2020 Swammy Awards: Age Group Swimmer of the Year – 13-14

2020 Honorees: Erika Pelaez and Thomas Heilman

13-14 Girls

Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics (Miami, FL)

In a year where no National Age Group Records were broken, Pelaez stood out for her consistency and versatility throughout 2020. As the year wound down, she found herself with 16 top-six times and the #2 IMX score for 14-year-old girls in the 2020-21 SCY season thus far.

She finished the year ranked #1 in the 13-14 age group in the SCY 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, and 50 breast and the LCM 100 free and 50 back. She was also 2nd in the 100y fly and 100m back; 3rd in the 200y back, 50m free, and 200m back; 5th in the 200y free, 50y back, 100y IM, and 200m free; and 6th in the 100m fly.

In February, when she was still 13, Pelaez became the youngest 2020 Olympic Trials qualifier at Plantation Sectionals with swims of 56.03 in the 100m free and 1:02.65m in the 100 back. Her 100 free time was the fastest ever recorded by a 13-year-old, undercutting Missy Franklin’s 56.14 from the 2008 Olympic Trials.

Not even a high schooler yet, she won Florida High School Class 1A state titles in the 50 free and 100 free, as a 7th grader and an 8th grader, at the 2019 and 2020 FHSAA State Championships.

In SCY, she ranks #7 all-time in the 50 free, #12 in the 100 free, #79 in the 200 free, #7 (tied) in the 50 back, #35 in the 200 back, and #19 in the 100 fly. In LCM, she is 20th in the 50 free, 7th in the 100 free, 74th in the 200 free, 31st in the 100 back, 62nd in the 200 back, and 73rd in the 100 fly.

Rank Event Age Time Std Meet Date Team LSC Points
1 50 FR SCY 14 22.52 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 FL FHSAA 1A Swim Champs 11/15/2020 UN FG 963
1 100 FR SCY 14 49.23 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 FG 30th Annual Speedo Winter Champs 12/12/2020 EA FG 966
1 100 BK SCY 14 52.92 2019 Summer Nationals (LCM) 2020 FG 30th Annual Speedo Winter Champs 12/13/2020 EA FG 1028
1 50 BR SCY 14 29.37 “Slower than B” 2020 FG Eagle Intrasquad Meet 9/26/2020 EA FG 908
1 100 FR LCM 13 56.03 2020 Olympic Trials 2020 Sect invite- Plantation 2/8/2020 EA FG 1006
1 50 BK LCM 13 29.90 “Slower than B” 2020 Sect invite- Plantation 2/8/2020 EA FG 1024
2 100 FL SCY 14 53.44 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 FG 30th Annual Speedo Winter Champs 12/11/2020 EA FG 958
2 100 BK LCM 13 1:02.65 2020 Olympic Trials 2020 Sect invite- Plantation 2/8/2020 EA FG 1037
3 200 BK SCY 14 1:56.73 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 FG 30th Annual Speedo Winter Champs 12/12/2020 EA FG 962
3 50 FR LCM 14 26.07 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 FG Canes Nov 22 Closed Invite 11/22/2020 EA FG 930
3 200 BK LCM 13 2:16.21 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 Sectional Plantation 3/8/2020 EA FG 971
5 200 FR SCY 14 1:48.53 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 FG 30th Annual Speedo Winter Champs 12/13/2020 EA FG 916
5 50 BK SCY 14 25.30 “Slower than B” 2020 FL FHSAA 1A Swim Champs 11/15/2020 UN FG 1010
5 100 IM SCY 14 57.51 “Slower than B” 2020 FG Eagle Intrasquad Meet 9/27/2020 EA FG 845
5 200 FR LCM 13 2:03.88 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 Sectional Plantation 3/6/2020 EA FG 940
6 100 FL LCM 13 1:01.86 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 Sectional Plantation 3/6/2020 EA FG 945

Runners-Up

Teammates Bella Sims and Katie Grimes from Sandpipers of Nevada each had outstanding years and share the Runner-Up designation for 2020.

