Sandpipers of Nevada Break Girls 13-14 LCM 200 FR Relay NAG at NCSA JNats


  • Tuesday, August 6 – Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN
  • LCM format
  • Prelims 8:30 AM / Finals 5:30 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
  • Psych Sheets
  • Live results available on Meet Mobile under “2019 NCSA Summer Swimming Championships”

During the first night session of the 2019 NCSA Summer Junior Nationals, the 4-month-old girls 13-14 LCM 200 free relay NAG got taken down by the Sandpipers of Nevada girls.

The 13-14 quartet of Arabella SimsKatie GrimesPaige Kuwata, and Audrey Yu placed 7th overall in the 200 free relay event with a time of 1:47.13. That time narrowly clipped the former NAG of 1:47.25, held by Phoenix Swimming from March 2019.

Comparative Splits:

Sandpipers of Nevada (8/6/19) Phoenix Swimming (3/17/19)
Arabella Sims 26.55 Michaela Chokureva 26.80
Katie Grimes 26.91 Alexis Martino 26.78
Paige Kuwata 27.73 Megan Reich 27.18
Audrey Yu 25.94 Malia Amuan 26.49

Lead-off Sims shaved almost a second off her lifetime best to start off her relay. Teammates Grimes and Kuwata continued the momentum as they raced high school competitors. Anchor Yu blasted a sub-26 split and aided her relay to chip 0.12s off the months-old NAG.

Earlier in the meet, Katie Grimes and Arabella Sims made their marks in the 800 free timed finals by scoring the 2020 Trials cuts, finishing 2-3 respectively, and putting up two of the top 20 times in 13-14 age group history.

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Nick Pecoraro started swimming at age 11, instantly becoming drawn to the sport. He was a breaststroker and IMer when competing. After joining SwimSwam, the site has become an outlet for him to research and learn about competitive swimming and experience the sport through a new lenses. He graduated in …

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