It wasn’t the busiest of weekends, but with winter high school swimming winding down we are starting to see a lot of very fast swimming. Below are the AgonSwim Weekly Wonders for the weekend of January 30-February 1, 2015.
Ema Rajic, 14, Champaign County YMCA Heat: 50y free (23.95) – Rajic dipped under 24 seconds for the first time at the 35th Annual 2015 Schroeder A+ Meet, where she finished second in the 50 and 100 free, third in the 200 free, and first in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, and 400 IM (she dropped more than 13 seconds and set the meet record in the 400 IM). Rajic took home new times in everything save the 200 IM.
Quinn Schaedler, 12, Lake Shore Swim Club: 100y free (53.40) – Schaedler won the girls 13-14 50, 100, and 200 frees at the TYR Sport Winter Invitational hosted by Cincinnati Marlins, earning best times in each event. Schaedler also achieved a new PB in the 100 fly during the weekend.
Jacob McDonald, 12, Cincinnati Marlins: 200y free (1:49.30) – McDonald tore it up at the TYR Sport Winter Invitational, winning the boys 11-12 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 50 back, 100 IM, and 200 IM. He improved his PB in the 200 free by over a second, breaking through the 1:50 barrier for the first time.
Cason Wilburn, 13, Tidewater Aquatic Club: 500y free (4:44.61) – Wilburn dropped 7 seconds in his 500 free at the USA Swimming IM Xtreme Games held at University of Maryland. He also went best times in the 200 back, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 IM. Wilburn finished in first place in the boys 13 year olds sextathlon with 5096 points.
Harrison Lierz, 12, Front Range Barracudas: 1650 free (17:23.44) – At the CUDA Distance Time Trials, Lierz dropped 39 seconds and won the mixed open 1650. With that swim, Lierz rose to number 4 on the top ten list for 12-year-old boys this season.
Krissy Harmon, 18, Kronos Aquatics: 1650 free (17:10.68) – Harmon went a best time and won the girls 1650 at the CUDA Cupid Classic hosted by Barracuda Swim Team at the SVSU Gerstacker Aquatic Center. She also won the 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 back, and 100 fly.
Lance Godard, 11, Kansas City Blazers: 100y back (1:00.81) – Swimming at the Tiger Invitational hosted by Columbia Swim Club, Godard was runner-up in the boys 12 & under 100 back, and he won the 50 free, 100 breast, 50 fly, and 100 fly, all with best times. He also finished the weekend with new PBs in the 50 back, 200 back, and 50 breast, and 100 IM.
Duncan Lee, 16, Dallas Mustangs: 200y back (1:49.02) – Marking his first foray into the sub-1:50 world. Lee won the boys 15 & older 200 back at the ATAC Open hosted by ATAC Swim Club at the Loos Natatorium. Lee took 1.4 seconds off his seed time and was 2.8 seconds faster than he was a year ago.
Rachel Munson, 17, Shorewood Swim Club: 100y breast (1:02.21) – Munson went her second-best time ever, and was the fastest she’s been in the past year, at the Schroeder A+ Meet. That swim elevated her to the fourth-fastest 17-year-old this season.
Caleb Aman, 14, Williamsburg Aquatic Club: 200y breast (2:07.74) – Aman dropped 2.7 seconds and won the boys 13-14 200 breast at the IM Xtreme Games at University of Maryland. He also had significant time drops in the 500 free (-11.5 seconds), 200 back (-.9), 200 fly (-6), and 200 IM (-.1).
Jasmine Hellmer, 15, Unattached (Nation’s Capital Swim Club): 50y fly (55.10) – Swimming for Flint Hill School at the Washington Metropolitan Prep School League Championships, Hellmer won the 100 fly with a new personal best time by .20. She also placed third in the 100 back and was a member of Flint Hill’s medley and 400 free relays.
Abby Hay, 13, Peters Township Swim Club: 200y fly (2:06.85) – Hay went six-for-six, achieving best times in every event she swam at the IM Xtreme Games: 500 free (-4.6 seconds), 200 back (-2.7), 200 breast (-3.3), 200 fly (-3), 200 IM (-.3), and 400 IM (-1.8).
Kate McCarville, 11, Springfield Aquatics: 400y IM (4:51.38) – At the Heartbreaker Invitational hosted by Jasper County Killer Whales in Webb City, Missouri, McCarville won the girls 12 & under 400 IM with a best time by 12.6 seconds. She also won the 500 free (-3 seconds), 200 back (-7.5), and 200 breast (-1.9).