14-Year-Old Adriano Arioti Swims 3:57 400 Yard IM at PVS Day 2 Finals


At the Potomac Valley Short Course Championships, Adriano Arioti placed 2nd in the 400 IM by posting the 22nd all-time fastest 400 IM time swam by a 13-14 year-old: 3:57.29. The 14-year-old from Rockville Montgomery Swim Club is now ranked directly above Cal senior Sean Grieshop‘s age group time. This was Arioti’s first time breaking 4:00.00, and his previous best time was 4:03.96 from the end of January. FISH’s Sam O’Brien won the event with a time of 3:53.59, dropping over 5 seconds from the best time he posted in February.

U.S. National Team member Torri Huske of Arlington Aquatic Club claimed 1st in the 200 free with a time of 1:44.00, about .8 off her lifetime best from December but over 2.5 seconds faster than her prelims time.  Katherine Helms of Mason Makos Swim Team placed 2nd with a time of 1:46.18, ranking herself #65 out of the all-time fastest 15-16 year-olds in the event. She is now tied with Florida grad Lindsey McKnight and Louisville freshman Tristen Ulett.

J.T. Ewing of FISH touched the wall 1st in the 200 free with a time of 1:37.99 and a .74 lead over the field as Brett Feyerick of Nation’s Capital took 2nd place with a time of 1:38.73. This was about a 1.5 second time drop for Ewing whose previous best was from February. Feyerick broke 1:40.00 for the first time, destroying his previous lifetime best, 1:40.96, from March 2019.

Other Event Winners and Notable Swims:

  • Sophie Duncan of Nation’s Capital won the 400 IM with a time of 4:09.80, crushing her lifetime best from December by 2 seconds, and ranking herself #65 out of the all-time fastest 17-18 year-olds to swim the event. Tonight she was the only swimmer under 4:10
  • 16-year-old from Nation’s Capital Jordan Durocher snagged 2nd with a time of 4:14.79, outdoing her best time by about half-a-second.
  • Occoquan Swimming’s Abby Daniel won the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.67, staying within .7 of her lifetime best from December. She was the only swimmer to break 1:03 tonight.
  • In 2nd place in the 100 breast was 16-year-old Joyce Wu of Rockville Montgomery whose prelims time of 1:03.08 earned her the top seed. In finals, she posted a 1:03.19, about a second off her lifetime best.
  • 17-year-old Anthony Grimm of Mason Makos won the 100 breast with a time of 54.12, about a second and a half off his lifetime best from March 2019. He was 16 years old at the time and his 52.51 is still the #2 all-time fastest 100 breast time in the 15-16 age group.
  • Jakob Frick if Nation’s Capital snagged 2nd in the 100 breast with a lifetime best of 54.73, dropping a full second from his previous best time from February.



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Annika Johnson

Annika came into the sport competitively at age eight, following in the footsteps of her twin sister and older brother. The sibling rivalry was further fueled when all three began focusing on distance freestyle, forcing the family to buy two lap counters. Annika is a three-time Futures finalist in the 200 …

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