GMX7 Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 10/28/2022

In our GMX7 Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming series, we celebrate swimmers of every age and experience level with age group profiles of some recent results.

Daniela Linares Danzos, 12, Crow Canyon Country Club Sharks (CROW-PC): Linares Danzos had an incredible performance at the OAPB Senior Open last weekend, launching herself up the all-time rankings in the girls’ 11-12 age group. The Crow Canyon Country Club Sharks member dropped over a second in the 100 fly (55.94) and more than two in the 200 fly (2:02.64) to rank among the fastest in age group history. Her 200 fly time moves her up into sixth all-time, and in the 100 fly she now sits 14th. Linares Danzos added additional bests in the 50 free (24.99) and 200 free (1:55.08) to continue what has been a very strong start to the season.

Michael Wang, 12, Irvine Novaquatics (NOVA-CA): Wang registered several best times at the Irvine Novaquatics Gold/Silver Intrasquad Dual two weeks ago, highlighted by his efforts in the freestyle events. After clocking a PB of 51.23 in the 100 free back in September, Wang put up respective times of 23.54 in the 50 and 1:51.41 in the 200 free, both his fastest ever and the quickest we’ve seen in the boys’ 11-12 age group so far this SCY season.

Lily Gormsen, 15, Long Island Aquatic Club (LIAC-MR): Gormsen recorded four personal bests at the LIAC Chappy’s Big Race Invitational last weekend, highlighted by a very impressive showing in the 1000 freestyle. The 15-year-old knocked more than 11 seconds off her previous best, going from 10:01.80 to 9:50.22, and also took off more than three seconds to crack 1:50 in the 200 free (1:49.80).

Ryan Baldwin, 13, Long Island Aquatic Club (LIAC-MR): Another LIAC swimmer competing at the Chappy’s Big Race Invitational, Baldwin established seven best times, included a pair of blistering butterfly swims. The 13-year-old clocked 1:55.82 in the boys’ 200 fly, improving from 1:59.49 in March, and he also went 53.29 in the 100 fly to lower his 54.52 from last season.

Regan Bright, 14, J.W. Mitchell High School (UN-FL): After setting five lifetime bests at West Florida’s Halloween Invitational in mid-October, Bright took another step at the FHSAA 3A District 5 Championships, earning a pair of victories in the 200 free (2:00.50) and 100 fly (58.78) as a freshman. The 100 fly swim marked a two-second best and made her the top seed heading into the 3A Region 2 Championships.

Ian Malone, 14, Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club (GPAC-SE): Malone has had a busy week, first racing at the FHSAA Class 3A District 1 meet before shifting to the Region 1 Championships just a few days later. At the District meet, Malone set a new best in the 50 free (21.42) to place first, and then at the Region Championships, he hit a new best of 47.07 in the 100 free leading off the 400 free relay, just shy of the winning time individually (46.97). He was a close second in the 200 free in his freshman year, going 1:43.03 to put him within striking distance of his PB set in February (1:42.14).

David McCagg, World Champion swimmer and GMX7 Founder

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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