In December, Rhode Island swimmers Colette Aubin, Emily Thomesen and Chaya Zabludoff, all juniors, competed at the USA Swimming 2013 AT&T Winter National Championship, held on the campus of the University of Tennessee.
“With this being our first time at a meet of this caliber, I think we performed as well as we could’ve imagined,” assistant coach Anthony Randall said. “To have swims near lifetime bests puts us in a good position for a successful A-10 Championship meet.”
Zabludoff swam the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:49.63, less than one second off the URI school record. She also competed in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing in a time of 4:53.79, narrowly missing the finals and placing 26th overall.
Aubin competed in the 100-yard butterfly and finished in a time of 55.87, just missing her own school record by .03 seconds. Thomesen swam in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard backstroke.