Presenting our Weekly Wonders for the weekend of July 22-24, 2016:
Zoe Summar, 11, Excel Aquatics: 200m free (2:12.24) – Summar won the girls’ 11-12 100/200/400 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM at the Southeastern LSC Long Course Championships at Centennial SportsPlex. She went a personal best in all but the IM, including a 3-second drop in the 200 free. Summar is now 13 seconds faster in the event than she was a year ago.
Charlie Krajc, 12, Charter Oak Aquatics: 200m back (2:22.03) – Swimming at the Connecticut Swimming Age Group Championships, Krajc took 3 seconds off his PB in the 200 back, and was 28 seconds faster than he’d been last year at this time. He also improved his 100 fly by 3.3 seconds, going 14 seconds faster than in 2015. Krajc won the 200/400 free, 50/100/200 back, and 100 fly, all with best times.
Elizabeth Broshears, 14, Boonville Aquatic Dolphins: 200m back (2:20.38) – Broshears scored her first-ever Winter Juniors cut at the Indiana SwimFest Long Course Championships when she dropped 1 second and was runner-up in the girls’ 13-14 200 back. She finished the weekend with new times in the 50/100 free and 100/200 back.
Anna Keating, 13, Machine Aquatics: 100m breast (1:12.05) – Keating took 1.5 seconds off her seed time and won the girls’ 13-14 100 breast at Potomac Valley Swimming Long Course Age Group Championships hosted by Fort Belvoir Swim Team at University of Maryland. Keating set the meet record and snagged an invitation to Summer Juniors in the event, adding to the 200 breast cut she had earned in March.
Camilo Vargas, 12, Flatiron Athletic Club: 100m breast (1:13.04) – Vargas won the boys’ 11-12 50/100/200 breast, 50 free, 200 back, 200 IM titles at the Colorado Swimming Long Course State Championships. He went a PB by 1.7 seconds in the 100 and was 4.3 seconds faster than at the same time last year. Vargas went home with new times in the 50 free, 200 back, 50/100/200 breast, 50 fly, and 200 IM. He set state records in the three breasts and the 200 IM.
Sean Swift, 13, Davis Arden Racing Team: 200m breast (2:28.47) – Competing at the CA-NV Summer Sectionals hosted by California Capital Aquatics, Swift dropped 4.2 seconds and was the youngest finalist by 2 years in the 200 breast. Swift is now a full 9.2 seconds ahead of last summer’s pace in the event. He also scored new PBs in the 200 free, 100 breast, and 200 IM.
Kaitlyn Dobler, 14, The Dolphins Portland Swimming: 200m breast (2:34.52) – Dobler knocked an unbelievable 5.5 seconds off her seed time and won the women’s 200 breast at Speedo Sectionals at Gresham hosted by Mt. Hood Aquatics. She earned her first qualification for U.S. Open with the swim. Dobler also picked up new times in the 50/100/200 free, 100 breast, and 200 IM.
William Christenson, 14, Evergreen Swim Club: 200m fly (2:07.97) – With a 2.7-second drop, Christenson placed 6th in the men’s 200 fly at the Pacific Northwest LSC Long Course Championships hosted by Mt. Hood Aquatics. He was the only 14-year-old in the A or B final, and was 11 seconds faster than he’d been a year ago. Christenson’s outstanding performance extended to new PBs in the 800 free, 100/200 back, 100/200 fly, and 200 IM.
Ashley Boddiford, 17, Blue Dolfins: 200m IM (2:21.36) – Boddiford dropped 4 seconds and earned her first Summer Juniors cut in the 200 IM at the Florida Swimming Summer Senior Championships. She won both the 200 and 400 IMs and the 100 and 200 backstrokes.
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Camilo you are a “rock star” congrats on your records!!!
love, Auntie Laura & Uncle Kim
Max McHugh: 16 year old breastroker, goes 53.0/1:55.4 SCY, 1:03.6/2:18.9 LCM. Team: Door County YMCA.
Good swimmer, but you have no business mention him here. Brag about him elsewhere!! When did he swim those times anyway? Definitely not this week, I am sure. This honor is not necessarily given to fast swimmers like Max. Read AGON’s Reminder: The Weekly Wonders column is a celebration of age-group swimming, where new champions are made every day. Anyone can look up the top swims of the week. That’s not what we’re doing here. If we were only reporting on the week’s top swims we would feature the same handful of athletes every Wednesday. Instead, this is an opportunity to introduce the swimming community to athletes who have made great strides in the context of their own particular swimming… Read more »
Kenisha Liu deserves some recognition from her results at the CA/NV sectional. Dropping from a 4:56.06 to a 4:47.77 in her 400IM as well as a 2:17.67 to a 2:15.91 in her 200IM. She also had an impressive 200fly dropping from a 2:15.60 to a 2:13.32. Assuming she’s going to Juniors, she will definitely be in contention for a title in the 50free, 100free, 200breast, 100fly, 200fly, 200IM, and 400IM (assuming she decides to swim that many events!) And of course she had many other great swims as well this past weekend, but those are definitely the highlights. Can’t wait to watch her do even greater things in the future!