A pair of highly-rated recruits swam personal bests in their first sanctioned short course meets of the 2021-2022 club season.
Spartans Aquatic Club’s relay of Peter Sacca, Nathaniel Stoffle (above), Colton Mcgrady, and John Beamon broke the 200 free relay NAG record by .81.
The last AM men’s prelims session will feature the 200 IM (top seed Caio Pumputis), 200 back (top seed Ryan Murphy), and 100 free (top seed Caeleb Dressel).
Sara Stotler, a 17-year-old from Florida’s Planet Swim Aquatics, picked up 3 new cuts, including a Wave II cut in the women’s 100 fly.
12-year old Kayla Han has been on fire over the last year, and she added 4 more new lifetime bests last weekend in Mission Viejo.
The Spartans Aquatic Club have used 6 swimmers to break 3 National Age Group Relay Records this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.
At the Georgia 14&U state meet, Gwinnett Aquatics’ Baylor Stanton took 0.02 off the 13-14 100 IM LSC record, becoming the No. 2 13-year-old ever at 52.97.
Aikins, a UVA commit, broke 20 seconds in the opening round before rattling off three more swims of 20.14, 20.22 and 20.20.
18-year-old Jack Aikins won the boys’ 200 freestyle in a new best time of 1:36.10, and tied his prelim PB to win the 100 backstroke in 47.49.
The 16-year-old took more than four seconds off his best time, moving to 10th all-time in the age group along with breaking Gunnar Bentz’s LSC record.
Nathaniel Stoffle, Preston Lin, Kamal Muhammad and Peter Sacca combined to break the 2015 NAG that was held by an NCAP team with some very familiar names.
In addition to the 200 medley relay NAG, the Spartans also claimed the boys’ 800 free relay in a time of 6:49.19.
Haughey holds the high school class of 2022’s fastest 1000 free, and he’s one of the best LCM swimmers in the class, too.
Racing in practice suits, a number of Spartans Aquatic Club swimmers are coming out of quarantine faster than they went in.
The intrasquad meet in the suburbs of Atlanta is one the first sanctioned USA Swimming event since March of this year.