2018 U.S. Nationals Day 1: Brinegar (1500 free, #8), Rooney (200 fly, #15) Scratch out; Eastin Still in
Rooney was the 15th seed there, but will instead focus only on the 100 free tomorrow, where he’s seeded 10th.
Jersey Wahoos announced the appointment of Paul Donovan as their new Director of Competitive Swimming, making him responsible leading and delivering the complete Wahoo program from lessons to the Senior National group.
Zachary Hojnacki, the Head Age Group Coach for the prestigious Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics, is taking over as the head coach of the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester “Marlins” Swim Team.
The Georgia 14U Age group Champs meet was held this past weekend, where SwimAtlanta emerged victorious in team scoring by 1600 points.
Thomas Bretzmann (North Carolina Aquatic Club) won the men’s 1500 with a time of 15:48.05. That time comes in slightly off his best time of 15:45.55, which he swam at last Summer’s Junior Nationals.
Delaney Duncan finished off the Cleveland Sectionals with a win in the women’s 50 breast.
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Jake Mitchell, a 16 year old out of Carmel Swim Club, took the men’s 800 free with an 8:21.58.
Daniel Orcutt of Kentucky Aquatics took the men’s 200 IM with a 2:03.42, marking a sizeable time drop.
No other 16-year-old has been under 23 in the United States this year, and only Michael Andrew has been faster in the 18 & under range.
Mikayla Murphy won her third event of the meet in the 400 free at the Cleveland Sectionals.
Gormley dropped over four seconds Saturday night and now sits behind only Madelyn Donohoe and Regan Smith in the ranks of 16-year-old women nation-wide.
Terrapin Swim Club’s Andrei Minakov, 16, came within two tenths of his 100 fly 15-16 national age group record Saturday.
Icimsoy, an Arizona State commit, has dropped huge chunks of time in each of his events so far this weekend.
Cameron Tysoe (Wisconsin Aquatics) took the men’s 200 back in record fashion, posting a 1:59.97 to break 2:00 for the first time in his career.