15-year old Teagan O’Dell won the 200 breaststroke in another lifetime best on Sunday to close the 2021 Kevin B. Perry Invitational.
Teagan O’Dell, who broke Missy Franklin’s 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 200 IM earlier this year, now ranks 55th in the 15-16 age group in the 100 breast.
Olympic Trials Wave II qualifier Macky Hodges has made a verbal commitment to the nearby University of Southern California for 2023-24.
Mission Viejo’s Macky Hodges opened the 2021-22 season by hitting a best time of 54.98 in the women’s 100 backstroke.
The women’s 100 breast will give us our first sighting of USC’s Kaitlyn Dobler, who is the top seed in 1:06.29.
Irvine Novaquatics’O’Dell dropped a total of about 4.5 seconds in the 400 meter IM that the Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo for a time of 4:51.46.
It’s a very distance-based class of current high school sophomores, including breakout open water star Bella Sims at the top of the class.
It was her first sub-8:30 of the year, and she couldn’t have asked for a better time to post the swim.
Vargas touched first in 4:16.54, chipping just over 2 seconds off his previous best of 4:18.58.
Santa Margarita swept all three relay events and six out of eight individual events to earn their 7th-straight CIF Southern Section DI Championship title.
The Santa Margarita men and women both picked up Trinity League titles last weekend. Two SMCHS relays and Justina Kozan both broke Trinity League records.
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.
For the first time in what feels like ages, SwimSwam is back on deck and our photographer Jack Spitser was able to capture images in the California sun.
Melanie Margalis, the top seed in the women’s 400 IM, is among the headliners on Thursday evening in Mission Viejo.
15-year olds Lily Neumann and Macky Hodges both swam best times in the 50 meter free on Sunday that are among the best in the country post-quarantine.