Dant was a tier above the rest in the mile, clocking a 14:50.97 to slice over six seconds off of his own national record from last year. He now ranks 24th in 17-18 history in this event.
Brendan Burns dropped a new personal best in the 200 free, leading off the Upper Main Line YMCA men’s 800 free relay in 1:36.01.
Braswell’s best time coming into the meet was 4:19.21, which she swam at last year’s Y Nats. She dropped a 4:15.78 in prelims, which was already a decent drop, until she dropped almost another 7 seconds in finals.
You can watch Ross Dant and Leah Braswell earned victories in the 1000 yard freestyles on the first night of the 2018 YMCA Short Course Championships.
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.
Bobbi Gichard (pictured, above left) of Auckland, New Zealand has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Florida for 2018-19.
Drew Kibler and Alex Walsh will look to defend their titles and meet records on day 3 of Winter Juniors East.
SwimSwam has put together a list of the fastest 8 swimmers in each event from the two juniors meets combined.
NAC star Alex Walsh is chasing her own Meet Record in the 200 IM.
Allie Raab is one of the many stars heading to The Farm next fall.
The Florida Gators added 19 swimmers and four divers to the incoming class of 2018 after the early signing period. The men’s squad will add 13 newcomers, while the women’s team adds 10.
Ellie Zweifel of Rock Bridge High School and Columbia Swim Club has verbally committed to Florida for 2018-19.
Kirschtine Balbuena from Buchholz High School and Gator Swim Club has given a verbal commitment to University of Florida’s class of 2022.
Hungary’s Anja Kesely is seeded 3.5 seconds faster than the rest of the field in the 400 free, whose heats will take place on Saturday morning at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.