Jakob Icimsoy was recently recognized on USA Swimming’s Top 10 list for the 2012-13 Short Course Season. Icomsoy ranked eighth in the nation for 12-year-old boys in the 1,000-yard freestyle event.
He joined the competitive swim team Hoover Blue Thunder in 2010. Under the direction of assistant coach Michael Bottchen, Icomsoy began to make great progress with his swimming and discovered his love of distance events. As a result, Icomsoy was also Hoover Blue Thunder’s Male Swimmer of the Year for 2012-13.
Molly Steele was chosen by USA Swimming to attend a National Zone Select Camp in late May. In 2009, she joined Hoover Blue Thunder. After a couple years of perfecting her strokes and working on technique, she began training under the direction of head coach Rick Moulton.
Steele would like to pursue swimming at the college level and hopes to one day achieve her long-term goal, making the USA Olympic Team.