JSC Fall Invite
- November 11-13, 2022
- Martin Pear Aquatics Center, Scottsdale, Arizona
- Short Course Yards (25 yards), timed finals
- Full Meet Results (PDF)
Many of Arizona’s top junior swimmers are coming off the Arizona High School State Championship meet a week ago, but it’s a swimmer who is not yet in high school who turned heads this week.
13-year old Delaney Barbee of the Arizona Dolphins split 21.59 on a 200 medley relay anchor. That relay, which also featured 13-year olds Katelynn Kastanes (32.09), Natalia Salazar (36.40), and Samantha Fausto (30.82) finished in 3rd place behind two relays made up mostly of swimmers 16-years-old-and-older.
Barbee’s flat-start best time in the event is a 23.75, done in January of this year, but her coach Paul Root says the split is legitimate – he clocked 21.4 on his watch.
“She hasn’t swum the 50 yet this season,” Root told SwimSwam on Sunday. “She’s been focused on goals in other races.
“We made a deal after long course season that she had to reach some other goals before swimming the 50, most of which she’s accomplished. Today, she wanted to swim the relay with her friends, so I said if she split 22.5 we would add the 50 free for the next meet.”
Barbee beat that by a full second, meaning we should see that flat-start best time come down in the near future.
Barbee’s 23.75 ranked 10th among 13-year olds on flat starts last season. This year, Bluefish’s Jacqueline Zipagan leads all 13-year-olds in the event with a best of 24.00.
Barbee’s other results from the meet:
- 25 fly – 13.18
- 25 back – 14.47
- 25 breast – 15.15
- 25 free – 11.05
- 50 back – 28.39
- 100 free – 51.87
- 100 back – 1:01.64
- 100 IM – 1:01.97
- 200 breast – 2:50.20
- 200 IM – 2:15.05
Note: there is a 27.83 split on a 200 free relay credited to Barbee, but she didn’t actually swim that race.
The 21.59 relay split came in her last event of the three day meet.
Barbee turns 14 at the end of December, and the team has a big mid-season Candy Cane Classic before then. She set the 11-12 state record in the 50 free at that meet last year.