Becca Mann Moves to North Baltimore Aquatic Club

Becca Mann, author of the “week with USRPT series” we posted two weeks ago, has changed training locations. She is moving to train at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, she told SwimSwam on Wednesday afternoon.

The 16-year old Mann was a three-time Olympic Trials finalist in 2012, placing 5th in the 800 free, 5th in the 400 IM, and 6th in the 400 free in Omaha when she was just 14 years old.

Since then, she has expanded her repertoire to include open water, finishing 2nd in both the 5km and 10km race at the 2013 Open Water National Championship meet and qualify for the World Championship team.

She’s also a three-time Jr. Pan Pacs gold medalist.

Becca Mann began to make national headlines while swimming with the Academy Bullets in Illinois, where she swam some astonishing times as an 11-12. She then moved to Clearwater, Florida to train with Randy Reese and the Clearwater Aquatic Team.

Mann is a current member of the USA Swimming National Team, and is the 13-14 National Age Group Record holder in the 800 meter free, the 1500 meter free, the 400 meter IM, and the 1650 yard free.

She will now head north to Baltimore, her third unique training region, to swim under Bob Bowman and staff at North Baltimore. North Baltimore and its staff has a strong history of working with young female middle-to-distance swimmers. Among the most prominent of those successes recently is Erik Posegay’s work with Gillian Ryan while they were at the Parkland Aquatic Club; she won the U.S. National Championship at just 16 years old as well.

To see more about Becca Mann’s excursion into USRPT, see the links below.

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Mac
7 years ago

Wow! Big congrats Becca! I wish you the best training around some of the world’s very best!

beachmouse
7 years ago

Seems like a win-win with Becca and NBAC. She comes across as a great person to share a lane with during practice.

SwimFan
7 years ago

Wow – Becca Mann, Lotte Friis, Allison Schmitt, Gillian Ryan and Cierra Runge should make for a top notch training partner group.

Reply to  SwimFan
7 years ago

I don’t think Gillian Ryan or Cierra Runge train with Bowman.

floppy
Reply to  Hulk Swim
7 years ago

I think they’re both off to college next year.

BAXTER
Reply to  Hulk Swim
7 years ago

That’s probably why the article says, “North Baltimore and its staff…”, not specifically Bob Bowman.

Reply to  BAXTER
7 years ago

I was referring to swimfan’s comment, not the article.

BAXTER
Reply to  Hulk Swim
7 years ago

hulk angry…my bad

ArtVanDeLegh10
7 years ago

Too bad she didn’t continue with USRPT-ha.

CraigH
7 years ago

When are the rest of the USRPT diaries being posted? I though they originally said itwas going to be 8 days. Also, were’t there going to be profiles of coaches and teams that implement USRPT with larger audiences?

bobo gigi
7 years ago

Great news for her!
She will have some choices to do.
We have seen last year that her focus was on open water and her pool results have been affected.
Very hard, if not impossible, to do both at the same time with much success.
The second American spot in the 800 free and in the 1500 free behind Miss Ledecky is very open. If she wants to be ahead of Sutton, Ryan, Runge, Anderson or Peacock, she needs to focus on the pool.

SwimFan
7 years ago

Cierra has trained in Coach Bowman’s group since last May and Gillian since Lotte Friis joined the group.

Great kids and will go to Cal and Michigan, respectively, in the Fall.

Should do really well this summer.

Reply to  SwimFan
7 years ago

Wow… wasn’t aware… crazy training group.

O.G.SWIMMER
7 years ago

Great move to a very positive atmosphere and a Coach that cares about his swimmers.

RTS
Reply to  O.G.SWIMMER
7 years ago

Yes, with emphasis on coach who cares about his swimmers, as opposed to the previous coach!

HUMBLE
Reply to  RTS
7 years ago

RTS, Really? I have a pretty good idea on who you are, Why do you have to be so nasty toward a coach who you know is the one that made a difference in Mathew’s great success. For the record Randy cares about his swimmers, if it weren’t for politics you know Mathew would still be there!

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