2015 (2016) Husky Invitational

Written by Ryan Stratton on September 14th, 2015
What:   67th Annual Husky Invitational
When:  January 22-24, 2016
Where:  Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center, Federal Way, WA
Why:  Do to scheduling conflicts with USA Swimming’s national meets, we have moved our meet for this coming winter to January.  We expect to return to our usual weekend in the fall of 2016.
What’s New?  This year’s meet will be a fun format–short-course preliminary heats and long-course finals!
For more information, please visit our meet page at: http://www.huskyswimmingfoundation.com/2015-husky-invitational/

Save-The-Date: Husky Swimming Foundation Gala – 10/16/15

Written by Mark Johnson on August 17th, 2015

This year’s Gala will be Friday, October 16th, at McCormick & Schmicks at 6pm.

Auction items, good food, tasty beverages, and fellow Husky swimming alums await.  Help us celebrate Husky Swimming and honor the next recipient of the Mark Prothero Award!

For more information, contact Mary Patterson (click to email)

HSF Gala 2015

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Inaugural Mark Prothero Award to Earl Ellis

Written by Mark Johnson on October 15th, 2014

Longtime UW Swim Coach, Earl Ellis, will be awarded the first-ever Mark Prothero Award at the Husky Swimming Foundation Gala on October 24th.  Not surprisingly, Earl was a unanimous selection of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Earl coached All Americans in three different decades as well as male and female Olympic medalists.  His won-loss percentage is one of the highest of any sport at the University of Washington, but his longtime influence over swimmers from every era is what defined Earl’s time at the University of Washington.  A member of the Husky Hall of Fame, Earl currently is enjoying retirement in Eastern Washington, but will be present for the award presentation at this year’s Gala.

The Mark Prothero Award is awarded to an individual for their outstanding performance as a swimmer, volunteer or coach at the University of Washington and his/her longtime commitment to the swimming community in the Northwest.  The award is in honor of Mark Prothero, four-year letter winner at the UW, longtime age-group and high school coach in the area and a founding member of the Husky Swimming Foundation.  He had enormous influence in the lives of hundreds of teenage athletes.  His presence is missed, but his influence continues on.

The Pac 12′s Return to Federal Way

Written by Mark Johnson on October 13th, 2014

World and National Records Fall to Husky Rick Colella

Written by Mark Johnson on August 28th, 2014

On August 17th, Husky All-American and Hall of Fame member, Rick C0lella, broke his own USMS national record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:21.99.  Later that same day, Rick broke his own USMS and World Record in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:40.66, breaking his own record by more than two seconds.  Congratulations, Rick!  The Huskies continue to make waves.

Gala Item of the Day

Written by Mark Johnson on August 15th, 2014

“Negative Split:  The Rick DeMont Story” will be auctioned off after the screening of the film at this year’ s Gala on October 24th.  Truly a unique item given that there are limited copies of the film and one that features an ex-Husky!  For more information and to see a trailer of the film, go to:  http://www.negativesplitmovie.com/index.php?_url=index.html.



2014 Gala Items, cont.

Written by Mark Johnson on August 11th, 2014

Items continue to come in for the 2014 Husky Swimming Foundation Gala.  This week starts off with news that Husky swimming memorabilia, including record boards, warm-ups (including the popular deck jackets) and trophies from Husky swimming history will be included in this year’s silent auction.  Look for more news on here and on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/huskyswimmingfoundation/


2014 Vintage is Here

Written by Mark Johnson on August 5th, 2014

Bottle 4 $25 in both merlot and chardonnay; $300 per case.  All proceeds to benefit the Husky Swimming Foundation.  Attend the 2014 Husky Swimming Foundation Gala on October 24th to get your Husky Swimming Private Reserve.

Don’t forget!

Written by Mark Johnson on July 23rd, 2014

STD Gala

Husky Invitational Qualifying Update

Written by Mark Johnson on July 17th, 2014

Attention all college coaches planning on attending the 2014 Husky Invitational, December 5th-7th:  Qualifying standards for college swimmers are being waived, per usual.  Qualifying standards for USA Swimming members are listed below.