Bella Sims, Sandpipers of Nevada (Las Vegas, NV)

Sims aged out of the 13-14s in the spring but before she left, she posted the year’s top times in the SCY 200 back and 100 fly and LCM 200 free and 200 fly, was #2 in the LCM 1500 free and 400 IM, #3 in the SCY 500 free, #4 in the LCM 400 free, 100 fly, and 200 IM, and #5 in the SCY 50 free. She earned the seven LCM PBs at PSS Knoxville, including 2020 Olympic Trials cuts in the 1500m free, 200m fly, and 400m IM. She was the top-ranking IMX point-winner among 14-year-old girls in the SCY 2019-20 season.

Since moving into the 15-16s, Sims has added Trials cuts in the 100m free, 200m free, 400m free, 800m free, and 200m IM. She left the 13-14s with all-time top-100 rankings in the SCY 50 free (#73), 100 free (#56), 200 free (#62), 500 free (#23), 1000 free (#2), 100 back (#85), 200 back (#27), 100 fly (#5), 200 fly (#7), 200 IM (#9), and 400 IM (#36), as well as the LCM 100 free (#29), 200 free (#18), 400 free (#7), 800 free (#9), 1500 free (#32), 100 fly (#65), 200 fly (#30), 200 IM (#18), and 400 IM (#37).

Rank Event Age Time Std Meet Date Team LSC Points
1 200 BK SCY 14 1:55.74 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 CA TYR Desert Committee Champs 2/15/2020 SAND CA 972
1 100 FL SCY 14 52.84 2019 Summer Nationals (LCM) 2020 CA TYR Desert Committee Champs 2/16/2020 SAND CA 983
1 200 FR LCM 14 2:01.84 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/17/2020 SAND CA 964
1 200 FL LCM 14 2:13.88 2020 Olympic Trials 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/18/2020 SAND CA 945
2 1500 FR LCM 14 16:42.14 2020 Olympic Trials 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/19/2020 SAND CA 977
2 400 IM LCM 14 4:50.60 2020 Olympic Trials 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/17/2020 SAND CA 928
3 500 FR SCY 14 4:46.95 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 CA TYR Desert Committee Champs 2/17/2020 SAND CA 900
4 400 FR LCM 14 4:17.10 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/18/2020 SAND CA 942
4 100 FL LCM 14 1:01.75 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/17/2020 SAND CA 914
4 200 IM LCM 14 2:20.14 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/19/2020 SAND CA 890
5 50 FR SCY 14 23.12 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 CA TYR Desert Committee Champs 2/17/2020 SAND CA 902

Katie Grimes, Sandpipers of Nevada (Las Vegas, NV)

Grimes, too, notched three Olympic Trials time standards in 2020, qualifying in the 400m free, 800m free, and 400m IM. She had also qualified in the 1500m free in December 2019. She finished the year ranked #1 in the 13-14s in all three events. She was 2nd in the SCY 1000 free, 200 back, and 400 IM and the LCM 200 back; 6th in the LCM 200 IM; and 10th in the LCM 200 free.

She had the #1 IMX score for 13-year-old girls in the SCY 2019-20 season and holds the #1 score for 14-year-old girls in the SCY 2020-21 season, to date.

Grimes is leaving the age group with all-time SCY rankings of #77 in the 200 free, #19 in the 500 free, #9 in the 1000 free, #8 in the 1650 free, #18 in the 200 back, and #3 in the 400 IM. In LCM, she is ranked #62 in the 200 free, #6 in the 400 free, #13 in the 800 free, #11 in the 1500 free, #32 in the 200 back, #100 in the 200 IM, and #11 in the 400 IM.

Rank Event Age Time Std Meet Date Team LSC Points
1 400 FR LCM 14 4:15.26 2020 Olympic Trials 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/18/2020 SAND CA 965
1 800 FR LCM 14 8:44.91 2020 Olympic Trials 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/16/2020 SAND CA 969
1 400 IM LCM 14 4:47.58 2020 Olympic Trials 2020 Toyota Irvine 11/13/2020 SAND CA 953
2 1000 FR SCY 14 9:49.47 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 UT Sandpipers Pumpkin Invite 10/31/2020 SAND CA 947
2 200 BK SCY 14 1:56.45 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 UT Red Rock Invitational 12/4/2020 SAND CA 968
2 400 IM SCY 14 4:14.80 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 UT Sandpipers Pumpkin Invite 10/31/2020 SAND CA 924
2 200 BK LCM 14 2:15.53 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 CA SAND Intrasquad #1 8/10/2020 SAND CA 940
6 200 IM LCM 14 2:21.10 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 CA SAND July Time Trials 7/6/2020 SAND CA 863
10 200 FR LCM 14 2:05.11 2019 Futures 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/17/2020 SAND CA 885

