AgonSwim Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 6/10/2015

It was a quieter weekend than Memorial Day’s, but there was still quite a bit of activity taking place all across the country. Take a look below at the AgonSwim Weekly Wonders for June 5-7, 2015:

Lennox Lyles, 12, Chicago South Swim Club: 50m free (27.41) – Swimming at the Summer Classic hosted by Joliet Y Jets Swim Team / Joliet Community Swim Association (JCSA), Lyles erased 1.9 seconds from his PB in the 50 free. He also earned new times in the 100 free, 50/100 back, 50/100 breast, and 200 IM.

Syd Paglia, 13, Suburban Seahawks Club: 50m free (27.97) – Paglia dipped below the 28-second bar for the first time at the Spring Classic hosted by Greater Philadelphia Aquatic Club. She dropped .13 in prelims and another .11 in finals to finish second in the girls 13-14 race. She was also second in the 100 back, and finished the meet with PBs in the 50/100/200 free and 100 back.

JJ Hardy, 13, YMCA Columbia Swim Club: 100m free (58.46) – Hardy crushed his 100 free, dropping 2.3 seconds and breezing crashing through the 1:00 barrier, at the Aiken-Augusta Swim League 46th Annual Junior Jaguar Invitational. In addition to the 100 free, Hardy notched best times in the 50/200 free and 50 fly.

Isabella Barrientos, 11, The Woodlands Swim Team: 200m free (2:20.89) – Barrientos dropped 2.2 seconds in prelims and another 1.5 in finals at the TWST Invitational, for a nearly 4-second improvement in her 200 free. She placed second in the girls 11-12 final. Barrientos also went best times in the 100/400 free and 100/200 back.

Matthew Tannenberger, 12, Swim Streamline at Northampton: 400m free (4:37.50) – Also swimming at the TWST Invitational, Tannenberger scored a 4.4-second drop and won the boys 11-12 400 free by .70. He also won the 200 free, 50/100/200 breast, and 200 IM. The weekend produced new PBs in the 200/400 free, 50/100 breast, and 200 IM.

Amber Glenn, 16, Pleasantville Aquatics: 800m free (8:56.41) – Glenn’s 11-second improvement at the GPAC Spring Classic earned her a first Summer Juniors cut in the 800 free. She almost made a clean sweep of the freestyle events, picking up new PBs in the 50, 200, 400, and 1500, in addition to the 800.

Cristian Bell, 14, Egg Harbor Township Seahawks: 100m back (1:01.02) – Bell rocketed into the nation’s top ten for 14-year-old boys with his 1.3-second drop in the 100 back at the GPAC Spring Classic. Bell finished the weekend with lifetime bests in the 100/200 back, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM.

Abbi Schwartz, 14, St Croix Swim Club: 100m back (1:05.15) – Schwartz earned her first national cut in the 100 back at the Jump into June Open hosted by TWIN Cities Swim Team at the University of Minnesota. Schwartz won the girls 13 & older 100 back, placed second in the 200 back, and was top-8 in the 50/100/200 free. Schwartz went home with new times in the 100/200 free, 100/200 back, and 100 fly.

Olivia Calegan, 15, Greater Nebraska Swim Team: 100m breast (1:11.81) – Calegan broke the 1:12 barrier for the first time in two years when she won the girls 13 & older 100 back at Jump into June Open. It was her best time by 7/10 and beat her previous in-season best by 4 seconds. Calegan also earned a PB in the 100 fly.

Hayden Kwan, 12, Maclay Northside Dolphins: 200m fly (2:29.68) – Swimming at the Sunshine State Games Swimming Championships hosted by the Makos Aquatics of Gainesville, in partnership with the Gainesville Sports Commission, Kwan dropped nearly 4 seconds in the 200 fly. He achieved eight personal bests over the course of the three-day meet: 50/400 free, 100/200 back, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 200/400 IM.

Caleb Babb, 13, Jacksonville Sharks: 200m IM (2:24.91) – Babb improved his 200 IM time by 3.1 seconds at the Academy Bullets Speedo Capital City Classic. Babb also went best times in the 400 free, 100 breast, 200 fly, and 400 IM.

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7 years ago

You missed Hayden Zheng (12) of Aquajets Swim Team. He swam at Subway Rock the Blocks Meet in Ames Iowa with all PB times including #3 fastest time in 100mBR (1:13.74) and very good times in 100FL, 200/400IM and 200BR.

Reply to  Newtoswimswam
7 years ago

3rd fastest time in the nation this season for 12-yr-olds.

7 years ago

13 y/o Ryan Catron (still in seventh grade though!)
100 back- 1:01.80
200 back- 2:14.39
200 IM- 2:17.94
400 IM- 4:50.73 all at an in season meet
He is incredible and only getting faster. I think he will go as fast as Lasco did at that age (like last summer)

Rupert Dunn
Reply to  Pvk
7 years ago

13 y old on 7th grade, maybe you meant 8th grade.

7 years ago

Thank you for posting and recognizing young age group swimmers.

bobo gigi
7 years ago

A few additions for that weekend. There were some of the fastest US kids in the water on the boys’ side.

13-year-old Destin Lasco from Pleasantville Aquatics
2.04.41 in the 200 free I predict 1.58 in August.
1.00.23 in the 100 back New PB Time to break the minute Destin! 🙂 I predict 58 low in August.
2.09.27 in the 200 back New PB I predict 2.04 in August!
2.15.78 in the 200 IM I predict 2.09 in August!

11-year-old Ronald Dalmacio from Rose Bowl Aquatics
2.27.25 in the 200 back

9-year-old Jaedan Gamilla from Maverick Swim Club
1.25.97 in the 100 breast
33.15 in the 50 fly
2.44.72 in… Read more »

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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 …

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