There’s no clear #1 in the current crop of sophomores. The class centers on IMs and distance free, with some strong international ties and LCM swims.
Bolles became the FHSAA 1A state champions for the 29th-consecutive time while King’s Josh Zuchowksi and So. Florida Heat’s Erika Peleaz swam historic times.
The Bolles School won both boys and girls titles in Region 1A. South Florida Heat 8th-grader Erika Pelaez is impressing in the sprints.
Joshua Zuchowski was an individual standout, winning the 200 IM (1:55.83) and 100 back (52.06) by huge margins in District 10.
National champion True Sweetser will be competing at the Gainesville sectionals this weekend alongside an all-star group of Florida HS state champions.
The 14-year old Zuchowski hit an Olympic Trials standard, and broke the 13-14 NAG Record hold by 5-time Olympic gold medalist Aaron Peirsol (above).
14 year-old Josh Zuchowski put up the 3rd-fastest 100m back ever in the 13-14 age group at the Spring Florida International Meet.
On day 3 of the Plantation Sectionals, Bruno Fratus returned to competition after receiving shoulder surgery to win the 50 free.
The Jamaican Olympian won the 100 breaststroke in about the same time as what she swam in March of last year.
Episcopal’s Cole Crane took a pair of wins in region 1. Most notably, he picked up an AA-A time in the 100 fly, an event in which he was the 2017 runner-up.
Lochte raced wearing a Stoneman Douglas HS cap in honor of University of Indianapolis recruit, Nicholas Dworet, who was one of the 17 high school students killed in the infamous school shooting last month.
Claire Tuggle (pictured above) and Josh Zuchowski were our 11-12 Age Groupers of the Year.
Benjamin’s Alessandra Baldari is already looking sharp this season, scoring an AA-A time and setting 3 new Pool Records in district 10.
12-year old Joshua Zuchowski has broken his own 11-12 National Age Group Record in the 400 yard IM. Swimming on Saturday…
12-year-old Joshua Zuchowski has broken the National Age Group record in the 200 IM, going 1:55.75.