Peach State 18 and Under Championships
- December 10-13, 2020
- Freeman Aquatic Center
- Norcross, Georgia
- SCY (25 yards)
- Psych Sheets (PDF)
- Results on Meet Mobile: “Peach State 18 and Under Championships”
- Live Stream (Spartans YouTube channel)
The Spartans Aquatic Club boys kicked off the Peach State 18 and Under Championships with a bang on Thursday evening, breaking the five-year-old National Age Group Record in both the 15-18 and 17-18 200 medley relay.
The quartet of Nathaniel Stoffle, Preston Lin, Kamal Muhammad and Peter Sacca combined for a time of 1:26.43, edging out the NAG of 1:26.47 set by Nation’s Capital Swim Club back in 2015. That all-star team consisted of John Shebat, Carsten Vissering, Andrew Seliskar and James Jones.
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Stoffle is 18, while the other three Spartans swimmers are currently 17 years old. The NCAP team had a pair of 18-year-olds in Shebat and Seliskar, with Vissering and Jones both 17 when they set the record.
Note: USA Swimming’s 15-18 NAG relays document indicates that record belongs to the NCAP team made up of Jones, Seliskar, Grant Goddard and Shebat, which was actually the order of the NAG record-breaking 200 free relay. The results from that 2015 NCSA Spring Championship meet confirm the medley team was Shebat, Vissering, Seliskar and Jones.
|NCAP, 2015||Spartans, 2020|
|Shebat – 21.87||Stoffle – 21.71|
|Vissering – 24.18||Lin – 24.27|
|Seliskar – 20.38||Muhammad – 20.52|
|Jones – 20.04||Sacca – 19.93|
The two teams were incredibly close on all four legs, with Stoffle out-splitting Shebat on the lead-off by .16 being the biggest difference-maker. Stoffle’s time of 21.71 was also a new lifetime best, taking down his 21.93 from the 2019 Winter Junior Nats – East (set one year ago tomorrow).
Spartans Aquatic Club was one of the first teams to hold a meet after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, and have had some standout performers, highlighted by Sacca who registered 10 personal best times between two intrasquad meets in the summer.