15-year-old Cavan Gormsen Post 4:43.85 in the 500 Free to Climb All-Time List

by Nicole Miller 2

October 23rd, 2020 Club, News, Previews & Recaps

2020 MR LIAC Cappy’s Big Race Invite

  • October 17-18, 2020
  • Freedom Pool, East Meadow, NY
  • Course: SCY
  • Results available on Meet Mobile “2020 MR LIAC Cappy’s Big Race Invite”

Several swimmers from Long Island Aquatic Club posted nation leading times at the Cappy’s Big Race Invite last weekend.

The highlight of the meet came in the 500 freestyle, where 15-year-old Cavan Gormsen posted a final time of 4:43.85 to post the second-fastest time in the country in any age-group. Gormsen also joined the all-time top 100 swims in 15-16 age-group history, ranking 71st with her time. 

Gormsen also swam the 1000 freestyle and the 1650 freestyle. In the 1000, she swam to a time of 9:53.74, getting under the 2019 Summer Junior Nationals cut in the event. In the mile, Gormsen posted her third Junior Nationals cut of the weekend, finishing in 16:19.29. 

Junior National Team member Tess Howley also posted several impressive swims. In her signature event, the 200 butterfly, Howley swam to a best time of 1:55.03. With this, she cut .2 off of her old best. Howley now owns the fastest time in the country, regardless of age, by over 2 seconds, surpassing 100/200 backstroke World Record-holder Regan Smith (1:57.88).

Howley also posted times of 4:51.85 in the 500 freestyle and 1:56.30 in the 200 backstroke. Her 500 time cut almost 3 seconds off of her previous best time and ranks 9th in the country across all age-groups. Howley’s 200 backstroke time ranks 2nd in the county for the season, and cut over a second off of her best. 

Other Highlights:

  • 15-year-old Alvin Tsai won the 50 freestyle, touching the pad in a time of 21.67.
  • 16-year-old JuanCarlos Castrillon secured a Winter Juniors cut in the 200 backstroke, dropping over 3 seconds off of his best time to finish in 1:49.71. 
  • 13-year-old Noah Cakir of Team Suffolk dropped a time of 1:00.43, which cut over 4.5 seconds off of his best time and ranks as the top time posted for swimmers his age this season. 
  • Cavan Gormsen’s younger sister, 13-year-old Lily Gormsen put up a 17:29.89 in the mile, ranking second in the country for 13-year-olds for her first time swimming the race. 

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Swammers
1 month ago

Amazing ! LIAC and Westchester Aquatic club dominating in the Metro LSC.

Mike
1 month ago

Once again LIAC is showing what an outstanding program it is. Congrats!