See who made AgonSwim’s list of Weekly Wonders for the weekend of October 3-5, 2014:
Luke Barr, 11, Sarpy County Swim Club: 50y free (25.96) – Not only did Barr go a best time in the 50 free at SCSC’s Intersquad meet in Papillion, Nebraska, but he beat last year’s time by three seconds. In a 50. Barr won the boys 11-12 50 free, 50 breast, and 100 IM.
Max Hawton, 13, Charger Aquatics: 100y free (49.97) – Hawton was under 50 seconds for the second week in a row at Charger Aquatics’ Fall Decathlon held at Albuquerque Academy Natatorium. He won the boys 13-14 50/100 free and 50/100 back, and finished the weekend with new PBs in the 50 free, 50/100 back, 50/100 breast, 50 fly, and 100/200 IM.
Briana Gellineau, 12, Long Island Aquatic Club: 200y free (1:59.82) – Gellineau didn’t spend a lot of time flirting with that 2:00 barrier that eludes so many swimmers her age; she shot right past it at the AGUA Season Starter. Gellineau dropped 3.2 seconds off her best time, and was 13.5 (that’s thirteen point five) seconds faster than she was at the same meet last year.
Rafael Rodriguez, 12, South Florida Aquatic Club: 500y free (4:53.17) – At the Florida Gold Coast IMX-IMR Challenge / Friday Distance Meet at Academic Village Pool, Rodriguez went a best time in the 500 by nearly five seconds. He was 23.5 seconds faster than at the same meet a year ago. In addition, he broke an LSC record for 11-12 boys in the 400 IM (4:19.90) with his 11.5-second drop.
Kathleen Golding, 13, South Florida Aquatic Club: 1650y free (17:21.30) – Golding swam her first mile at the Florida Gold Coast IMX-IMR Challenge / Friday Distance Meet and popped a 17:21. Then she went on to win the girls 13-14 200 back, 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM.
Isabel Pennington, 11, Gateway YWCA Seadragons: 100y back (1:02.51) – Pennington won the girls 11-12 back at the Commotion At The Ocean Meet hosted by Waves of Wilmington Swim Team at the UNCW Natatorium. Pennington went her best time by a hair, but was fully 4.4 seconds faster than at last year’s version of the same meet. She also won the 50/100 free, 50 back, and 50/100 fly.
Conor Vienneau, 12, Chesapeake Bay Aquatic Club: 200y back (2:07.50) – With a big 13.2-second drop from the same meet last year, Vienneau won the boys 11-12 200 back at the Retriever Aquatics Club’s Columbus Day Classic. He also won the 200 IM with a best time by 4.6 seconds, 12 seconds better than a year ago.
Liselle Tomlin, 11, Monocacy Aquatic Club: 200y breast (2:39.03) – Tomlin went a personal best by 10 seconds and won the girls 11-12 200 breast at the RAC Columbus Day Classic. She also won the 100 breast, and picked up new times in all eight events she swam: 100 free, 50/200 back, 100/200 breast, 50/100 fly, and 200 IM.
Luca Urlando, 12, Foothill Aqua Sharks Swim Team: 100y fly (58.56) – Urlando dropped a massive four seconds from his previous best at Capital City Aquatics’ Spook-Tacular in Roseville, California. He ended the weekend with new PBs in the 50/100 free, 100/200 back, 100 breast, 50/100 fly, and 400 IM.
Dillon Simpson, 14, Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club: 200y fly (1:58.08) – Swimming at the CFSC October IMX Meet, Simpson shaved 1.7 seconds off his best time and was a full 8 seconds faster than he was last year at the same meet. In addition to the 200 fly, Simpson won the boys 14 500 free, 200 back, 200 breast, and 200/400 IM.
Dong Hyeon Hwang, 13, and Dong Jin Hwang, 16: Manoa Aquatics: 200y IM – At the Hawaii Senior Meet, Dong Hyeon dropped four seconds off his seed time and finished with 2:05.27. Dong Jin dropped more than three in the same event and touched in 2:02.06. Dong Jin also picked up a best time in the 200 back.