Hayes, King, and Dalmacio Put Up Historic Age Group Times

During the day 2 finals session of the Speedo Winter Junior Championships- West, three talented age group swimmers cracked remarkable all-time rankings for their respective age groups.

First swimmer to achieve this is 13-year-old phenom Leah Hayes of Fox Valley Park. In the prelims of the girls 200 IM, Hayes put up an impressive 2:01.01 to put her at #38 for the 13-14 all-time rankings. Yet later that evening, Hayes dropped nearly two and a half seconds and won the B-final with a 1:58.58. That new time puts Hayes at #8 on the all-time rankings.

U.S. 13-14 ALL-TIME RANKINGS – Girls 200 IM

    1. Alex Walsh- 1:56.20 (2015)
    2. Regan Smith- 1:56.69 (2016)
    3. Charlotte Hook- 1:57.72 (2018)
    4. Missy Franklin- 1:57.70 (2010)
    5. Katie Hoff- 1:57.76 (2004)
    6. Brooke Zettel- 1:58.31 (2018)
    7. Justina Kozan- 1:58.57 (2018)
    8. Leah Hayes– 1:58.58 (2018)
    9. Allie Szekely- 1:58.67 (2013)
    10. Meghan Small- 1:58.85 (2013)

Later on in the meet, Matt King of Bellevue Club Swim Team went a monster PR in the 50 free to move him up into the top times for the 15-16 all-time rankings. Earlier in the prelims, King swam a 20.31 to put him in a 4-way tie for #50 all-time. Later that evening, King put up a remarkable swim and dropped 0.36 seconds off his morning swim to go a 19.95, just breaking 20 seconds. That time bumped King up 39 spots to #11 all-time. His mark is just 0.01 off of cracking the top 10, with Dylan Carter’s 19.94 currently sitting at #10.

The final new top-10 time of the meet went to 14-year-old Ronald Dalmacio of Rose Bowl Aquatics. Leading off the B-relay, Dalmacio, who also holds the 11-12 NAG in the same event, popped a 48.74 100 back lead-off This time put Dalmacio from #23 all the way to #4 on the 13-14 all-time rankings, putting the 13-14 NAG within Dalmacio’s reach.

U.S. 13-14 ALL-TIME RANKINGS – Boys 100 Back

    1. Michael Andrew- 47.83 (2014)
    2. Luca Urlando- 48.71 (2017)
    3. Thomas Anderson- 48.73 (2013)
    4. Ronald Dalmacio– 48.74 (2018)
    5. Benjamin Ho- 48.93 (2013)

With Dalmacio scheduled to race the 100 back for day 3, could he continue his momentum and take the #1 spot again in the 100 back?

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add Charlotte Hook 14 with 1:57:22 for number 3 in the all time 13-14 age group


Is she swimming in the meet?


She’s swimming in Greensboro this weekend.


Is that supposed to be 47.63 for Michael Andrew in the 13-14 100 Back?


matt king sure made some jumps over the years. At 14- 23.3, 15- 20.9, 16-20.5. Bc sure got lucky with him.


Or… He found a good fit at BC…

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Nick Pecoraro has had a huge passion for swimming since his first dive in the pool. He joined the sport after being diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at the age of 11. Swimming became his second chance at sports and became the love of his life. As a kinesiology major, he …

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