The East Central Swim Team enters the Summer Championship Season with great opportunities to make some noise in the state of Indiana. EC traveled to the world famous IU Natatorium in Indianapolis July 18-21 for the Senior Long Course State Championships. Jackson Ketcham, Jacob Weber, and Nick Weber competed.
“This was the last meet for incoming University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee freshman Jacob Weber," stated head coach Brandon Loveless. "He has always represented the Trojans at the highest levels. Brother Nicholas is really coming into his own as a Senior level swimmer. He was state champion as an age group swimmer. He's ready to show the world how fast he can be at the next level. Jackson Ketcham has stepped up his game this summer. He's putting the state on notice for how fast he's truly becoming. At this meet and this next season, you will see big things from him.”
This week, Vincent Keck will represent the AquaTrojans swimming at the Age Group Long Course State Meet July 26-28. “Vincent Keck has been swimming for a few years now. He continuously gets better and continuously works harder each day. His state qualification is proof that if you work hard, goals can be met and dreams can come true,” adds Loveless.
From there, EC will send squads to two different locations: Southern Indiana Divisional Championships at Franklin Community High School Aug. 2-3 and the USA Swimming Futures Championships held in Greensboro, North Carolina Aug. 1-4.
“Our divisional athletes are have truly worked hard this summer. They all show up to meets and have dropped considerable amounts of time throughout the season. We're really proud of this group.”
East Central will be represented by Kyra Hall, Ketcham, and N. Weber at the USA Swimming Futures Championships held in Greensboro, North Carolina Aug. 1-4.
“Kyra Hall has had a rough summer. She’s fought injury to come back strong and is in top condition to prove herself on a national level," said Loveless. "Jackson and Nick will once again be rewarded for hard work and great swimming. This meet will take SEI swimming and the EC AquaTrojans on the national stage.
“It’s truly a privilege to coach such fine young men and women. Congrats and good luck to all East Central Swim Team participants. Go AquaTrojans!”