Kevin Houseman of Bainbridge Island is seeded first and third in two events while Kitsap’s top swimmers look to gain regional championships

Bainbridge Island Swim Club’s Kevin Houseman isn’t resting on the laurels of his recently completed high school swimming career.

Houseman is seeded first in the 100-meter breaststroke at the Pacific Northwest Swimming (PNS) Long Course Championships Thursday-Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Houseman, who helped Bainbridge High win its third straight boys 3A state swimming championship and won a gold in the 100 breast, has a top seeded time of 1:01.87, well ahead of other contenders Alejandro Flores, 1:03.37, and Jonathan Cook, both of WEST, 1:04.15. The 100 breast is Thursday with finals at 4:30 p.m.

Bainbridge's Kevin Houseman competes in the 100-yard breaststroke during a non-league dual meet against the Olympic Trojans on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Bainbridge Aquatic Center. Bainbridge won the meet 131-52. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)
Bainbridge’s Kevin Houseman competes in the 100-yard breaststroke during a non-league dual meet against the Olympic Trojans on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Bainbridge Aquatic Center. Bainbridge won the meet 131-52. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)

Houseman, who is committed to Northwestern, is also seeded third in Friday’s 200 breast. 

Thursday also features Poulsbo Piranhas’ Nathan Ramey, a North Kitsap graduate and University of Utah commit, is the fifth seed in the 400 individual medley and 200 breast.

North Kitsap's Nathan Ramey and Kingston's Aron Markow prepare for the start of the 100 breaststroke at the 2A state boys swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)
North Kitsap’s Nathan Ramey and Kingston’s Aron Markow prepare for the start of the 100-yard breaststroke at the 2A state boys swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
(Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)

PPST teammate and Kingston 2019 grad Ethan Fox, who is headed to Colorado-Mesa, is seeded ninth in the 400IM. In the 200 free, BISC’s Jude Wenker is seeded fourth. 

Ethan Fox of Kingston swims in the 200 individual medley at the 2A state boys swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Fox won the IM in 1:54.28. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)
Ethan Fox of Kingston swims in the 200-yard individual medley at the 2A state boys swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Fox won the IM in 1:54.28. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)

Fox will also swim in the 200 IM on Friday. Fox is seeded third. Wenker is slated to swim the 50 free, where he’s seeded third, and the 100 free as the fourth seed. 

Eleanor Beers, Poulsbo Piranhas, is seeded third in the 50 free and fifth in the 100 butterfly. Beers will be a senior at North Kitsap this fall. BISC’S Ian Lipton is the sixth seed in Saturday’s 200 backstroke.

North Kitsap Eleanor Beers will attempt a three-peat in both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles at the Class 2A state girls swimming championships at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way this weekend. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)
North Kitsap Eleanor Beers will attempt a three-peat in both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles at the Class 2A state girls swimming championships at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way this weekend. (Annette Griffus/West Sound SportsPlus)
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