2021 USA Swimming 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships
- March 3 – 28, 2021
- SCY (short course yards) & LCM (long course meters) format
- Meet Info
USA Swimming’s 2021 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships wrapped up on Sunday, with the TAC Titans (short course yards) and Carmel Swim Club (long course meters) finishing atop the overall club leaderboards.
The near month-long competition, which opened on March 3 and closed on the 28th, followed the same format as the Winter version, using results from all sanctioned meets across the country to compile a single unified leaderboard. The main difference was the addition of LCM after winter was SCY-only.
The TAC Titans finished with 259.5 points in the SCY standings, 106.5 clear of runners-up NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc. (153.0). This included a 178-point effort on the girls’ side.
Leading the way for the Titans was Claire Curzan, who posted the top time across three events: the 100 free (47.32), 100 back (50.03) and 100 fly (49.51), with the latter two being 15-16 National Age Group Records.
Curzan actually led five events at the halfway mark, having to settle for second in the 50 fre and third in the 200 back.
Her teammate Charlotte Hook also put up the top time in the 200 fly and 400 IM, while Torri Huske (50 free, 200 free) and Phoebe Bacon (200 back, 200 IM) also had multiple top times. Huske also set a new 17-18 NAG in the 100 fly, but still couldn’t get the win here with Curzan standing in the way.
Bacon recorded her swims at the NCAA Championships as a freshman for Wisconsin, with her 200 back effort of 1:48.32 earning the national title. Runner-up Isabelle Stadden was also at NCAAs with Cal.
On the boys’ side, the only two swimmers with multiple top times were also at NCAAs. Florida freshman Adam Chaney put up leading marks in the 50 free (18.81), 100 free (41.74) and 100 back (44.74), while Georgia’s Luca Urlando did so in the 100 fly (44.99) and 200 fly (1:39.75).
SCY Event Leaders
|Torri Huske||50 FR SCY||F||18||PV||Arlington Aquatic Club||21.39|
|Claire Curzan||100 FR SCY||F||16||NC||TAC Titans||47.32|
|Torri Huske||200 FR SCY||F||18||PV||Arlington Aquatic Club||1:44.00|
|Abigail McCulloh||500 FR SCY||F||18||GA||SwimAtlanta||4:42.39|
|Paige McKenna||1650 FR SCY||F||17||PV||Nation’s Capital Swim Club||16:08.80|
|Claire Curzan||100 BK SCY||F||16||NC||TAC Titans||50.03|
|Phoebe Bacon||200 BK SCY||F||18||PV||Unattached||1:48.32|
|Letitia Sim||100 BR SCY||F||18||SE||TNT Swimming||59.18|
|Lydia Jacoby||200 BR SCY||F||17||AK||Unattached||2:08.61|
|Claire Curzan||100 FL SCY||F||16||NC||TAC Titans||49.51|
|Charlotte Hook||200 FL SCY||F||17||NC||TAC Titans||1:52.72|
|Phoebe Bacon||200 IM SCY||F||18||PV||Unattached||1:54.55|
|Charlotte Hook||400 IM SCY||F||17||NC||TAC Titans||4:06.43|
|Adam Chaney||50 FR SCY||M||18||FL||Unattached||18.81|
|Adam Chaney||100 FR SCY||M||18||FL||Unattached||41.74|
|Baturalp Unlu||200 FR SCY||M||18||GA||Unattached||1:32.27|
|Luke Hobson||500 FR SCY||M||17||PC||Lakeridge Swim Team||4:16.56|
|Charlie Clark||1650 FR SCY||M||18||LE||Unattached||14:40.70|
|Adam Chaney||100 BK SCY||M||18||FL||Unattached||44.74|
|Jack Aikins||200 BK SCY||M||18||GA||SwimAtlanta||1:39.85|
|Noah Nichols||100 BR SCY||M||18||VA||Unattached||51.88|
|Alex Sanchez||200 BR SCY||M||18||GU||Unattached||1:53.87|
|Luca Urlando||100 FL SCY||M||18||SN||Unattached||44.99|
|Luca Urlando||200 FL SCY||M||18||SN||Unattached||1:39.75|
|Jonny Affeld||200 IM SCY||M||18||PC||Unattached||1:44.41|
|Mikey Moore||400 IM SCY||M||18||NC||Unattached||3:44.25|
In the long course rankings, Carmel Swim Club led the way by over 100 points, compiling 300.5, while it was the Sandpipers of Nevada girls (184.0) and iNspire Swim Team boys (137.0) leading each specific gender category.