Honorable Mention

  • Teagan O’Dell, Irvine Novaquatics-CA: O’Dell, who moved from Chino Hills Aquatics to Irvine NOVA during the year, logged 15 top-ten swims in 2020. She displayed her versatility with end-of-year rankings of 1st in the 400y IM; 2nd in the 200y IM; 3rd in the 200y breast and 200m IM; 4th in the 400m IM; 5th in the 100y breast and 100m back; 6th in the 200y free, 200y back, and 200m back; 7th in the 100y back; 8th in the 200m breast; 9th in the 500y free and 100m breast; and 10th in the 100y free.
    O’Dell’s all-time top-100 rankings include SCY 200 free (#84), 100 back (#56), 200 back (#32), 100 breast (#57), 200 breast (#43), 200 IM (#14), and 400 IM (#15); and LCM 200 IM (#59) and 400 IM (#99).
Rank Event Age Time Std Meet Date Team LSC Points
1 400 IM SCY 13 4:13.42 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 Sectionals – Carlsbard 2/29/2020 UN CA 985
2 200 IM SCY 13 1:58.92 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 Sectionals – Carlsbard 2/28/2020 UN CA 1024
3 200 BR SCY 13 2:15.06 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 Sectionals – Carlsbard 3/1/2020 UN CA 934
3 200 IM LCM 13 2:19.31 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 CA SCS/GWSC Road to Omaha 1/18/2020 CHS CA 956
4 400 IM LCM 14 4:56.58 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 Toyota Irvine 11/13/2020 NOVA CA 880
5 100 BR SCY 13 1:02.38 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 Sectionals – Carlsbard 2/29/2020 UN CA 954
5 100 BK LCM 13 1:04.06 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 CA SCS/GWSC Road to Omaha 1/17/2020 CHS CA 981
6 200 FR SCY 14 1:48.60 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 AZ MAC Senior Holiday Chall 12/5/2020 NOVA CA 914
6 200 BK SCY 13 1:57.70 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 Sectionals – Carlsbard 3/1/2020 UN CA 989
6 200 BK LCM 14 2:18.55 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 Toyota Irvine 11/14/2020 NOVA CA 898
7 100 BK SCY 13 54.64 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 Sectionals – Carlsbard 2/28/2020 UN CA 1008
8 200 BR LCM 13 2:39.75 2019 Futures 2020 CA SCS/GWSC Road to Omaha 1/20/2020 CHS CA 856
9 500 FR SCY 14 4:52.92 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 AZ MAC Senior Holiday Chall 12/4/2020 NOVA CA 864
9 100 BR LCM 13 1:14.18 2019 Futures 2020 CA SCS/GWSC Road to Omaha 1/18/2020 CHS CA 872
10 100 FR SCY 14 50.60 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 AZ MAC Senior Holiday Chall 12/6/2020 NOVA CA 893
  • Levenia Sim, TNT Swimming-SE: Sim led the age group in four events, one of which, the 200y fly, she swam while still 13. She ranked 1st in the 50y back, 50y fly, 200y fly, and 100m back; #2 in the 100y back and 50m fly; #5 in the 100y fly; #7 in the 200y back; and #9 in the 50y breast. Her 100m back time, which she achieved in time trials at U.S. Open-Huntsville, is a 2020 Olympic Trials cut.
    Sim still has a few months left in the age group but already ranks 13th all-time in the 100y back, 86th in the 200y back, 33rd in the 100y fly, 26th in the 200y fly, and 16th in the 100m back.
Rank Event Age Time Std Meet Date Team LSC Points
1 50 BK SCY 14 24.63 “Slower than B” 2020 SE AHSAA State High School 12/4/2020 UN SE 1080
1 50 FL SCY 14 24.96 “Slower than B” 2020 SE PCST Speedo Beach Blas 9/25/2020 TNT SE 892
1 200 FL SCY 13 1:58.77 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 SE Southeastern SC Champi 2/22/2020 TNT SE 976
1 100 BK LCM 14 1:01.98 2020 Olympic Trials 2020 SE Toyota US Open Huntsville TT 11/14/2020 TNT SE 1017
2 100 BK SCY 14 53.17 2019 Summer Nationals (LCM) 2020 SE Holiday Classic 12/5/2020 TNT SE 1016
2 50 FL LCM 13 28.57 “Slower than B” 2020 SE HSA TYR Invitational 1/18/2020 TNT SE 904
5 100 FL SCY 13 53.75 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 SE Southeastern SC Champi 2/23/2020 TNT SE 992
7 200 BK SCY 14 1:58.48 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 SE Gravy Bowl Invitational 11/22/2020 TNT SE 929
9 50 BR SCY 14 30.65 “Slower than B” 2020 SE PCST Speedo Beach Blas 9/25/2020 TNT SE 813

