Two Bellingham Bay Swim Team members helped the Pacific Northwest Swimming team earn the title at the Western Zone Age Group Championships held Aug. 10-13 in Kearns, Utah.
Nathan Chen, 12, finished sixth in the 11-12 400-meter individual medley in 5 minutes, 27.71 seconds, 10th in the 11-12 200 IM in 2:33.76, second in the 11-12 200 butterfly in 2:28.47, eighth in the 11-12 100 butterfly in 1:07.68 and 23rd in the 11-12 200 breaststroke in 3:00.54. He also was 19th in the 100 backstroke preliminaries (1:12.82) and swam a leg on the eighth-place 12U 400 freestyle relay and the seventh-place 12U 400 medley relay.
Miles Cratsenberg, 10, finished ninth in the 10U 100 freestyle in 1:08.66 and ninth in the 10U 50 freestyle in 31.26. He also was part of the third-place 10U 400 freestyle relay, the third-place 10U 200 freestyle relay and third-place 10U 200 medley relay teams and finished 19th in the 10U 200 freestyle preliminaries (2:35.08), 18th in the 10U 50 butterfly preliminaries (35.28 seconds), 36th in the 10U 200 IM preliminaries (3:03.00) and 40th in the 10U 50 backstroke preliminaries (40.8 seconds).