Nicholas Mahabir Moves To 21st Among 15-Year-Olds With 1:04.13 100 BR

2021 CC Arena Grand Challenge

  • July 8-12, 2021
  • Clovis North High School, Fresno, CA
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results on Meet Mobile

15-year-old Nicholas Mahabir of North Bay Aquatics dropped a best time of 1:04.13 in the men’s 100 breaststroke at the 2021 CC Arena Grand Challenge at Clovis North High School last weekend, moving up in the historical U.S. age group rankings.

Mahabir, who entered the meet with a PB of 1:04.87 from the TYR 18&U Spring Cup at the end of April, clocked 1:04.25 in the prelims before hitting 1:04.13 in the final, becoming the 21st-fastest 15-year-old in the all-time U.S. rankings.

Among 15-16s, Mahabir now ranks tied for 72nd with Anthony Grimm.

The men’s 100 breast also saw some notable swims from Sierra Marlins’ Evan McCormick (19, 1:04.38) and Landon Nava (15, 1:05.35), along with Mahabir’s North Bay teammate Jonah Lee (16, 1:05.60).

Mahabir also swam to a time of 2:19.99 in the men’s 200 breast, adding eight-tenths to his best of 2:19.18, and also brought his PB down from 59.41 to 57.67 in the 100 fly.

Another Sierra Marlin, 14-year-old Brady Calkins, also had a strong swim in the 100 back, clocking 1:01.77 to chop just over a tenth off his previous best time.

One the female side we saw another 14-year-old Sierra Marlin, Erica Jaffe, put up a trio of significant performances in the 100 back (1:04.61), 200 back (2:19.58) and 100 fly (1:02.75), with the latter marking a new lifetime best.

14-year-old Hannah Marinovich of the Clovis Swim Club also produced a 1:13.07 in the 100 breast, while her 33-year-old teammate Danielle Herrmann topped the field in a time of 1:10.43. Herrmann had gone a season-best of 1:10.18 earlier in the month, and owns a best of 1:09.87 from 2019.

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2 years ago

That’s quick! But also the Clovis North High School pool looks gorgeous!

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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