Watch: Race Videos From Day 4 Of YMCA Short Course Nationals


Note: Both YMCA Swimming Central and Results links haven’t been working, showing “service unavailable”. In this case, results can also be found on Meet Mobile. 

Videos courtesy USA Swimming, and recaps courtesy Karl Ortegon

Girls’ 100 Breast A Final (Above)

In the girls’ 100 breast, the versatile Meghan Small took a sledgehammer to the YMCA national record of 1:01.18 set in 2015 by Alyssa Arwood. She swam a 1:00.24, nearly breaking a minute, which is impressive for someone who excels primarily in IM and impressive in and of itself.

Boys’ 100 Breast A Final

For the boys, Max McHugh was a touch off of his big morning swim of 53.00, winning the event in a 53.16.

Girls’ 500 Free A Final

Courtney Harnish picked up another win tonight, taking the 500 free in a time of 4:42.51, off of her 2014 YMCA national record of 4:39.13. Finishing up in 2nd was Indiana commit Cassy Jernberg (4:43.98), followed by 15-year-old Leah Braswell at 4:46.42. Harnish and Braswell are teammates on York YMCA.

Boys’ 500 Free A Final

Grant House, who won the 200 free last night, took top honors in the boys’ 500 with a time of 4:22.96. He finished ahead of a battle for second, where Drew Clark edged out Hank Siefer, 4:24.52 to 4:24.65.

Girls’ 50 Free A Final

Ky-lee Perry, who will swim for the NC State Wolfpack next season, swam an impressive 22.27 to win the girls’ 50 free. That moves her into the top-25 all time for the 17-18 age group. She was followed by three other swimmers under 23 seconds: Bailey Grinter(22.62), Olivia Schmelzer (22.87), and Sarah Grinalds (22.98). Grinter and Schmelzer are 16, while Grinalds is only 15. In addition, Grinalds pulled off this speed after swimming a 4:50.63 to win the 500 free B final.

Boys’ 50 Free A Final

In the 50 free, Hugo Sykes, who threw down multiple sub-20 splits on relays earlier in this meet, earned the win with a time of 20.33. He finished ahead of Jay Bell (20.55) and Edward Rudman (20.57). The entire A final dipped under 21 seconds, along with the top six in the B final and the top two in the C final.

Girls’ 800 Free Relay A Final

The York girls easily won the 800 free relay in 7:12.16, with a 1:46.86 lead off from Harnish and a 1:45.55 anchor leg from Small.

Boys’ 800 Free Relay A Final

The Sarasota boys broke their team’s Y-Nat record in the 800 free relay, swimming a 6:35.21 to knock off the old mark of 6:37.01 set last year at this meet. They led off with two 1:37’s from Austin Katz and Danny Erlenmeyer, and no team would come close to catching them. Grant House did split a quick 1:36.23 on the end of Countryside’s 2nd place relay, which clocked a 6:42.14 in a come-from-behind finish over Wilton.

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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