Badger Swim Club headed to Federal Way, WA this past weekend to compete at AT&T LCM Winter Nationals. The team of Eric Culver, Ryan Feeley, Anina Lund, Emily McClellan, Derek Toomey, Lindsay Vrooman, and James Wells placed 6th in combined team scoring.
There were several Badgers that contributed to the 6th place honors. Ryan Feeley’s trials swim of 3:51.80 was good enough for third going into finals where he placed 8th. Ryan also placed 12th in the 1500. Emily McClellan also scored for Badger. She placed 11th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.65. Lindsay Vrooman had a strong performance as well. She placed 9th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:59.45 and 5th in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:09.00, and she placed 2nd in the 800 freestyle with a time of 8:27.70. James Wells also scored for the team, placing 11th in the 200 backstroke 2:02.81 and 24th in the 100 backstroke 56.84.
One of our newest Badgers, Carly Cummings, swam the 200IM, 400IM, 100 breaststroke, and the 200 Fly. Her 4:53.77 was good enough to make it back to finals where she went 4:49.63 and placed 17th.
Eric Culver placed 29th in the 200 Fly with a time of 2:04.49. Anina Lund swam the 200, 400, and 800. She placed 25th in the 800 with a time of 8:59.63. Derek Toomey placed 34th in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.22.
The team was without Cody Miller and Zane Grothe who are competing at the Duel in the Pool in Indianapolis this weekend. The team was also missing Spencer Lafata who will be competing at Junior National Championships next week as well. Spencer will be joined by Ian Bidwell and Nathalie Eid.