Check out at the Weekly Wonders for the weekend of December 4-6, 2015.
Mei Lynn Colby, 18, Academy of Texas Aquatic Champions Swim Club: 50y free (23.26) – Colby eked out a best time by 1/100 winning the women’s 50 free at the COR Winter Classic “A” Meet hosted by City of Richardson Swim Team. She also won the 100 back with her second-best time ever, as well as the 200 back and 100 fly.
Sophie Housey, 13, Pointe Aquatics: 200y free (1:51.74) – Housey went a best time by a half-second and was a full second than she had been at the same meet last year when she won the girls’ 200 free at the FAST Santa Clause Classic in Fishers, Indiana. Housey also won the 500 free and 100 back.
Nathaniel Hickman-Chow, 15, The Woodlands Swim Team: 500y free (4:31.85) – Swimming at the Gulf Southern Senior Championships, Hickman-Chow improved his seed time by nearly 2 seconds and was 8.6 seconds faster than last December when he swam the 500 free in prelims. He also went a best time in finals in the 400m free, as well as in the 100/200y free, 50/200m free, and 200y IM.
Jake Kealy, 16, Wilton Y Wahoos: 200y back (1:49.43) – Kealy picked up his first Winter Juniors cut in the 200 yard back with a second-place finish at the 23rd Annual YOTA-TYR Capital Classic hosted by YMCA of the Triangle Area. He took home new personal bests in the 100 free, 100 fly, and 200 IM as well.
Isabella Pytel, 12, Academy Bullets Swim Club: 100y breast (1:06.30) – Competing at the OLY Winter Invite hosted by Oakland Live Y’ers at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Pytel won 7 girls 11-12 events (100 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 50/100 fly, and 100/200 IM), notching best times in all but the backstroke. She also earned new PBs in the 50/200/500 free.
Tristen Ulett, 13, Dynamo Swim Club: 100y fly (53.84) – At the Georgia Senior Short Course State Championships, Ulett dropped 1.7 seconds, finished second in the women’s 100 fly, and qualified for the US Open. She was also second in the women’s 200 free and 200 fly, and had top-8 prelims swims in the 50/100 free, 100 back, and 200 IM. She went seven-for-seven in best times.
Andrey Tretyakov, 17, Madison Swimming Association: 100y fly (48.07) – Swimming unattached at the Alabama State High School Championships, Tretyakov led Bob Jones High School to a Class 6A-7A title with his individual wins in the 100 fly and 200 IM and his role on their winning 200 medley and 200 free relays. Tretyakov set the AHSAA state record in both the fly (48.07) and IM (1:49.88).
Dillon Hillis, 15, Manhattan Makos: 400y IM (3:57.75) – Hillis crushed his previous PB with a 15-second drop to win the men’s 400 IM with a meet record at Speedo Holiday Classic hosted by Diplomat Swim Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He also won the 100/200 breast, 100/200 fly, and 200 IM, all with best times. He also got best times in the 50 free and 100 free and set the meet record in the 200 fly.
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