Sandpiper swimmers Bella Sims (200 free, 800 free) and Katie Grimes (1500 free, 400 IM) both put up the fastest time across two events, while Nashville Aquatic Club’s Gretchen Walsh led three – 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly.
Letitia Sim and Lydia Jacoby combined to lead all four girls’ breaststroke events across the two courses, with Sim topping the SCY 100 breast and LCM 200 breast, and Jacoby doing the opposite, winning the yards 200 breast and long course 100 breast.
Lakeridge’s Luke Hobson was the only swimmer, male or female, to place first in (essentially) the same event in both SCY and LCM, leading the yards 500 free and long course 400 free.
LCM Event Leaders
|Gretchen Walsh||50 FR LCM||F||18||SE||Nashville Aquatic Club||24.85|
|Gretchen Walsh||100 FR LCM||F||18||SE||Nashville Aquatic Club||54.51|
|Bella Sims||200 FR LCM||F||15||CA||Sandpipers Of Nevada||2:00.05|
|Cavan Gormsen||400 FR LCM||F||15||MR||Long Island Aquatic Club||4:12.51|
|Bella Sims||800 FR LCM||F||15||CA||Sandpipers Of Nevada||8:31.48|
|Katie Grimes||1500 FR LCM||F||15||CA||Sandpipers Of Nevada||16:20.35|
|Kiley Wilhelm||100 BK LCM||F||16||NC||Lifetime Swim Team North Carolina||1:00.97|
|Jo Jo Ramey||200 BK LCM||F||15||IN||Fishers Area Swimming Tigers||2:09.72|
|Lydia Jacoby||100 BR LCM||F||17||AK||Unattached||1:08.36|
|Letitia Sim||200 BR LCM||F||18||SE||TNT Swimming||2:30.80|
|Gretchen Walsh||100 FL LCM||F||18||SE||Nashville Aquatic Club||57.43|
|Katie Crom||200 FL LCM||F||17||CA||Mission Viejo Nadadores||2:11.31|
|Annabel Crush||200 IM LCM||F||18||KY||Lakeside Swim Team||2:16.35|
|Katie Grimes||400 IM LCM||F||15||CA||Sandpipers Of Nevada||4:42.51|
|Aiden Hayes||50 FR LCM||M||17||OK||Sooner Swim Club||22.77|
|Reese Branzell||100 FR LCM||M||18||FG||Unattached||50.23|
|Reese Branzell||200 FR LCM||M||17||FG||Unattached||1:51.47|
|Luke Hobson||400 FR LCM||M||17||PC||Lakeridge Swim Team||3:56.08|
|Joshua Brown||800 FR LCM||M||18||FL||Highlander Aquatic Club||8:12.02|
|Tanner Nelson||1500 FR LCM||M||18||UT||Utah Valley Aquatics, Inc||16:00.51|
|Will Modglin||100 BK LCM||M||16||IN||Zionsville Swim Club||55.04|
|Lance Norris||200 BK LCM||M||17||NC||TAC Titans||2:01.32|
|Josh Matheny||100 BR LCM||M||18||AM||Team Pittsburgh Elite Aquatics||1:00.31|
|Josh Matheny||200 BR LCM||M||18||AM||Team Pittsburgh Elite Aquatics||2:11.05|
|Aiden Hayes||100 FL LCM||M||17||OK||Sooner Swim Club||52.70|
|Aiden Hayes||200 FL LCM||M||17||OK||Sooner Swim Club||1:58.06|
|Baylor Nelson||200 IM LCM||M||17||NC||SwimMAC Carolina||2:02.64|
|Kyle Ponsler||400 IM LCM||M||17||IN||Fishers Area Swimming Tigers||4:24.68|