13-14 Boys

Thomas Heilman, Cavalier Aquatics/Piedmont Family YMCA (Charlottesville, VA)

No sooner had he aged up into the 13-14s, Heilman began to make his mark on the age group. In November, he destroyed a pair of National Age Group Records in the LCM 100 free and 100 fly at the 2020 U.S. Open in Richmond. He began with a 50m free of 23.36 that was the second-fastest ever for 13-14 boys, a mere .17 away from Michael Andrew’s NAG of 23.19. After that near-miss, he cracked a 54.45 in the 100 fly to take down Andrew’s NAG of 54.59 from 2014. The next day he unleashed a 51.20 in the 100 free, surpassing Andrew’s 2014 mark of 51.30.

NAGs:      
100 fly LCM 54.45 11/13/2020
100 free LCM 51.20 11/14/2020

In addition to the LCM 50m free, 100m free, and 100m fly, Heilman had the fastest SCY 100 fly time for 13-14 boys. He finished the year 2nd in the SCY 50 free, 100 free, and 200 fly; 3rd in the SCY 200 free; 5th in the SCY 100 IM and 400 IM; and 6th in the SCY 200 IM.

Heilman is .17 away from a 2020 Olympic Trials cut in the 50m free. He needs to drop .26 in the 100m fly and .71 in the 100m free to qualify in those events.

With another year and a quarter to go in the age group, Heilman already has three all-time top-100 rankings in LCM (1st in the 100 free and 100 fly; 2nd in the 50 free) and seven in SCY: 50 free (tied for 6th), 100 free (6th), 200 free (7th), 100 fly (3rd), 200 fly (tied for 3rd), 200 IM (54th), and 400 IM (35th).

Rank Event Age Time Std Meet Date Team LSC Points
1 100 FL SCY 13 48.04 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 VA CA-Y -LY Dual Meet 12/5/2020 CA-Y VA 1157
1 50 FR LCM 13 23.36 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 Toyota Richmond 11/13/2020 CA-Y VA 1073
1 100 FR LCM 13 51.20 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 Toyota Richmond 11/14/2020 CA-Y VA 1097
1 100 FL LCM 13 54.45 2019 Summer Nationals (LCM) 2020 Toyota Richmond 11/13/2020 CA-Y VA 1173
2 50 FR SCY 13 20.52 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 VA CA-Y -LY Dual Meet 12/6/2020 CA-Y VA 1048
2 100 FR SCY 13 45.19 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 VA CA-Y -LY Dual Meet 12/5/2020 CA-Y VA 1067
2 200 FL SCY 13 1:47.93 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 VA Cavalier Aq – ACAC Dua 11/15/2020 CA-Y VA 1114
3 200 FR SCY 13 1:38.81 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 VA Cavalier Aq – ACAC Dua 11/15/2020 CA-Y VA 1086
5 100 IM SCY 13 53.72 “Slower than B” 2020 VA Cavalier Aq Intrasquad 10/11/2020 CA-Y VA 930
5 400 IM SCY 13 3:58.73 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 VA CA-Y -LY Dual Meet 12/4/2020 CA-Y VA 1057
6 200 IM SCY 13 1:52.80 2019 Futures 2020 VA CA-Y -LY Dual Meet 12/5/2020 CA-Y VA 1050

Runner-Up

Daniel Diehl, Cumberland YMCA (Cumberland, MD)

Diehl was the only other NAG record-breaker in the boys 13-14 age category this year. Just before aging up in October, he notched a pair of records in the 200y free and 100y back. First, he competed at an Eagle Swim Team intrasquad meet with the express purpose of taking a shot at the 200 free mark. After having gone 1:40.01 at the Maryland Short Course State Meet in March, he swam a blazing 1:36.75, annihilating Destin Lasco’s 2016 mark of 1:38.24. A week later at the KA Fall Closed Invite, he added a 100 back NAG with 47.44, eclipsing Michael Andrew’s 2014 record by .39 and fell just short of breaking a third NAG, going 44.00 in the 100 free (Andrew’s 43.90 has stood since 2014).

