PHOENIX, Arizona, November 1. THIS Saturday November 3, AIA365.com, in conjunction with SwimmingWorld.TV will be streaming the finals of the Divisions I and II Arizona High School Swimming State Championships Live. The event will be held at Skyline HighSchool in Mesa, Arizona. The day will be divided into a morning finals session for Division II, starting at 9:30am MST, and afternoon session for Division I at 2:30pm MST.
It is expected to be an exciting day of racing, with the men and women divided into separate 25-yard competition pools. The women will race in the east pool and men in the west. AIA365 and Swimming World will stream live online coverage of all consolation and final heats. Each event winner will have the chance to be interviewed by a Swimming World reporter. All interviews and races will be available for viewing post-event on the Swimming World website.
All-boys school Brophy Preparatory will be a dominant force on the men's side for Division I. Standouts include Gabriel Espinosa, top qualifier in both the 50 and 100 freestyle, Lukas Williams in the 200 freestyle, and TJ Decker in the 100 breaststroke and 200IM. On the women's side, Pinnacle has a strong showing, with top qualifier Victoria Toris in the 50 and 100 freestyle, Kendra Griffin in the 500 freestyle and Isabel Whited in the 200 freestyle. Also watch for last year's 200 and 100 freestyle winner Kat Simonovic from Mesa Mountain View to make a move; this year, she is the topseed in the 100 butterfly. Another returning champion is Mountain Pointe's Clara Jenk, looking to for a repeat of her 100 backstroke title.
Division II boys will have more of a dogfight for top team standings, with top competitors coming out of Arcadia, Queen Creek and CasaGrande. Casa Grande's Maz Montour will try and repeat his 2011 100 backstroke state champion title as the top seed in the event. Verrado looks dominant in the standings on the women's side of Division II, lead by Picabo Bender and Amy Bilquist, each seeded first in two individual events.
Streaming production of the meet is being supported by TakeItLive.com, a leading company in event streaming based out of California and one with extensive experience working with USA Swimming events. The stream is also being managed by PlayOnSports.com, a partner of AIA365.