Wiedemeier sets state record in 50m freestyle

Sadie Huenefeld (left) and Adam Wiedemeier (right) competed at the NCSA Swimming Championships in Indianapolis.

by Malcolm Butler

Adam Wiedemeier put on a record-setting performance at the NCSA Swimming Championships in Indianapolis in late July.

The 18-year-old member of the Bulldog Aquatic Club (BAC) set the Louisiana state record in the 50-meter freestyle on his way to capturing first place at the event.

“It was an absolutely fantastic effort by him to set a state record,” said BAC head coach Rocky Smith. “He will be going off to college this fall. What a special way to end is his Bulldog Aquatic Club career with a new state record.”

Wiedemeier defeated some of the top swimmers from across the country in the event.

In addition to his first-place finish in the 50m freestyle, Wiedemeier finished fourth in the 100m freestyle, 4th in the 200m freestyle, 7th in the 100m butterfly, 15th in the 50m butterfly and 23rd in the 50m backstroke.

Sadie Huenefeld, a 15-year-old member of the BAC, also competed in the event recording her top finish in the 50m freestyle (48th).

“Just qualifying for this event puts you in very rare air,” said Smith. “You are an elite swimmer just to make this meet. Both of these athletes were competing at a very high level, and the team is so proud of them.” 

Huenefeld also earned the opportunity to compete in the 100m freestyle (140th), 100m breast stroke (104th), and 100m backstroke (125th).

The top 8 from the preliminaries in each event advanced to the finals and the 9-16 place athletes advanced to the consolation final. 

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