Between U.S. Nationals and World Juniors, Gretchen Walsh was on fire in the month of August, dropping her best times in five events and winning six WJ golds.
Zach Apple made most of July opportunities at both Worlds and Universiade – he finishes with 5 World University Games golds and 4 World Championships medals.
Riptide 17-year-old Regan Smith had an impressive month of June, even beyond her world junior record 100 back. Smith hit three freestyle lifetime-bests, too.
It’s been an outstanding month of May for high school junior Luca Urlando, in both short course and long course.
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In the hunt for the 2019 Pro Swim Series crown, it’s been the backstrokers running the show.
Virginia out-performed its psych sheet scoring projections by a +41 margin. Paige Madden accounted for +35 of those points by herself.
Virginia junior Morgan Hill didn’t have to be the fastest by much – in fact, in one race, she didn’t have to be the fastest at all – to win two ACC titles. She just had to get her hand on the wall first.
The Cavalier swam five different events in nine individual swims spread out over four meets. In three of those events, she ranks inside the top 10 nationwide over the month of January, and all nine individual swims were wins.
Coming off a summer of long course time explosions, 16-year-old Gianluca Urlando transferred that speed and more to the short course yards pool in December.
Freshman Maggie MacNeil has had one of the finest – and busiest – months of November in NCAA history.
Louise Hansson had an incredible month of October, currently leading the NCAA ranks in the 50 free, 100 back and 200 back, with further top-3 ranks in the 100 free, 200 free and 100 fly.
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Kalisz proved that even without going best times, he can visibly separate himself from the rest of the world’s IMer in a way his predecessors in the American IM group (Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte) have done for the past decade.
Andrew finished the meet with 4 wins, a bronze medal and a fourth place finish to go with 7 personal bests. But there may have been a 5th win in Andrew’s week that might just mean the most of all.
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