Butte’s Russo finds big-time success in pool

Butte swimmer Catherine Russo is having quite a summer in the pool.

The soon-to-be Butte High freshman recently won six races at the Montana State Long Course Swimming Championships in Bozeman. Along the way she posted six personal-best times and broke two state records in the girls 13-14 age group.

(Courtesy photo)
(Courtesy photo)

The impressive performance came after Russo, who was registered with the Bozeman Barracudas swim team, qualified for and participated in the USA Swimming Western Zone Select Camp, which was held in June at Arizona State University.

The camp is one of four regional zone camps consisting of some of the top 12-14 year old age group swimmers in the country. Russo was the only Montana swimmer at the camp, which included 28 girls and 30 boys.

Russo will represent Montana at the USA Swimming Western Zone Age Group Championships Aug. 10-13 in Kearns, Utah.