NAGs:      
200 free SCY 1:36.75 10/10/2020
100 back SCY 47.44 10/16/2020

In November, the newly-turned 15-year-old Diehl earned his first 2020 Olympic Trials cut in the 100m back (55.46) at U.S. Open in Richmond. He hopes to qualify in three more events: 100m free (off by .79), 200m free (2.07), and 200m IM (6.69).

Diehl left the 13-14 age group with all-time top-100 rankings in the SCY 50 free (5th), 100 free (2nd), 200 free (1st), 100 back (1st), 200 back (46th), 100 fly (7th), 200 fly (55th), 200 IM (11th), and 400 IM (11th); and in the LCM 100 back (26th), 200 back (65th), and 200 IM (2:10.78).

Rank Event Age Time Std Meet Date Team LSC Points
1 50 FR SCY 14 20.37 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 MA AP YY YSCAP week 3 10/25/2020 UN MD 987
1 100 FR SCY 14 44.00 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 MA KA Fall Closed Invite 10/17/2020 UN MD 1037
1 200 FR SCY 14 1:36.75 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 MD MDSI Virtual Meet Series 20-21 10/10/2020 UN MD 1047
1 100 BK SCY 14 47.44 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 MA KA Fall Closed Invite 10/16/2020 UN MD 1116
2 100 FL SCY 14 48.85 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 MA KA Fall Closed Invite 10/17/2020 UN MD 1012
2 400 IM SCY 14 3:56.56 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 MD MDSI Virtual Meet Series 20-21 10/9/2020 UN MD 975
3 200 IM SCY 14 1:50.80 2019 Futures 2020 MD LSC 14 & U CHAMPIONSHI 3/7/2020 UN MD 992
4 200 FL SCY 14 1:51.41 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 MD LSC 14 & U CHAMPIONSHI 3/8/2020 UN MD 937
5 200 BK SCY 14 1:49.48 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 MD LSC 14 & U CHAMPIONSHI 3/8/2020 UN MD 960
10 1000 FR SCY 14 9:34.17 2019 Futures 2020 MD LSC 14 & U CHAMPIONSHI 3/5/2020 UN MD 890

