Jack Sullivan Breaks Olympic Gold Medalist’s Schroeder YMCA Team Record

2020 Summer Sprint

  • July 11-12, 2020
  • Brown Deer, Wisconsin
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results PDF

NCAA front-runner Max McHugh was the biggest name at Schroeder YMCA’s first meet back from quarantine (covered separately here), but he wasn’t the only swimmer with a breakout performance.

Among the other highlight swims was a 1:02.43 100 meter back from rising high school freshman Jack Sullivan. That time broke Garrett Weber-Gale‘s Schroeder YMCA Team Record for 13-14 boys.

The old team record of 1:03.11 was set by Garrett Weber-Gale from August of the year 2000. Weber-Gale, now retired from competitive swimming, went on to become an NCAA Champion in the 100 yard freestyle individually at the University of Texas. He also won 2 relay gold medals as part of Michael Phelps’ 8-for-8 quest at the Bejing Olympic Games.

That swim was Weber-Gale’s last remaining team record at his childhood club.

Sullivan’s own previous lifetime best in the event, set in June of 2019, was a 1:05.68. Since that 1:05, he’s cut two-and-a-half seconds off his best time in the 100 yard back as well, having swum 54.53 in early March, shortly before coronavirus quarantines began rolling out across the country.

Schroeder has two other meets scheduled over the next month. From July 25-26 they will have a distance/sprint meet, where the first day is distance events and the second is sprint events. They are expecting 5 teams to attend that event.

Then from August 7-9 they will host a performance meet with qualifying standards, among the first to include time standards since USA Swimming began sanctioning meets this month. 10 and under swimmers will need A standards, 11-12 swimmers will need AA standards, and 13 and over swimmers will need AAA standards (see motivational standards here). That meet is expected to draw in some of the fastest swimmers from the state of Wisconsin for a championship-style atmosphere.

Other Highlights of the meet:

  • Rising high school freshman Sailor Whowell swam 27.61 in the 50 free. That time ranks her 24th nationally in the 13-14 age group so far this season and is a new lifetime best.
  • Iowa commit and rising high school senior Ziyad Saleem swam 58.10 in the 100 backstroke, which is just two-tenths of a second short of his best time.

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1 year ago

Ummmmm not to be picky here but what event was it? 🙂

Reply to  FLSwimmer
1 year ago

100 back.

Reply to  FLSwimmer
1 year ago

1:03.1 …. I am surprised that has remained the 13-14 boys record for Schroeder Y for as long as it was, to be honest.

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1 year ago


Reply to  SWIMFAN5
1 year ago

Sorry, why was that rude? Schroeder Y has a long, well-deserved and outstanding reputation, and has produced a number of really high level swimmers (GWG among them). Not that a 1:03.1 is a bad time for a 14-year old; I just would have thought a club with its history would have had a faster record over the last 20 years. And now it does.

Reply to  SwimFan49
7 months ago

West Bend has kids who have swam 1:01 at age 12

1 year ago

Um – what EVENT was the 1:03 from GWG? I’m trying to guess. 1:03 LC for a 13-14 — can’t be free. Seems too fast for 100 breast. Must be back or fly?

1 year ago

100 back

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