NAG Holder Andrei Minakov Drops 52.0 100 Fly at Santa Clarita Sectionals Day 3


  • Thursday-Sunday, July 19th-22nd
  • Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Long Course Meters
  • Results on MeetMobile, search “Canyons Summer CA-NV Sectional-2018”

The 2018 Santa Clarita Sectionals continued Saturday with finals for the women’s and men’s 200 back, 400 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 800 free relay.

16-year-old Zephanie Koh, of Brea Aquatics, took first in the women’s 200 back in 2:17.48 (1:07.70/1:09.78). She was followed by Bay Club Aquatics’ Juliana Fox in 2:18.80, and Diablo Aquatics’ Gillian Flath in 2:19.52. Roadrunner Aquatics’ Robert Moseley split 1:0245/1:04.16 to win the men’s race in 2:06.61, followed by Brea Aquatics’ Preston Planells in 2:06.74. Crow Canyon’s Allen Dempster took third in 2:07.01.

FAST’s Cathryn Salladin won the women’s 400 free in 4:20.23 (1:02.08/1:05.28/1:06.53/1:06.34). La Mirada Armada’s Kathleen Sulkevich took second in 4:25.51, followed by her teammate Rosalee Mira Santa Ana in 4:26.08. Team Santa Monica’s Gordon Mason was the only swimmer under 4:00 Saturday, putting together an impressively even-split swim to win the men’s race in 3:59.30 (59.07/1:00.18/59.92/1:00.13). Brea’s Michael Tenney took second in 4:03.96, followed by Armada’s David Wang in 4:06.43.

Daca’s 25-year-old Brooke Rodriguez won the women’s 100 breast in 1:11.64 (33.53/38.11), followed by 15-year-old Izabella Adame (Canyons Aquatic Club) in 1:11.76. Brea’s Jacqueline Basham took third in 1:12.04. Michael Xu (Bay Club Aquatics) won the men’s race in 1:04.36 (30.65/33,71). UCSD’s Edgar Chin was second in 1:04.68, followed by Brea’s Sean Ward in 1:05.23.

Brea’s Kenisha Liu split 28.32/32.54 to win the women’s 100 fly in 1:00.86. Diablo’s Makenna Turner took second in 1:00.56; Rancho San Dieguito’s Leah Coffin took third in 1:01.85. 16-year-old Andrei Minakov, the current 15-16 NAG holder in the event at 51.84, won the men’s race in 52.03 (24.18/27.85). His Terrapins teammate Alexei Sancov took second in 53.68, and Roadrunner’s Brock Bonetti took third in 54.60.

La Mirada Armada’s women’s team of Kathleen Sulkevich (2:09.55), Rosalee Mira Santa Ana (2:11.21), Noelle Fimbres (2:10.19), and Taylor Ault (2:00.20) the 800 free relay in 8:31.15, just edging out the team from Brea Aquatics (8:31.26). Roadrunner Aquatics was third in 8:36.41. Armada also won the men’s race, with the team of Michael Lee (1:56.28), Kevin Vargas (1:53.72), William Schodorf (1:57.71), and David Wang (1:54.68) combining for a final time of 7:42.39. Roadrunner was just behind in 7:42.61, followed by DACA in 7:49.99.


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On USA Swimming web site Minakov is not listed as NAG record holder.

Ex Quaker

Might it have something to do with him being a Russian national?


Very likely, only US citizens are eligible to establish NAG records. It is not correct to call him NAG record holder if he is not.

Coach John



I have never heard of this guy before


You don’t follow any swimming news if it is from outside us right? Like Junior world??


No I had just never heard about a 16yo American that goes 51high in the 100fly


He represents Russia internationally, but trains and competes in the US.

Daeleb Cressel

Incorrect, I believe Andrei actually has been training with Energy Standard for a while now


He has no connection to the US other competing here a few times a year.

He trains with Energy Standard team Elite squad

and his coach is Nikita Lugovkin

Tea rex

He is secret agent Russian spy, trained to disappear into crowds and swim crazy fast in butterfly style.


Since 2015, I train here, in America, with my coach – Ray Mitchell
And he prepares me to all international meets, like WJSC or EJSC

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