Pair of underclassmen leading Snohomish swimming at state

The Snohomish girls swimming and diving team enjoyed a successful regular season and has some athletes who are capable of top finishes at the 3A state meet, to be held Friday and Saturday in Federal Way.

Mieko Schwartzmiller, who will compete in the breaststroke event this weekend, has had a standout sophomore season. In addition to her work in the breaststroke, she was part of several of the Panthers’ relay teams and swam in 200 individual medley races during the regular season.

“She’s gotten a lot stronger,” Snohomish coach Rob Serviss said. “The year of growth has made a big difference. She’s always been a focused kid, and she’s very motivated. This year she’s exceptionally focused. She works extremely hard every day, and she’s fired up and ready for the end of the year.”

Serviss also has high hopes for freshman diver Kayli Kersavage.

“She’s an exceptional talent,” he said. “She dives year-round and works extremely hard. We’re working on getting her dive difficulty up, and if we can, she’s got a legitimate shot at winning the state meet, or certainly placing well.”

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