Archives
Categories

Focus Northwest

Visual stories from the Eastside and the Pacific Northwest by Chad Coleman

Girls 3A state swim and dive championships

November 15th, 2011 at Tue, 15th, 2011 at 10:47 am by Chad Coleman

Ciara Hu, of Oak Harbor High School, swims in the final heat of the 200-yard individual medley event during the WIAA 3A girls state swim and dive championship at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, November 12, 2011. I have covered state swimming for many years now at the King County Aquatic Center, and this is only the second time I have been allowed access to the underwater viewing tunnel. I tried for – and was denied – access to the catwalk above the pool for a fresh angle, but don’t worry, I’ll ask again next time… “Pretty please, with sugar on top.” More photos from the meet after the jump…

Rachel Hartmeyer, of Marysville-Getchell High School, swims in the consolation heat of the 500-yard freestyle event during the WIAA 3A girls state swim championships at the King County Aquatic Center on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Bainbridge’s Sarah Grundman swims the final heat of the 500-yard freestyle event during the WIAA 3A girls state swim championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Mercer Island relay team shows their excitement during the WIAA 3A girls state swim championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Islander Olivia Cero makes a dive during the WIAA 3A girls state swim and dive championship meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Clare Kucinski-Murphy, at top, of Lake Washington High School, competes in the 50-yard freestyle final heat at the WIAA 3A state swim and dive meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday.

Islander fans cheer during the WIAA 3A girls state swim and dive championship meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Ciara Hu, of Oak Harbor High School, swims in the consolation heat of the 100-yard butterfly event during the WIAA 3A girls state swim championships at the King County Aquatic Center on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Islander diver Meg Lindsay hugs a competitor during the dive medals presentation at the WIAA 3A girls state swim and dive championship meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Islander Laex Seidel on the block moments before the 400-yard freestyle relay final during the WIAA 3A girls state swim and dive championship meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, November 12, 2011. This is my personal favorite from the day, as it really represents the calm before the storm.

Islanders with the championship trophy after the WIAA 3A girls state swim and dive championship meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

 


Archives
Categories

I'm a photojournalist. Check out my blog, Focus Northwest, follow me on Twitter or find my work on the Bellevue Reporter, Mercer Island Reporter, Kirkland Reporter and Redmond Reporter.

More articles by  >

COMMENTING RULES: We encourage an open exchange of ideas in the PNWLocalNews.com community, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. In a nutshell, don't say anything you wouldn't want your mother to read.

So keep your comments:

  • Civil
  • Smart
  • On-topic
  • Free of profanity

We ask that all participants own their words by logging in with their Facebook account. It's a simple process that will take seconds and helps keep our comments free of trolls, cranks, and “drive-by” commenters. We reserve the right to remove comments from anyone using screen names, pseudonyms or false identities. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.