Peter Sacca Finishes Intrasquad with 5th Best Time in 5 Swims


The Spartans Aquatic Club’s first meet since March concluded on Sunday in Norcross, Georgia at the Greater Atlanta Christian School. Rising uncommitted high school senior Peter Sacca finished his meet with a 5th personal best time in 5 races when he won the 200 IM.

Sacca swam a 1:52.04 in the 200 IM to win the race by 6 seconds. That undercut his previous best time of 1:53.78. That gives him a new bonus standard for Winter Juniors, though like his previous two new cuts, that swim won’t count as a national standard.

Sacca’s Red vs. Gold Times/Best Times:

  • 200 fly – 1:52.19 (previous best: 1:53.98)
  • 100 back – 50.57 (previous best: 51.75)
  • 100 fly – 48.96 (previous best: 49.50) – New Summer Juniors Cut*
  • 50 free – 20.73 (previous best: 21.05) – New Winter Juniors Cut*
  • 200 IM – 1:52.04 (previous best 1:53.78)

Sacca wasn’t the only event winner to drop time on Sunday. 15-year old Jensen Nelson finished his meet with a 53.70 in the 100 back and a 1:55.36 in the 200 back. His time in the 100 back, which was his second swim in a very short session, was a best time by .03 seconds; his 200 back time knocked half-a-second from his previous best.


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Some people including him were suited. Still great times for him though.


This man is about to talk to so many schools after his killer swims this weekend


This is great news for these swimmers but it does really seem newsworthy for SwimSwam – perhaps if the the times put him in honorable mention recruitment, national record, or even team record, state – something. All time drops are good but not SwimSwam worthy.


Who asked you??


No way man. Given the circumstances, this is a fantastic story for SwimSwam, it’s readers (swimmers, coaches, parents and recruiters.)

It shows that teams can effectively run meets. It shows that this guy has been training and the effects of small group training. Coaches and swimmers who don’t have access or very limited to a pool are looking to see what works and clearly what they (the Spartans) are doing is working.

What I would like to see is a follow up piece and the training they have been doing since back in the pool. This article was inspirational, for myself, and would to see more of it.

Joe Mama

It gives other high school and college swimmers more confidence to know that they won’t be trash after their first meet back.

Ian Finnerty

Thought it was a pretty cool thing to read. With everything going on, lot of people are probably happy to see something like this. Don’t be such a hater my guy.

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