Grimm Pops 20.73 In 50 FL, Levenia Sim Makes Girls 11-12 Top Five

2019 NCSA SPRING JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Showing off an impeccable sprint versatility is 16-year-old Anthony Grimm of the Mason Makos. On day 3 of the NCSA Spring Junior National meet, Grimm went 2-for-2 victories in the 50 breast and the 50 fly.

In the 50 breast, Grimm outshined top-breaststroke college recruits Joshua Matheny and William Myhre for the second time with a 24.14. Later in the meet, Grimm whipped out a 20.73 in the 50 fly. Throughout the entire race, Grimm took less than 10 strokes, taking 4 off the start and 5 off the turn. Grimm now has wins in the 50 breast, 100 breast (52.51), and 50 fly this meet.

Just before Grimm swam, 12-year-old Levenia Sim of TNT Swimming quietly swam in the D-final of the 50 fly to make girls 11-12 history. Her time of 24.90 puts her as the 5th-fastest ever 50 fly swam in the 11-12 age group.

Top Five 50 Fly Times- All-Time Girls 11-12

  1. Paige Kern, 2019- 24.11
  2. Claire Curzan, 2017- 24.39
  3. Miriam Sheehan, 2017- 24.72
  4. Ella Eastin, 2010- 24.87
  5. Levenia Sim, 2019/Abby Johnson, 2016- 24.90

This is not Sim’s first history making swim of the NCSA meet. In the 100 IM, Sim swam a 58.49 in the 100 IM, which is #15 for her age group. Coming up at the NCSA, Sim will swim the 50 back and the 100 fly, where she currently sits at #6 in the 50 back (26.10) and #16 in the 100 fly (56.10).

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SwimGeek
1 year ago

Torri Huske went 22.96 50 fly on the girls’ side. Wow

Wanna sprite?
1 year ago

Is it just me, or did Grimm kind of come out of no where like I just heard about him yesterday but those times are legit and with relay starts he could probably put up a competitive split on any D1 college relay even right now, let alone in 2-3 years

SwimGeek
Reply to  Wanna sprite?
1 year ago

He’s only a 16-yr-old sophomore — and he wasn’t setting 13-14 NAGs, so there wasn’t much reason you would have heard of him, and he’s had massive time drops:

Current (sophomore) — 19.6 50, 20.8 50 Bk; 46.6 Bk (but stay tuned for 45 this week); 52.5 Br
Freshman year — 21.1 50, 47.9 Bk, 56.3 Br
8th Grade year — 22.1 50, 52.1 Bk, 1:00.0 Br

PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
Reply to  Wanna sprite?
1 year ago

The funny part of this post is that with a relay start he could basically swim fly on any NCAA relay and it’s probable that he never swims fly on any NCAA relay 🙂

PVSFree
Reply to  Wanna sprite?
1 year ago

He’s been a hot name in PV Swimming for a while. He’s been destroying NVSL (primary summer league in Northern Va) since he was 8. I don’t think anyone expected him to get this quick this fast though.

A$AP Pocky
1 year ago

man’s not hot skrrap

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