The boys 100 IM is a veteran field, with 18-year-old Stanford commit Shane Blinkman of St. Croix Swim Club holding the top seed ahead of Nation’s Capital and UVA commit Sean Conway and Long Island/Cal commit Jason Louser.
The girls 100 IM lines up some of the nation’s top 16-year-old multi-stroke stars: Grace Sheble is the top seed for Nova of Virginia, with Nation’s Capital’s Phoebe Bacon and Arlington Aquatic Club’s Torri Huske also in the mix.
Much of the Washington region’s deep talent pool was out in force, and they did not disappoint
Hali Flickinger is slated to swim the 200 back and 200 fly at day 4 prelims of U.S. Winter Nationals in Greensboro.
Nathan Adrian will contest the men’s 50 free on day 2 of the U.S. Winter National Championships in Greensboro.
Forest Webb from H2okie Aquatics and Carroll County High School has verbally committed to Virginia Tech.
Hunter Cassady of Virginia Gators has verbally committed to Virginia Tech for the fall.
Rockville Montgomery Swim Club’s Ryan Vipavetz has announced his verbal commitment to Virginia Tech for 2019-20.
Ryan Vipavetz broke the NCSA meet record with a 1:59.62 swim in the men’s 200 fly.
14-year-old Carly Sebring (Nation’s Capital) won the women’s 50 free with a 26.62, touching out teammate Erin Gemmell, 13, who finished in 26.74.
The first night of NCSAs featured the 1000 free, 100 IM, and 800 free relay.
In the girls’ pool, sophomore Phoebe Bacon switched her individual events from last year’s title-winning efforts, and won 2 new events – including a Meet Record.