Louisiana Swimming’s Short Course Championship kicks into high gear on Friday with a full schedule of events for swimmers ages 13-and-over at the Sulphur Aquatics Center.
Preliminary races begin at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. from Friday through Sunday with local teams, Crawfish Aquatics and Tiger Aquatic Club, expected to be among the headliners.
The four-day meet started Thursday night with a limited number of distance events. Friday’s schedule features competition in multiple strokes in three age groups. Crawfish Aquatics seeks its 20th Louisiana Swimming title since 2005 and is the defending champion. Tiger Aquatics placed third a year ago.
Crawfish’s Colin Bone and Erin Trahan, enter the meet with four or more top times in the open division for competitors 17-and-over. Swimmers with a comparable number of top entry meets are Tiger Aquatic Club’s Johannah Cangelosi, who will compete in the 13-14 division and Crawfish’s Jolee Liles, who has top marks in the 15-16 division and open division.
The list of other TAQ swimmers to watch includes Clayton Black, Bethany Seagraves, Braden Nyboer and Zachary Babin. Others to note for Crawfish include Amy Miller, Chanler Turnley, Brandon Bouy, Jay Danos, Olivia Huffman, Richard Lafleur, Michael De la Rosa and Jacob Bares.