2018 SPEEDO JUNIOR NATIONALS
- Tuesday, July 31 – Saturday, August 4, 2018
- William Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine, CA
- Prelims 9 AM / Finals 6 PM (U.S. Pacific Time)
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Erin Gemmell, daughter of Bruce Gemmell, swam a 2:01.50 to qualify 3rd in prelims of the women’s 200 free at Speedo Junior Nationals. Gemmell, 13, is now the 3rd-fastest 13-year-old in US history. She swam a tight race, splitting 28.15 on the 1st 50, then following it up with splits of 31.32, 31.13, and 30.90 respectively.
She sits behind only Claire Tuggle, who swam a 1:59.11 earlier this year (and qualified 2nd this morning with a 2:01.44), and Sippy Woodhead, who went 2:01.08 at a USA-USSR dual meet in 1977.
In addition, that time now ranks Gemmell 15th in the all-time rankings for 13-14 girls, with a full year left in the age group. Tuggle swam a lifetime best 1:58.59 last week at Nationals, coming in 2nd all-time in the 13-14 age group, just behind Sippy Brennan’s NAG of 1:58.53. We’ll see if either can improve in tonight’s A final.
NEW ALL-Time Girls 13 200 Free (TOP 5)
- Claire Tuggle – 1:59.11
- Sippy Woodhead – 2:01.08
- Erin Gemmell – 2:01.50
- Carly Geehr – 2:02.22
- Chelsea Chenault – 2:02.60