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.
According to USA Swimming’s database, his 56.42 is the top time in the country since the pandemic shutdown began in the United States in mid-March.
The 17-year old Esser, a UCSD commit in the class of 2021, swam a new best time on Friday at the Neptune Swim Invitational in Arizona.