Lindbergh, Hazen look to continue strong swim programs in 2023 season

The boys swim and dive season is underway. Here’s some athletes you should keep an eye on:

The Lindbergh swim team continued to show dominance last year at the state level. Since 2011, the Eagles have finished inside the top 15 at the 2A level every year. In 2022 they finished 12th, extending that streak to nine seasons. The Eagles best finish was back in 2014 where they finished tied for third with Steilacoom High School.

For the first time since 2016, the Hazen Highlanders achieved points in the state tournament finishing 14th. Hazen had swimmers in six events and scored points in five of the events, 200-Yard Medley relay (11th), 50-Yard Freestyle (ninth), 200-Yard Freestyle Relay (eighth), 100- Yard Breaststroke (10th) and 400-Yard Freestyle relay (15th).

The 2022 state tournament was the first time Renton High School has not had a representative since 2020 to compete in the tournament.

Hazen has their first home meet Dec. 8 against Bellevue at 8:30 p.m. at Mary Wayte Pool. Renton begins the home season technically on the road, but will swim at the home pool on Dec. 8 against Highline, Tyee and Evergreen beginning at 3:30 p.m. Lindbergh looks to have another strong season starting the first day of December when they take on Mercer Island at the Lindbergh pool, first race starts at 3 p.m.

The boys swim and dive state tournament will be at the King County Aquatic Center Feb. 16-18 2023.