Simone Manuel dropped a 47.09 to win the 100 free, just one of 5 National Age Group records to go down on the second night of NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando.
First Colony’s Simone Manuel is the runaway top seed in the 100 free. Meanwhile Sam McHugh and Michael Andrew nabbed a pair of high seeds and will meet in the 200 fly.
Bolles coach Sergio Lopez, a former Olympic bronze medalist, will lead the men’s Junior National Team Camp in early April at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Missy Franklin and Caeleb Dressel were the hands-down favorites for 17-18 Swimmer of the Year. Read the full story below.
PASA’s Ally Howe, a Stanford commit, has been sharp at this meet. She comes into the girls’ 200 backstroke as the #2 overall seed.
Doing what he does: Michael Andrew broke 3 NAG records in the span of 4 events on night two of Junior Nationals.
Kylie Stewart is the top seed in 3 of the 5 women’s individual events: the 400 IM, the 200 free and the 100 back.
Caeleb Dressel is the top seed in all sorts of races this weekend, where he’ll make another charge at the NAG record book.
The Dynamo Swim Club class of 2014 has an impressive lineup of collegiate swimmers.
Kylie Stewart of the Dynamo Swim Club has made her verbal commitment to Georgia
Gunnar Bentz looks to help lead Team USA into competition at two FINA World Cup events in November.
Gunnar Bentz is one of a handful of swimmers who is doing junior/senior double duty this year. (Photo: Anne Lepesant)
In what could be termed a mild upset, American Kylie Stewart of the Dynamo Swim club won the girls’ 200 backstroke in 2:09.74, which is a new Championship Record. That broke the 2:10.43 that Ukrainian Daryna Zevina swam to win at the 2011 edition of this meet. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte will go for her first major international non-breaststroke medal tonight in the girls’ 100 free final. (File Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
Ruta Meilutyte, defending World Champion, cruised to an easy second seed in the women’s 100 breaststroke this morning. (Photo Credit Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)