SSTY’s Ziyad Saleem, and Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100/200m backstrokes, has announced his verbal commitment to Cal’s class of 2025.
Uncommitted senior Ziyad Saleem broke 47 for the first time in the 100 backstroke at the 41st Annual Schroeder A+ Invite.
A Top-100 age group swim from Ziyad Saleem and an Olympic Trials cut from Erik Gessner highlighted the Schroeder YMCA’s two-day meet.
The former Iowa commit continues to whittle down his backstroke bests, while Berlin moves to top-40 in the 13-14 age group historical rankings.
Phoebe Bacon and Regan Smith had another showdown in the women’s 200 back, with Bacon coming out on top rather handily this time.
Regan Smith and Phoebe Bacon had a 100 back rematch from 2019 when Bacon bested Smith. Tonight Smith won, but she didn’t beat Bacon’s U.S. Open Meet Record.
Brostowitz set a new Wisconsin LSC 11-12 record in the 200-yard backstroke with a 2:00.86, smashing Mitchell Friedemann’s 2005 mark of 2:02.56.
The swim makes Berlin one of the fastest 13-year olds in history in the event, as she’s been on a tear since returning to racing in August.
Ziyad Saleem hit personal bests in the 100-meter, 200-meter, 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke this month, rocketing up the senior recruit rankings.
The Ozaukee Aquatics-hosted club invite concluded yesterday, with a swim from Schroeder YMCA’s Ziyad Saleem headlining the day.
Tiltmann also won the 100 fly and went for a 100 free split in the 200 free, touching at 50.03 just off of her lifetime best.
Thomas’ time was a lifetime best by .81 seconds, and comes in as #3 all-time for 13-14 girls in the US.
12-year-old John Paul Brostowitz hit three nation-leading backstroke swims for his age group at Schroeder’s two-day Distance-Sprint meet.
Jack Sullivan broke the last remaining Schroeder YMCA team record held by two-time Olympic gold medalist Garrett Weber-Gale.
He anchored in a 19.11, which bodes well for the Badgers as it’s faster than any member of Wisconsin’s 200 free relay in last season’s Big Ten final.