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This past week, Club Olympia swimmers competed in Houston, Texas, against Team Illinois and Team Gulf, as members of the Team Indiana All-Stars at the “Duel in the Pool,” as well as in a 14&U “Dual” meet with the Franklin Regional Swim Team (FRST) in Franklin, Indiana. Ashley Freel and Joshua Pendleton represented Club Olympia on the Team Indiana All-Stars. 16-year-old Freel finished 3rd in the 200 Fly, 5th in the 100 Fly, 6th in 200 Free, and 10th in the 100 Back. Freel was also part of two top-six...

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This past weekend, athletes from Club Olympia swam to a second place team at the FAST 500 Invite held in Fishers, Indiana, out placing several teams from Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. Tony Machavariani placed second in Highpoint scoring in the Boys 9-10 age group, and Vivan Shah and Aahan Gupta placed second and third respectively in the Boys 8U age group. Other top performers for the weekend included Ashley Freel, Connelly Furnish, Todd Hundley, Maggie Johnson, Shreyan Kulkarni, Misha Machavariani, Emily Meek, Lane Mellencamp, Chad Pendleton, Joshua Pendleton, and Hope...

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Columbus, Indiana’s Club Olympia Swim Team, with just under 50 athletes competing, opened the 2022 Long Course Season (all events are competed in a 50 meter pool during the Long Course Season) with an impressive 2nd place finish at the “Early Summer Slam” Meet hosted by the Franklin Regional Swim Team (FRST) at Franklin Community High School this past weekend. The much larger host team easily outdistanced all other clubs for first place in team scoring. Club Olympia took a closely contested 2nd place by scoring more points than teams...

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This past weekend athletes from Club Olympia competed in national level championship swim meets in both Indiana and Florida. Six club swimmers, led by 15 year old Ashley Freel, competed at the Speedo Sectionals meet in Indianapolis, while Misha Machavariani competed in the Open Water Junior Nationals in Fort Myer Beach, Florida. The 2022 Central Zone Spring Speedo Sectionals was held at the Indiana University Natatorium and is considered one of the top national events as it brings many of the top swimmers from around the nation to Indianapolis to...

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Thirteen Club Olympia Swim Team athletes traveled to Elkhart, Indiana this past weekend to compete in the Indiana Swimming Senior State Short Course Championship at the Elkhart Health and Aquatics Center. More than 700 of the best swimmers from Indiana representing 70 Club Teams from around the state competed in this “Open” Championship event primarily for swimmers 15 years an older who met very challenging qualifying time standards. Select Age Group level swimmers 14 years and younger could also compete provided they too met the same difficult time standards set...

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This past weekend Indiana Swimming held its annual Short Course Age Group State Swimming Championships at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis. 75 teams and almost 1000 swimmers who met difficult qualifying times throughout the short course season competed in the three day event. Age Group State is segmented into 10 and Under, 11 & 12, and 13 & 14 year old groupings by gender for competition. Columbus, Indiana’s Club Olympia Swim Team, coached by Jennifer Brinegar and her coaching staff claimed an impressive 11th place...

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This past weekend 50 Club Olympia athletes competed in Indiana Swimming’s Southeast Divisional Championships at Center Grove High School. Divisional meets are the first in a series of annual championship meets at the end of the Short Course season with increasingly difficult qualifying standards which progress up through Senior State Championships and, for some swimmers, the Speedo Sectionals, which are USA Swimming’s regional championships. The SE Divisional invites 20 teams from the southeast corner of Indiana, including the highly competitive teams from Franklin and Center Grove, all hoping their swimmers...

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Three Club Olympia athletes competed this past weekend in a four-day meet hosted by The Swim Team (TST) Barracudas at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California. Josh Pendleton (11), Tony Machavariani (9) and Shreyan Kulkarni (9) met the meet’s tough time standards and were able to compete against some of California’s and the Western United States’ best age group swimmers in the International Swim Coaches Association’s (ISCA) West Coast Elite Showcase Classic. TST Barracudas is the team where Columbus, Indiana resident Brady Beyer currently is training. The three...

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Club Olympia Swim team members took part in two competitions last weekend in Fishers. Fishers was one of the regional sites for the 18-and-under National Championships. Brady Beyer, a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbus East, won the 200-yard breaststroke and 100 breaststroke for the Fishers site. He had six top-five finishes and made the finals in all eight of his events. Nalanie Cortez, a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbus North, won the 200 butterfly and 100 freestyle for the Fishers site. She had five top-five finishes and made the finals in all...

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Club Olympia swimmers competed in the Santa Claus Classic, also at Fishers, against clubs from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Tony Machavariani won the 8-and-under 25 freestyle, 25 breaststroke, 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 25 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 50 freestyle and 25 butterfly, placing in the top five for 10U in three of those events. He has Indiana Divisional qualifying times in nearly all of his 10U events. Josh Pendleton won the 10U 200 individual medley, 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 50 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. He has qualified...