Blueseventy Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 11/6/2019

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Matti Turrini, 14, Irvine Novaquatics (NOVA-CA): 100 free, 51.95 – Fourteen-year-old Matti Turrini swam the first 100-yard freestyle of her life in September, going 54.45 (a triple-A cut). Six weeks later, she shaved two-and-a-half seconds off that time, hitting a 2019 Futures cut in 51.95. Turrini hit Futures cuts in three other events at the same meet: the 50 (23.98), 200 (1:50.66) and 500 free (4:58.64).

Anders Aistars, 15, Mission Viejo Nadadores (MVN-CA): 200 free, 1:40.80 –  At the conclusion of the 2017 season, then-13-year-old Anders Aistars held a best time of 1:52.86 in the 200 free. In March of 2018, he was 1:49.05, and by December, 1:45.02. Then, in March of this year, Aistars went 1:43.81, and last weekend, he dropped to 1:40.80 — a 2019 Futures cut. He went best times in the 500 (4:32.76) and 1000 free (9:25.99) at the same meet, nabbing Futures cuts in both.

Teagan Steinmetz, 15, Denver Swim Academy (DSA-CO): 400 IM, 4:22.29 – Fifteen-year-old Teagan Steinmetz wrapped up 2018 with a lifetime best of 4:37.62 in the 400 IM. In her first swim of 2019, she went 4:36.04, thent 4:33.10 on the same day. By the end of March, she was 4:29.60. Last weekend, Steinmetz went 4:22.29, a new 2019 Winter Juniors cut. She also hit a Winter Juniors cut in the 200 breast, going 2:16.62.

Brady Beyer, 14, Club Olympia Swim Team (COST-IN): 200 breast, 2:07.95 – Fourteen-year-old Brady Beyer entered 2019 with a best time of 2:10.19 in the 200 breast. In January, he dropped to 2:09.65, and in March, he went 2:08.22. Last weekend, he improved to 2:07.95, bettering his already 2019 Futures-qualified time.

Maya Arroyo, 13, Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club (CWAC-IL): 100 back, 55.75 – Thirteen-year-old Maya Arroyo wrapped up 2018 with a best time of 57.35 in the 100-yard back. In early March, she went 56.63, then was 58.24 in October. Last weekend, she went 55.75, a 2019 Winter Juniors cut — her first of the year.

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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