NCSA Champs Day 3: Florida Recruit Zoe Dixon Hits 4:42.25 400 IM, Meet Record

2021 NCSA Summer Swimming Championships


Top 5 Team Scores


  1. OLY Swimming – 1866.5
  2. NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc – 1837
  3. CSP Tideriders – 1623.5
  4. Suburban Seahawks Club – 1363.5
  5. COR Swimming – 1359


  1. Suburban Seahawks Club – 1110.5
  2. OLY Swimming – 1088.5
  3. NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc – 858.5
  4. CSP Tideriders – 714.5
  5. Saint Andrew’s Aquatics – 662


  1. NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc – 978.5
  2. COR Swimming – 929
  3. CSP Tideriders – 909
  4. OLY Swimming – 778
  5. Zionsville Swim Club – 631

Things got kicked up a notch on the 3rd night of the 2021 NCSA Summer Championships, with meet records falling and massive personal bests. The night’s racing resulted in OLY maintaining their lead on the combined team standings, and closing the gap on Suburban Seahawks in the women’s standings.

The first record to fall came at the hands of Zoe Dixon, a NOVA of Virginia 17-year-old, who stormed to victory in the women’s 400 IM. Dixon sped to a 4:42.25, touching first by 9 seconds. The swim was a personal best for Dixon, who entered the meet with a best time of 4:43.01, which she swam in January of this year. With the swim, Dixon has elevated herself to #26 all-time in the 17-18 girls age group. Additionally, she’s now the 19th-fastest 17-year-old girl all-time in the event.

Dixon was incredibly strong on the middle 200 of the race, splitting 1:12.20 on backstroke, and 1:19.51 on breaststroke. Her time of 4:42.25 shatters the previous NCSA meet record of 4;46.41, which was held by Katie Drabot.

CSP Tideriders 17-year-old Kledi Kadiu won the men’s 50 breast handily, clocking a 28.12. The swim clipped the NCSA meet record of 28.18, which was held by Austin Temple from all the way back in 2013. The swim makes Kadiu the #4 performer all-time among 17-year-old boys, behind only Reece Whitley (27.71), Max McHugh (27.83), and Michael Andrew (27.86). He’s now also tied for #7 all-time among 17-18 boys.

Pleasant Prairie Patriots 17-year-old Eleni Gewalt won the women’s 50 breast in 32.46, dropping 2.26 seconds from her previous best time. Coming in 2nd were Elle Scott (NOVA of Virginia) and Levenia Sim (TNT Swimming), who both clocked in at 33.12. With the swim, Scott, 14, now ties Zoe Skirboll for the #8 14-year-old performer all-time.

Levenia Sim wasn’t done there, however. She went on to win the next women’s event: the 100 back. Sim clocked a 1:0168 to win the race. She touched off her personal best of 1:00.94, but also was racing approximately just 25 minutes after her 50 breast.

COR Swimming 18-year-old Trey Dickey posted a massive lifetime best of 1:51.58 to win the men’s 200 free. Dickey entered the meet with a best time of 1:55.38, which he set in June of this year. Tonight, he won the event in an incredibly tight race with Swim Streamline at Northampton 18-year-old Matthew Tannenberger (1:51.73), and COR teammate Giovanni Linscheer (1:52.80). Linscheer, who won the 400 IM on Wednesday night, was leading the trio at the 100m mark, splitting 54.73 to Dickey’s 54.79, and Tannenberger’s 54.93. Tannenberger then took over the lead on the 3rd 50, flipping at 1:23.75, with Linscheer next in 1:23.99, and Dickey in 3rd at 1:24.08. Dickey then turned on the jets on the final 50, splitting 27.50, passing Linscheer, who split 28.81, and Tannenberger, who split 27.98.

Dickey then turned around and won the men’s 200 fly later in the session, swimming a 2:01.44. That swim marks a best time by 0.65, coming on the heels of his huge personal best in the 200 free. Despite it being his 2nd race of the session, Dickey was able to close fast again, splitting 31.94 on the final 50, which was the fastest split in the field.

The Saint Andrew’s Aquatics squad of Erin Miller, Aspen Gersper, Ella Martinez, and Anna Auld won the women’s 800 free relay by over 4 seconds. Unfortunately, there was an error with the splits, but the team posted an 8:24.34.

Zionsville Swim Club won the men’s 200 free relay, beating out Dads Club Swim Team, 1:34.30 to 1:34.87. Dads Club got out to the early lead, with Cade Duncan splitting 23.39, and Zionsville lead-off John Donovan splitting 23.94. Dads Club then expanded the lead thanks to a 23.24 split from Max Zuanich, compared to 23.62 from ZSC’s Charlie Krone. Aleksa Radenovic, the Dads Club 3rd swimmer, split 23.66, again beating Zionsville’s leg, Will Raches, who split 23.92. Dads Club went into the final leg leading Zionsville by 1.19 seconds, but Will Modglin threw down a heroic 22.82 on the ZSC anchor, passing Dads Club anchor Larkin Helman, who split 24.58.

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1 year ago

excellent article. Zoe is and Giovanni or both Gators – Go Gators!