed second in the girls open 200 IM, third in the 200 backstroke, seventh in the 50 freestyle, ninth in the 100 backstroke, 12th in the 100 breaststroke and 16th in the 100 butterfly.
Ayush Panda finished second in the boys open 500 freestyle, third in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle, fifth in the 200 backstroke, eighth in the 100 butterfly and 13th in the 50 freestyle.
Johnson placed third in the 13-14 girls 100 butterfly, fourth in the 200 IM, sixth in the 400 IM and 500 freestyle and seventh in the 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle.
Machavariani finished third in the 11-12 boys 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke, fifth in the 50 backstroke and seventh in the boys open 400 IM.
Daniella Preston placed 11th in the 11-12 girls 100 backstroke, 13th in the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle, 18th in the 50 butterfly, 19th in the 200 IM and 29th in the 200 freestyle. Pratt Badve took 12th in the 13-14 boys 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 backstroke; 18th in the 100 backstroke, 25th in the 200 IM and 50th in the 50 freestyle.
Hannah Manlief finished 13th in the girls open 100 freestyle, 16th in the 50 freestyle and 17th in the 100 backstroke. Aidan Castillo took 36th in the 11-12 boys 50 freestyle, and Brooklyn Pendleton was 40th in the girls 10-and-under 50 backstroke.