“I sat down and had a really hard conversation with myself and some really close people and said, ‘should I come back?’ And deep down, my heart told me ‘yes.'”
Stewart made the switch from Trojan Swim Club to Team Elite in April, then dropped the No. 2 100 fly time for an American woman this year Sunday.
Lakeside Swim Team wrapped up the 13&O KY State Championship by claiming the combined team title.
James Plage, a 15 year old from Aquabears, dropped 25 seconds to win the men’s 1500.
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Stewart dropped the #2 100 fly time in the United States this year, coming within a second of her best time for the first time since early 2017.
Kaitlyn Dobler (The Dolphins Portland Swimming) completed an undefeated weekend in her individual events.
A pair of Longhorns swam new lifetime bests in the 50 free on Sunday at the Austin Sectionals.
Stewart – who recently joined Team Elite – hadn’t been under 58.8 since March 2017, and hadn’t come close to her best of 57.82 since 2015
15-year-old Paige McKenna won the women’s 400 free, posting a 4:17.59. That time marked McKenna’s first sub-4:20 performance ever, and marked a nearly 6 second time drop fro her previous best of 4:23.07.
Sean Faikish, 16, and Alec Peckmann, 19, had a tight battle in the men’s 200 IM
USC rising senior Riley Scott is enjoying her time with USC alum and temporary club teammate Katinka Hosszu, and has had a stellar weekend racing her.
Emi Moronuki, 25, swam a 1:01.30 in the women’s 100 back, going out in 29.82 and coming back in 31.48. Moronuki has been sub-1:00 this year, posting a 59.77 at the Japan Open in May.
Kate Hazlett took the women’s 100 fly in 1:02.63, beating out Nell Chidley (1:02.92) by .29 seconds.
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