The swimmers and coaches from Germantown Academy Aquatic Club took to the water this past Sunday for an intrasquad competition. Despite the fact that many of the swimmers were coming off a hard weekend of racing at Easterns, they still managed to set four pool records.
All the pool records were set in the course of two relays, 200 and 400 freestyle. Ryan Torie, who won both the 50 and 100 freestyle at Easterns, led off both relays in pool record time. In the 50 leadoff he notched a 20.46, just slightly slower than his weekend winning time.
In the 100, however, he was able to better his performance. Torie swam 44.40, which is his first recorded swim under 45 seconds in that event. On the 200 freestyle relay he was joined by Tommy Whitman, Brien Collier and Greg Callahan. The foursome swam more than one and a half seconds faster than the previous record at 1:25.24.
On the 400 freestyle relay, Torie joined Collier, Callahan and Chris Hayburn to record a 3:05.70. That time broke the existing record by nearly four seconds. Both relays were significantly faster than the corresponding high school team recorded in the past weekend. This because while Torie swims for the GAAC, the Germantown Academy Aquatic club, he attends Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.
Torie is no stranger to the Germantown pool record board, having already begun by taking down a legendary record last year.
Torie will continue swimming next year for the University of North Carolina.