Ella Ziegert, 12, began her rise with the Boulder Swim Team, Colo. as a member of the summer league program. Since joining the club, Ziegert not only has continually swum faster, but she also won two high-point awards this past summer! She swims a variety of events, including the 200 and 500 yard free (2:00.56, 5:26.93), 100 and 200 back (59.55, 2:09.13), 100 fly (59.24) and 200 IM (2:16.44).

Head Coach Garrett McCarthy told Swimming World,

“Ziegert has amazing self-awareness for a young swimmer and really has ‘IT.’ Ella is self-motivated and a joy to coach. Her attitude and determination have an amazing effect on her teammates who show up every day to compete with each other.”