This morning, NCAP swimmer Andrew Seliskar broke his own National Age Group Record in the 100 breaststroke with a 53.33. In finals, he took it even lower, swimming a 53.26 at the Potomac Valley Swimming Junior/Senior Championships to clear the 15-16 100 breaststroke NAG Record for the 5th time this season.
Seliskar Prelims: 24.90 – 28.43: 53.33
Seliskar Finals: 25.08 – 28.18: 53.26
In his finals swim, Seliskar didn’t go out quite as fast, but he did close very well. Sometimes, we’ll see the opposite after a prelims record-breaking swim, with an athlete pushing themselves early in a race to try and get their own record. He showed great discipline here, though, to control his speed on the front-half and burst through to the finish.
Among other notable swims in the finals session:
- 14-year old Kylie Jordan and 13-year old Isabella Rongione touched with identical splits at the 150 yard mark of the 200 free. Jordan was just a tiny bit better on that last 50 and won in 1:50.17. Rongione was a 1:50.20, which is her best time by a full second. This is on the lower end of her primary events, but take that as a forewarning of a potentially big swim in the 500 later in the meet (perhaps somewhere sub-4:46).
- 13-year old Cassidy Bayer won the 100 fly in 53.70 to just hold-off Machine Aquatics’ Hellen Moffitt in the senior division. She destroyed the NAG Record books for 11-12’s, and despite being another swimmer on the bottom half of her age group, she’s now tied for 5th all-time among 13-14’s with Elaine Breeden and Katie McLaughlin.
- George Mason post-grad Ashley Danner won both the 100 breast (1:01.52) and 400 IM (4:16.52). Rongione was 2nd in that 400 IM in 4:22.35