Performance of the Week: Abbey Weitzeil Crowned Queen of the Pool

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

This week’s Performance of the Week goes to Abbey Weitzeil for her performance at Cal’s annual King & Queen of the Pool against Cal Poly last week.

Weitzeil, who is coming off a resurgent long course summer where she qualified for the Pan Pacific Championships and World Championships, was crowned the Queen of the Pool after registering the fastest aggregate time of her swims during the competition. The format of the meet has swimmer’s compete in 4 x 100’s of each stroke before ending with a single 100 IM.

The Cal junior opened with a 58.15 100 fly that was only good for 10th, but from there worked her way to the top with a 56.47 100 back, a 1:03.35 100 breast, a 49.38 100 free, and a 56.87 win to finish off the day in the 100 IM.

Kathleen Baker, who recently turned pro ahead of what would have been her senior season at Cal, was the reigning champion of the meet. Weitzeil will now be among the leaders now for the Cal Bears as they enter this season coming off a second place finish at NCAA’s behind Pac-12 rival Stanford.

Congratulations Abbey Weitzeil on earning Swimming World’s Performance of the Week!

You can see the full results from the meet here.