Unalaska hasn't sent a swimmer to the state competition in more than a decade, but that drought is about to end.
Freshman Adam Nguyen is competing in two events at the championship in Juneau this weekend.
He qualified for the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke at the regional meet last month, but he said it wasn't an easy task.
"If you don't get first at regions, you have to be in the top 16 in the entire state of Alaska," said Nguyen. "I placed fourteenth."
He also set a new personal best in backstroke and nearly broke his own freestyle record.