Six youth swimmers from Billings will be among 44 Montanans competing in the USA Swimming Western Zone Age Group Championships beginning Tuesday in Grand Junction, Colo.
The meet runs through Aug. 12 and features more than 700 swimmers from Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii. Swimmers in each age group met qualifying times to advance to the Western Zone meet.
Billings swimmers on Team Montana include Sami Duval (age 15-16) and Connor Maas (13-14) from Billings YMCA Seahawks; and Chris Luterbach (17-18), Pierce Oja (15-16), Conner Funke (11-12) and Ethan Harder (11-12) from the Billings Aquatic Club Stingrays.
For more information on the Western Zones Age Group meet, visit http://www.maverickaquatics.com/cogjd/UserFiles/File/2012%20AG%20Meet%20Announcement%20%281%29.pdf on the Internet.