Dynamo 18& Under Winter Championships
- December 10-13, 2020
- Raymond Arthur Bussard Aquatic Center, Atlanta, GA
- Short Course Yards
- Results on Meet Mobile: DYNA 18&U Winter Championships
Dynamo Swim Club, one of the nation’s largest clubs, kicked off its edition of the USA Swimming 18& Under Championships on Thursday with a timed-finals session that included the 200 medley relay, 1650 freestyle, and 800 freestyle relay. The meet is one of many that are going on around the country under the 18&Under Championship series, which wraps up this weekend.
In the 200 medley relay, Dynamo’s loaded ‘A’ relay dominated the field to claim victory. The team featuring US Junior National member Rye Ulett, Cal commit Alicia Henry, Auburn commit Avery Baregon, and LSU commit Peyton Curry (the younger sister of SEC Champion Brooks Curry) combined for a final time of 1:38.82.
On the men’s side, the team of Auburn commit Andrew Simmons, University of Georgia commit Arie Voloschin, Owen Mcdonald, and Purdue commit Idris Muhammad combined for the victory in a time of 1:28.94. Notably, Mcdonald split a quick 21.77 on the butterfly leg, while Muhammad managed to get under the :20 second mark on the freestyle leg with a split of 19.55.
14-year-old Daphne Petrie won the women’s 1650 freestyle in a best time of 17:44.07, beating the field by about 20 seconds. The men’s race was much tighter, with 18-year-old Peter Meng coming in ahead of fellow 18-year-old Jack Casey, with times of 15:46.71 and 15:48.05, respectively. Both swimmers posted best times, with Meng cutting 2 seconds off of his best and Casey chopping over 10 seconds off of his.
The women’s 800 freestyle relay saw Dynamo’s ‘A’ team dominate the field again, finishing in a time of 7:18.26. The team featured Curry, Ella Jones, Sophie Brison, and Ulett, with both Brison and Ulett splitting under 1:50 on their legs. On the lead-off leg, Curry set a new personal best in the 200 freestyle, posting a time of 1:50.05 to chop about two tenths of a second off of her previous best.
The men’s 800 freestyle relay saw the ‘E’ team of Theo Hardy, Raunak Khosla, Connor LaMastra, and Nicholas Goudie claim victory in a time of 6:33.86. All four swimmers are currently in college and are currently training with Dynamo. LaMastra, an Ivy League Champion, recently transferred to Northwestern following Dartmouth’s program cut, Khosla is a member of the team at Princeton, and Goudie swims for Emory University.
The women’s 200 medley relay was awesome, should be a podium finish for the meet. At least one of those splits was a top split of all time at Winter Juniors. The 50 Breast split was a 26.74!