The first dual meet of the 2021-2022 NCAA swimming & diving season took place yesterday, with UNC Wilmington hosting Army for a men’s and women’s meet.
Versatile swimmer Clayton Bernauer has announced his decision to swim for the United States Miltary Academy beginning in the fall of 2021.
The 17-year-old blasted to new meet records of 53.66 and 1:46.47 in the 100 breast and 200 IM, respectively.
After the meet’s cancellation last season, the 2021 CIF Southern Section Division 1, 2, 3, and 4Championships are set to take place this week.
12-year-old Kayla Han posted a 2:18.94 in the 200 meter fly, dropping about 1.5 seconds from November for the 2nd all-time fastest 200 fly in her age group.
12-year-old Kayla Han posted a 4:56.86 in the 400 meter IM, the 2nd fastest 400 IM ever swam by an 11-12-year-old, directly behind Olympian Elizabeth Beisel.
Evan Yoo will head to Army West Point next fall with 100/200 breast times that would already score in the A finals at Patriot League Championships.
14-year-old Katie Grimes of Sandpipers of Nevada closed out the meet with a 14 second time drop in her 1650 free, touching the wall in 1st place at 16:05.03.
Going into this meet, 15-year-old Bella Sims’ best 500 time ranked her outside the top 100 all-time fastest 15-16 year-olds. Her 4:38.21 now ranks her 10th.
Sandpipers’ Katie Grimes dropped 5 seconds in her 400 yard IM today, nearing Katie Hoff’s 13-14 National Age Group record of 4:08.44 which she set in 2004.
Ryan Durkan, along with fellow 2021 commit Evan Yoo, will reinforce the already-strong breaststroke group at Army-West Post.