While Spitz has no blood relation to 9-time Olympic champion Mark Spitz, she does show a similar level of versatility.
Will Grant is the top seed heading into the men’s 100 back final in Irvine.
Photos from Day 4 prelims at 2018 Speedo Junior National Championships.
Day Two finals at 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals.
Carson Foster highlights the men’s 200 back field at day 2 finals of the 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals.
Stewart dropped the #2 100 fly time in the United States this year, coming within a second of her best time for the first time since early 2017.
Other notable swims included a Team China podium sweep in the women’s 400 free, and another triple-event session for Katinka Hosszu.
Santa Margarita senior and Harvard commit Samantha Shelton tackled a 200 free/200 IM double, with the front end of that producing a lifetime best swim.
Anicka Delgado took the top seed in two events at CIF-SS prelims in Riverside.
It was just 11 days ago that we released our annual NCAA recruiting class rankings for the current crop of juniors. We ranked Newport Harbor’s Ayla Spitz 20th. 11 days later, she made that rank irrelevant.
The 2018 CIF-Southern Section psych sheets are out for all four divisions. Ella Ristic (pictured) is seeded #1 in the 100 free and #2 in the 200 free.
Ayla Spitz was untouchable this week at the 2018 CIF Sunset League Championships, turning in two big best times and helping out on relays.
This year’s #1 is among the best in her class in all four strokes.
Samantha Shelton was the only swimmer under 2:00 in the 200IM on night two of the 2018 Carlsbad Sectional Championships.
The final prelims session of the meet will feature the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly.