2022 SwimMAC Novant Health Invitational
- Jan. 15 – Jan. 17, 2022
- SwimMAC Training Facility at Charlotte Latin, Charlotte, NC
- LCM (50 meters)
- Prelims/Finals Format
- Meet results on MeetMobile “2022 NC SwimMAC Novant LC”
SwimMAC held the Novant Health Invitational at their Charlotte Latin training facility last weekend. This was a suited meet and was closed to members of SwimMAC only. According to the meet promo, the goals of the meet were to gain experience in the long course format, demonstrate improved racing habits since December, and to compete with and support other SwimMAC athletes.
Florida-commit Caleb Maldari swam a 2:02.93 in the 200 back, a little above his best time of 2:01.17 set at the US Open in December. Maldari is already the fastest in the event in the 15-16 age group, and his time would be the second fastest in the 17-18 age group, behind SwimMAC teammate Baylor Nelson.
Maldari was also slower than his best time in the 200 IM, clocking in at 2:05.77. This was just .04 off his best time, also set at the US Open. Maldari also ranks first in his age group in this event, and would rank third in the 17-18 age group.
Other Swims from Madari:
- 100 breast: 1:07.26 (best time)
- 200 free: 1:55.58 (best time)
- 200 breast: 2:26.69 (best time)
- 200 fly: 2:08.89
Breaststroke specialist Ben Delmar swam a 2:21.50 in the 200 breast and a 1:05.47 in the 100 breast. Delmar is ranked second in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes in the 15-16 age group this season. He was just off of his best times set at the US Open in December, adding .22 in the 100 and just under two seconds in the 200.
Texas A&M-commit and #1 in the class of 2022 Baylor Nelson also competed at the meet. In the 200 IM, Nelson came in at 2:04.15, off of his time from the US Open (1:59.86). Nelson currently ranks 10th in the 200 IM all-time in the 17-18 age group, according to the SWIMS database. Despite being well off of his personal best time, Nelson’s IM at this meet is still faster than anybody else in the age group this season.
Nelson also went a 1:53.51 in the 200 free, off of his best time from last summer (1:49.28). This time puts Nelson second in the event in the 17-18 age group this season.
Other Notable Swims from the SwimMAC Boys
- 13-year-old Santi Alzate swam a best time in the 200 fly, coming in at 2:16.36. This puts him at third for the season in the 13-14 age group.
- Mike Rice, another 13-year-old, had time drops in the 50 free (25.64), 200 IM (2:19.25), and the 200 free (2:04.54). Rice’s 50 free time is ranked fourth this season in the 13-14 age group, his 200 IM ranks fifth, and his 200 free ranks seventh.
- Norvin Clontz swam a 8:26.59 in the 800 free, dropping three seconds. This puts Clontz at second this season in the 13-14 age group.
- Northwestern-commit Mathew Lucky was just off of his best time in the 100 breast (1:05.16). Lucky swam a 1:04.27 at the US Open in December, which is the third fastest time in the 17-18 age group this season.
15-year-old Granger Bartee swam a 53.73 in the 100 free, a new best time. This swim makes Bartee the fastest 15-year-old this season, and the sixth fastest in the 15-16 age group this season.
Grace Rainey (class of 2023), who will be attending the University of Florida, swam a 1:10.43 in the 100 breast. This was four-tenths better than her time at the US Open, and the fastest that Rainey has been in the event since 2019 at Juniors. The time puts Rainey at third in the 17-18 age group in the event this season.
Rainey also dropped over a second in her 100 fly, finishing in 1:01.84. This puts her in seventh this season in her age group.
Other Swims from Rainey:
- 200 IM: 2:20.55
- 400 IM: 5:14.35
- 200 breast: 2:36.51
- 200 fly: 2:17.29 (best time)
14-year-old Clarke Neace swam a new personal best in the 200 free with a Futures qualifying time of 2:05.83. This is the second fastest swim in the 13-14 age group this season.
Another 14-year-old, Avery Klamforth, swam season best times with a 1:03.42 in the 100 fly and a 2:18.73 in the 200 fly. Klamforth ranks second in the 200 and third in the 100 fly in her age group this season.
Duke University-commit Molly Donlan went 1:02.16, just .15 off of her best time. Donlan is the third fastest in the 15-16 age group in the event. She was also just off of her best time in the 200 back, adding just over half-a-second with a time of 2:18.31. This was a season-best for Donlan, and puts her in fifth in her age group this season.