Believe it or not, the girls swimming season has just three weeks remaining before the state championship meets.
Up to this point, 55 girls from 10 different schools from the Boulder, Broomfield and Longmont areas currently have top-10 times in their respective classifications.
Altogether, they own a total of 33 top-10 times in the state.
Fairview’s Amelia Mason leads the way.
The sophomore, who might be the area’s next swimming sensation after Niwot’s Mary Codevilla graduated with seven state titles, currently has the fastest time in 5A and the state in the 100-yard butterfly at 54.76 seconds. Current Cougars’ swimmer Jamieson Legh has the second-best time in the state at 55.87.
Mason’s top mark came at the Boulder County Invite last weekend, setting the pool record at the Broomfield Community Center. She also has the third-fastest time in the state in the 50 and 200 freestyle, third-best mark in the class in the 100 free and a total of seven top-10 state times — which includes the Knights’ 400 freestyle relay, which is second to Cherry Creek.
Ahead, she leads another stacked Fairview team, which has eight different girls with multiple top-10 times in the class and state. Among them, Edith Simecek has the second-best time in 5A and the state in 100 backstroke. Morgan Cady has the third-fastest time in 5A, fourth in the state, in the 500 freestyle.
Elsewhere, Legacy and Broomfield each have eight swimmers with times inside their classification top-10.
Sabrina Rachjaibun has the second-best time in 5A, third in the state, in the 500 freestyle for the Lightning, who also have the 10th-fastest 400 freestyle relay in the state. Rachjaibun is third and fourth, respectively, in the 200 IM.
Broomfield has all three of its relays inside the 4A top 10. It has the second-best 400 freestyle relay, the sixth-fastest 200 medley and seventh-fastest 200 freestyle. Myra Wherry is third in the class in the 200 and 500 freestyles and eighth in the 100 free.
The list goes on.
In 5A, the Zallen sisters have top-10 times in the state for Boulder. Zara is fourth in the 100 free, fifth in 50 free, sixth in breaststroke and ninth in the 200 free. Sloan is eighth in the 500 freestyle.
In 4A, Monarch has six girls with top-10 class times, including Aubrey Shambo, who has the second-best mark in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke.
So does Silver Creek, which is 10th in the class in the 200 and 400 free relays.
Niwot, meanwhile, has five, led by Legh’s best class time in the fly and her third-best times in the 50 and 100 freestyles.
Centaurus has four, including Virginia’s Walsh’s third-best class time in fly and fourth in back. Longmont has two as Jordan Bindseil has 4A’s fourth-best mark in the 100 freestyle and fifth-best in the 200 free.
In 3A, Holy Family has seven girls inside the class’ top 10. Lorelai Frauenfelder is third in the 100 fly.