Honorable Mention

  • Cooper Lucas, Lakeside Aquatic Club-NT: Lucas aged up halfway through the year but remained unsurpassed among 13-14 boys in ten events: SCY 500 free, 1000 free, 200 fly, and 400 IM and LCM 200 free, 400 free, 800 free, 1500 free, 200 fly, and 400 IM. He ranked 2nd in the 200y free, 3rd in the 1650y free, 4th in the 200y IM, 6th in the 100y fly, and 9th in the 100y free. Lucas had the #1 IMX ranking among 14-year-old boys for the SCY 2019-20 season.
    Lucas left the 13-14 age group with all-time rankings of #91 in the 100y free, #5 in the 200y free, #2 in the 500y free, #2 in the 1000y free, #3 in the 1650y free, #78 in the 100y fly, #2 in the 200y fly, #24 in the 200y IM, #5 in the 400y IM, #12 in the 200m free, #17 in the 400m free, #5 in the 800m free, #17 in the 1500m free, #14 in the 200m fly, #33 in the 200m IM, and #5 in the 400m IM.
Rank Event Age Time Std Meet Date Team LSC Points
1 500 FR SCY 14 4:27.87 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 NT Short Course TAGS Champs 3/7/2020 LAC NT 961
1 1000 FR SCY 14 9:04.39 2019 Summer Nationals (LCM) 2020 NT Short Course TAGS Champs 3/5/2020 LAC NT 1035
1 200 FL SCY 14 1:47.34 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) 2020 NT Short Course TAGS Champs 3/7/2020 LAC NT 1023
1 400 IM SCY 14 3:53.31 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 NT Short Course TAGS Champs 3/6/2020 LAC NT 1009
1 200 FR LCM 14 1:56.00 2019 Futures 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/17/2020 LAC NT 932
1 400 FR LCM 14 4:04.74 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/18/2020 LAC NT 953
1 800 FR LCM 14 8:20.00 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/16/2020 LAC NT 990
1 1500 FR LCM 14 16:13.55 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/19/2020 LAC NT 927
1 200 FL LCM 14 2:05.50 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/18/2020 LAC NT 978
1 400 IM LCM 14 4:30.50 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 Pro Series – Knoxville 1/17/2020 LAC NT 1005
2 200 FR SCY 14 1:38.58 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 NT Short Course TAGS Champs 3/6/2020 LAC NT 996
3 1650 FR SCY 14 15:39.02 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 NT Short Course TAGS Champs 3/8/2020 LAC NT 935
4 200 IM SCY 14 1:51.64 2019 Futures 2020 NT Short Course TAGS Champs 3/8/2020 LAC NT 972
6 100 FL SCY 14 50.36 2019 Futures 2020 NT North Texas 14 and under Champ 2/16/2020 LAC NT 940
9 100 FR SCY 14 46.55 “AAAA” 2020 NT Short Course TAGS Champs 3/6/2020 LAC NT 902
  • Humberto Najera, Mission Viejo Nadadores-CA: Although he aged up before the summer, Najera wrapped up 2020 with 12 top-ten rankings for 13-14 boys. He posted the fastest time in the 200m back; was #2 in the 200y back, 200m free, 400m free, 800m free, and 100m back; #3 in the 200m IM and 400m IM; #4 in the 200y fly; #7 in the 100m free; and #8 in the 400y IM and 100m fly.
    All-time, he made top-100 in the 200y back (17th), 200y fly (55th), 400y IM (28th), 200m free (58th), 400m free (52nd), 800m free (20th), 200m back (18th), 200m IM (43rd), and 400m IM (12th).
Rank Event Age Time Std Meet Date Team LSC Points
1 200 BK LCM 14 2:05.82 2019 Winter US Open (LCM) 2020 GU AGS Speedo Sectionals 2/28/2020 MVN CA 1001
2 200 BK SCY 14 1:48.55 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 GU AGS Speedo Sectionals 2/28/2020 MVN CA 981
2 200 FR LCM 14 1:56.25 2019 Futures 2020 GU AGS Speedo Sectionals 2/27/2020 MVN CA 926
2 400 FR LCM 14 4:05.10 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 CA SCS/GWSC Road to Omaha 1/17/2020 MVN CA 949
2 800 FR LCM 14 8:26.68 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 GU AGS Speedo Sectionals 2/27/2020 MVN CA 954
2 100 BK LCM 14 1:00.32 2019 Futures 2020 GU AGS Speedo Sectionals 2/29/2020 MVN CA 929
3 200 IM LCM 14 2:12.40 2019 Futures 2020 CA SCS/GWSC Road to Omaha 1/20/2020 MVN CA 915
3 400 IM LCM 14 4:36.86 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 GU AGS Speedo Sectionals 2/29/2020 MVN CA 947
4 200 FL SCY 14 1:51.41 2019 Winter Juniors (SCY) 2020 GU AGS Speedo Sectionals 2/28/2020 MVN CA 937
7 100 FR LCM 14 54.28 “AAAA” 2020 CA SCS/GWSC Road to Omaha 1/19/2020 MVN CA 881
8 400 IM SCY 14 3:59.80 2019 Futures 2020 GU AGS Speedo Sectionals 2/29/2020 MVN CA 941
8 100 FL LCM 14 58.98 “AAAA” 2020 CA SCS/GWSC Road to Omaha 1/20/2020 MVN CA 877

Past Winners

Year 13-14 Girl 13-14 Boy
2020 Erika Pelaez Thomas Heilman
2019 Claire Curzan Josh Zuchowski
2018 Charlotte Hook Tona Zinn
2017 Gretchen Walsh Dare Rose
2016 Regan Smith Carson Foster
2015 Alex Walsh Zach Hils
2014 Courtney Harnish Michael Andrew
2013 Courtney Harnish Michael Andrew
2012 Becca Mann Maxime Rooney

 

In This Story

2
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of
2 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Schwim
8 months ago

Let’s go Thomas and Erika!! Such great kids

Your boy
5 months ago

Thomas is goatee

About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

Read More »