Carmel High School Boys Crush More Than a Second Off National HS Record

2022 Indiana High School Boys’ Swimming & Diving Championships

  • February 25-26, 2022
  • IUPUI Natatorium, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 25 yards (SCY), Prelims/Finals
  • Live Results

Full Recap to Follow

The Carmel High School boys kicked off their quest for an 8th-straight Indiana State Championship on Saturday with a headline-grabbing National High School Record in the 200 medley relay.

The team of Sean SullivanRyan MalickiAaron Shackell, and Christopher Holmes combined for a 1:26.88. That crushed the school, state, and National Public School Record of 1:27.94 that was set at the 2020 State Championship meet.

Only Malicki, the breaststroke, is a carryover from that relay: he was a sophomore in 2020.

The time is also well-under the overall National High School Record of 1:27.74 that was set in 2014 by The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The old Carmel relay included Wyatt Davis, who was the #5 recruit in the nation in the class of 2020, and Jake Mitchell, who made the US Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020 in the 400 free.

Splits Comparison:

Carmel HS Carmel HS
The Baylor School
New National HS Record Old Public School Record
Old Overall HS Record
Back Sean Sullivan – 21.82 Wyatt Davis – 21.15
Luke Kaliszak – 21.81
Breast Ryan Malicki – 24.18 Ryan Malicki – 24.83
Dustin Tynes – 24.83
Fly Aaron Shackell – 20.86 Griffin Hadley – 21.77
Sam McHugh – 21.02
Free Christopher Holmes – 20.02 Jake Mitchell – 20.19
Christian Selby – 20.08
Total Time 1:26.88 1:27.94 1:27.74

Every single leg of Carmel’s new record-setting relay was faster than the old public-school and overall record relays except for the backstroke leg.

Sullivan and Shackell are both juniors and are expected to return next season. Ryan Malicki‘s younger brother Brandon, a sophomore, is the front-runner to take over for him on the breaststroke leg.

Carmel’s high school medley relay would rank them among the top 50 NCAA Division I 200 medley relays this season.

Through the boys’ 100 backstroke, Carmel was 100 points ahead of Zionsville in the team standings with two events remaining.

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9 months ago

Video Please!

Alan Smith
9 months ago

It is a sprint relay 10 and under’s do! Big deal!

Richard Garcia
Reply to  Alan Smith
9 months ago

You a goof

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9 months ago


Lisa Davis
9 months ago

Carmel has such a great culture and it is paying off as the team continues to grow and foster future swimmers. I see it everyday at practice watching age group swimmers. The future is bright for Carmel Swim!

Go Greyhounds!
9 months ago

Congratulations Carmel Boys, Coach Plumb and staff! Just amazing! No better program in the country. Fine tuned machine! And The results from this club just keep getting better.

9 months ago

Is anyone going to talk about how fast this meets was!

9 months ago

This meet has been an embarrassment of officiating for years. They STILL only have 4 stroke judges and zero turn judges for the entire pool. The records should not count, and USA Swimming should not certify any of the times as observed swims.

Reply to  SwammaJammaDingDong
9 months ago

Stay mad

9 months ago

Congrats to Carmel on winning the team title and also Stevenson HS won what I believe was their first IHSA state title and the highest they have gone since getting second in both 03 and 04.

Former Big10
9 months ago

20.8 fly split, and he’s back next year!?!? 🥲

Reply to  Former Big10
9 months ago

His younger sister won the girls 100 Fly in 51.71 and also split 49.28 in the 400 free relay (2nd leg). Some serious swimmer genes in that fam. She has 3 more years…

Former Big10
Reply to  INSwimDad
9 months ago

*hehe we’re in trouble* meme

Steve, heeellllppp

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