SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the emotional and energetic reactions of swimmers on Day 1 at the 2019 US Junior National Championships.
14-year-old Camille Spink earned an Olympic trials cut in the 100 free while Cason Wilburn went 2-for-2 on night one of the 2019 Summer JNats.
Tonight, the schedule included finals of the men’s and women’s 200 fly, men’s and women’s 100 breast, women’s 800 free, and men’s 1500 free.
Tonight’s finals will feature the men’s and and women’s 400 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, and men’s and women’s 4 x 100 freestyle relays.
The facts in the cases of Will Licon and Amanda Kendall appear to be the same, but USADA gave the two athletes very different punishments.
The three swimmers are the top-ranked 15-year-old girls in the United States this season, now ranked No. 6, 12 and 18 all-time in the 15-16 age group.
Grace Sheble (NOVA of Virginia) is the top seed in the women’s 200 fly tonight. She was 2:11.50 for the best time in prelims.
World record holder Regan Smith wants to swim in the NCAA but also wishes she could put away money she earns now for later in life.
Day 1 finals will include the 200 butterfly and 100 breaststroke. The fastest heat of the women’s 800 and men’s 1500 freestyles swim in a timed final.
This morning’s session will feature preliminary heats of the women’s and men’s 200 butterfly and women’s and men’s 100 breaststroke.
15-year-old Claire Tuggle has scratched out of the C final of the 200 fly in order to focus on her 800 free swim on night 1 of U.S. Junior Nationals.
Day 1 of the 2019 U.S. Junior National Championships will include prelims of the women’s and men’s 200 butterfly and the women’s and men’s 100 breaststroke.
A few of the top names entered in both Junior and Senior Nationals have scratched the former on day 1 prelims, suggesting they may not be competing this week.
Madisyn Cox finished the weekend with 2 national titles in the 200 IM and 200 Breast, but after 2020 plans on focusing on Med school
After several noteworthy swims at Senior Nationals this past week Lillie Nordmann of Magnolia Aquatic Club is still entered to race this week.