Night two of the 2018 YMCA National Championships featured a huge swim from Door County’s Maxwell McHugh, who lowered his own meet record with a 1:53.59 in the 200 breast.
Max McHugh breaks the 200 breaststroke record twice in a single day, while Annika McEnroe continues to drive down her 100 butterfly time.
McHugh was fast, and 15-year old Annika McEnroe turned heads in prelims at the GAC with huge drops.
On the girls’ side, it was Leah Braswell of York and York County YMCA for the win in 9:45.33.
Brendan Burns, above, already ranks 4th in the all-time 15-16 rankings in the 100 yard fly, and won Pennsylvania state titles in both the 100 fly and 100 back earlier this year.
Another national record fell on day 2, with the North Allegheny boys shattering their own 400 free relay record.
On Day 1 of 2, there was a national public school record, and PIAA records in the boys 100 fly, boys 200 free relay, and girls 50 free.
Conestoga junior Brendan Burns took a 31-year old Pool Record off the board this weekend.
Swimming the 100 short course meter butterfly against Garnet Valley, Burns shot out to the win with a time of 52.41.
Swimmers are set to compete in finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 4×100 free relay. The fastest heat of the women’s and men’s 1650 free will also be contested tonight and will open the session.
The final prelims session of the weekend will hold the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly.
Burns also won the C final of the men’s 200 IM on Thursday, swimming a 1:47.20, which ranks him 21st all-time in the age group.
Day 3 of Winter Nationals kicks off with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back.
Burns, 16, went a 2:01.44 lifetime best for the big win and new record.
Mchugh completes breaststroke sweep and Siefert and Dant (above) go head to head while Cheshire Women’s 3rd place relay finish help them stay in first in the standings. Stock photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography