GMX7 Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 10/7/2022

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.

Diego Ramos, 13, Arlington Aquatic Club (AAC-PV): Ramos knocked down six personal best times at the PV Fall Invitational at the beginning of October, most notably hitting respective times of 1:01.39 and 2:14.27 in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. In the 100 breast, the 13-year-old took off more than two seconds, and chopped off nearly that much in the 200.

Ana David, 12, Bulldog Swimming (BULL-CT): At last weekend’s Bulldog Pentathlon, David reset her best time in five different events, including a trio of impressive 100-yard swim. The 12-year-old clocked 1:10.55 in the 100 breast, 1:00.76 in the 100 fly and 1:02.86 in the 100 IM, each ranking her first in the girls’ 11-12 age group early in the 2022-23 season.

William Kaminsky, 12, SwimAtlanta (SA-GA): Over the first two meets of the season, Kaminsky has lowered his best times in 12 different events, including doing so eight times at the SwimAtlanta October Invite last weekend. His biggest performance came in the 200 breaststroke, as Kaminsky clocked 2:17.16 to move into 76th all-time in the boys’ 11-12 age group.

Laura Roth, 11, Mason Makos Swim Team (MAKO-PV): The 11-year-old Roth got her season off to a strong start at the PV Fall Invitational, securing new bests in five events. This included a drop of nearly two seconds in the 100 IM, improving on her time of 1:09.61 in April down to 1:07.97.

Broderick Nelson, 12, Lynchburg YMCA Swim Team (LY-VA): Nelson established numerous best times at the Lynchburg YMCA Season Opener last weekend, including dropping nearly two seconds in the 100 free, getting down to 55.65. All told, the 12-year-old hit 11 new PBs.

Isabel Viera, 14, Metro Aquatic Club of Miami (MACM-FG): After hitting a few bests at the early-September Mike’s Memorial meet, Viera nailed down four more PBs at the SoFlo TYR Distance Challenge over the weekend. Perhaps most impressively, given the 100 breast is one of her best events, Viera matched her best time in the 200-yard event just one month into the season, touching in 2:24.19.

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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