Rylee Moore, Riley Brown Set All-American Cuts at Capitol City League Champs

2020 Capital City Swim League Championships

  • October 31-November 1, 2020
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • SCY
  • Results Link 

High school teams from around the Baton Rouge area met over the Halloween weekend at the Capital City Swim League Championships. During the meet, 9 meet records were set and three swims earned All-America cuts. 

On the boy’s side, Catholic High School came away with the title, while Saint Joseph’s Academy won the girl’s meet. 

Top 5 Men’s Teams:

  1. Catholic High School (541)
  2. Baton Rouge High School (355)
  3. University High Swimming (179)
  4. Dutchtown High School (162)
  5. Episcopal High School (139)

Top 5 Women’s Teams:

  1. St. Joseph’s Academy Swimming (541)
  2. Baton Rouge High School (282.50)
  3. Episcopal High School (233)
  4. University High Swimming (216)
  5. Dutchtown High School (195.50)

The meet was highlighted by Rylee Moore of Parkview Baptist High School and Riley Brown of Liberty Magnet, who came away with the “swimmer of the meet” titles. 

Moore, a TCU commit, began the day by winning the 100 butterfly, touching in a time of 56.28. That swim comes slightly off of her best time of 55.87 that she set in 2018 swimming for her club team, Crawfish Aquatics. However, it’s the fastest she’s swam since she went that time almost 2 years ago. 

Later, Moore swam the 100 backstroke, finishing in a time of 54.30. With her swim, Moore broke the meet record that was set 23 years ago by Shelly Ripple and she managed to slide under the All-American automatic qualifying time of 54.80. Moore’s time was a new personal best as well, getting under her old time of 54.41 from early 2019. 

Brown, who is committed to swim for WVU in the fall also managed to break a meet record.

Swimming the 100 backstroke, Brown posted a final time of 50.28 to break his own meet record in the event that he set last year. Brown also managed to slide under the All-America consideration standard of 50.37, while knocking a few tenths off of his personal best (52.88) from 2019. Like Moore, Brown also competes for Crawfish Aquatics. 

Earlier in the day, Brown won the 200 IM with a time of 1:51.41 to grab another All-America consideration standard and best time. The standard currently sits at a 1:51.57 for the 2020-2021 season. 

Other Highlights:

  • Ema Lavigne of Baton Rouge High School won the 100 breast in a time of  1:04.93, shattering the previous record of 1:05.23 set by Cameron Balkom in 2011. 
  • Chris Richardson of University High School won the 200 freestyle in a final time of 1:39.19, breaking the meet record and grabbing an All-America consideration standard. 
  • Moore’s younger brother Brooks Moore won the 100 breaststroke and set the meet record twice throughout the day, posting a 57.92 in finals after touching in a time of 58.38 in prelims. The previous record has stood since 2002.
  • Brenton Cooper of East Ascension won the 100 butterfly in a time of 50.47, breaking the meet record formerly held by LSU sophomore swimmer David Boylan.
  • Catholic High School set meet records in both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. In the former of the two events, the team of Garrett Accardo, Mitchell Gillem, Joseph Duncan and William DeJean posted a time of 1:35.29 to earn All-America consideration. Later, Accardo, Gillem, Will Cooper, and DeJean swam to a final time of 3:09.61 in the 400 freestyle relay. 


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Nicole has been with SwimSwam since April 2020, as both a reporter and social media contributor. Prior to joining the SwimSwam platform, Nicole also managed a successful Instagram platform, amassing over 20,000 followers. Currently, Nicole is pursuing her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After competing for the swim …

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