For the first time in nearly 8 months, I was able to be back on a pool deck to capture some fun swimming, and tonight’s action did not disappoint.
Erica Sullivan was top seed in the women’s 800 free in Irvine; Bella Sims won the event by over 4 seconds.
The Sandpipers have approximately 400 swimmers on their roster.
Catch teen stars Regan Smith and Carson Foster and World teamers Hali Flickinger and Zane Grothe during the day 3 finals session of PSS-Knoxville.
7th-seed Kayla Sanchez has scratched the 100 back final. The Canadian junior isn’t in any other events tonight. Micah Sumrall has scratched the 200 breast.
Tennessee’s Erika Brown drops the 200 free for the 100 fly and teen distance star Erica Sullivan drops both of her day 2 finals spots.
This morning, the 200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 400 IM will be contested at the first prelims session of the 2020 Pro Swim Series- Knoxville.
The 800 free was the first of 9 scheduled entries for Flickinger this weekend. Men’s 800 free #2 seed Akram Mahmoud has also scratched.
Claire Curzan (pictured) and Josh Zuchowski are our 2019 Age Group Swimmers of the Year for the 13-14 age category.
Clark Smith (TXLA) racked up two more wins on the final night of the 2019 KMSC Pro-Am. Smith put up a 14:54.26 in the mile. He also won the 100 free in 44.21.
Miller, who earned bronze in the 100 breast at the Rio Olympics, raced to a 1:50.87 in the 200 breast. That’s his 3rd fastest swim ever in the event.
Smith swam the 200 free, posting a 1:34.35 to come within a second of his lifetime best from 2015. That’s also the fastest he’s been since 2016.
Sims ranks 2nd behind only Olympic gold medalist and World Record holder Katie Ledecky in the all-time rankings in the girls’ 13-14 1000 yard free.
The Nation’s Capital Aquatic Club (NCAP) swept the 3 team titles on offer at last week’s NCSA Junior National Championships.
16-year-old Torri Huske won 2 titles on the closing day of the 2019 NCSA Summer Junior Nationals meet.