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.