The girls' swimming season comes to conclusion this weekend at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis. Finalists from all over the state will have the opportunity to grab a state title but few areas will be as well represented as Hamilton County.

Among Hamilton County's finalists, Carmel returns two swimmers who are not only state champions in individual events but also state-record holders.

Claire Adams set state records in the 200-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke last year with times of 1:46.95 and 52.97, respectively.

Joining her is fellow state-record holder Amy Bilquist who swam for a time of 48.93 in the 100 free. Bilquist also won the 50 free with a time of 22.17 but set the state record in prelims with a time of 22.15.

Morgan Grout of Carmel also returns in the 200 free event after swimming with a qualifying time of 1:52.31. Her teammate Emma Nordin also qualified with a time of 1:51.01. Fishers' Lauryn Parrish also returns to state with a qualifying time of 1:47.64 in the event.

Representing Fishers in the 100 free is Emily Moser who came in with a time of 52.18. Trude Rothrock of Carmel qualified at 51.28 and Allison Barnes of HSE clocked in at 52.01.

In the 100 back, Sammie Burchill of Carmel, Natalie Mudd of HSE and Margaret Jahns of Fishers all return in the event. They qualified this year with times of 56.02, 56.23 and 56.48, respectively. Becky Flaherty of Carmel also qualified with a time of 57.36.

In the 50 free, HSE's Robyn Clevenger joins Bilquist as a veteran of the event. Alyssa Conley of Noblesville will also be competing after qualifying with a time of 24.44.

The relay events will be stacked with top competitors from area schools. None more so than the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

Bilquist and Alex Clarke, members of last year's team will be joined by teammates Sammie and Veronica Burchill. They qualified with a time of 1:43.22. HSE will send Kylie Sutherlin, Natalie Mudd, Madison Kertin and Allison Barnes into the pool for the event. They clocked in at 1:45.27 at the sectional meet.

From Fishers, Jahns and Abbegayle Schneider will be joined by Lauren Edelman and Emily Moser. They qualified for the event with a time of 1:43.78.

Also making the state finals is the team of Kate Holtkamp, Amy Hayes, Alexa Akers and Samantha Cripe of Noblesville with a time of 1:50.84. The Westfield team of Molly Ruggles, Emily Verbrugge, Carly Ruggles and Zoe Williams will also be competing, they qualified with a time of 1:50.28.

In the 400 freestyle relay, Carmel's Kendall Smith was part of the team that set a state record with a time of 3:21.20 and returns this year in the same event and will compete with teammates Katy Schiles, Emma Nordin and Trude Rothrock who qualified with a time of 3:26.97.

Last year, in the same event, Abbegayle Schneider, Emily Moser and Lauryn Parrish competed in the state finals. They will be joined by teammate Lauren Edelman, who anchored the team for a qualifying time of 3:26.62.

Westfield's team of Zoe Williams, Madeline Steele, Carly Ruggles and Emily Verbrugge qualified with a time of 3:39.55. Representing Noblesville is Alyssa Conley, Julie Kaess, Taylor Parrish and Christophersen who swam for a time of 3:39.06. From HSE, Robyn Clevenger, Allison Barnes, Sutherlin and Mudd made the state cut with a time of 3:26.42.

In diving, three Hamilton County divers will compete for the state crown. Hamilton Heights' Brooke Schultz not only breezed through the competition at sectionals but also blew away the other competitors at the regional meet at Fishers. Schultz scored a 563.73 at sectionals and then bested that score with a 566.20 in regionals on Tuesday.

Noblesville's Dayana Pope also qualified for state after finishing third at the Fishers' regional. Pope scored 438.60 in Tuesday and 506.49 last weekend in sectionals.

Fishers' Madison Folta punched her ticket for the state meet by finishing in eighth place on Tuesday. Her score of 401.70 was more than enough to beat out Zionsville's Amy Plocharczyk for the final qualifying spot.

Swimming preliminaries will begin on Friday at 6 p.m. The top -16 finishers in each event will return on Saturday. Consolations and finals heats will begin at 1 p.m. The top-eight finishers will compete for the state crown while the other swimmers will compete in the consolation heats.

All diving events will take place on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. The top 20 divers will move on from prelims to the semifinal round and the top 16 from the semifinal round will advance to the finals.