2019 USA Swimming Speedo Junior National Championships
- Tuesday, August 6 – Saturday, August 10, 2019
- Stanford Avery Aquatic Center, Palo Alto, CA
- Prelims 9 AM / Finals 5 PM (U.S. Pacific Time)
- LCM format
- Psych sheet
- Live stream (all sessions)
- Start Lists & Live Results
Zoe Skirboll from Racer X Aquatics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has cracked the top-ten all-time in the 50 free for the 13-14 age group. Skirboll notched a personal-best time of 26.04 in prelims on Saturday morning to qualify fifth for the final. That time moved her to tie for seventeenth place on the all-time list. In the final she knocked another 10/100 off her new PB to break 26 seconds for the first time. Her new lifetime best of 25.94 now ranks as the ninth-fastest in history for 13-14 girls.
Not a bad birthday present.
In fact, Skirboll turned 15 on Saturday but was still 14 when the meet began, so the swim counts in the 13-14 age category.
Skirboll is one of only eleven swimmers in the age group to have broken 26 seconds:
|1||25.23||Missy Franklin||2009 Speedo Junior Nationals||8/9/2009||Federal Way|
|2||25.38||Lia Neal||2009 U. S. Open||8/3/2009||Federal Way|
|3||25.52||Anya Goeders||2015 Speedo Junior Nationals||8/2/2015||San Antonio|
|4||25.53||Claire Curzan||2018 Winter National Champions||11/28/2018||Greensboro|
|5||25.57||Gretchen Walsh||2017 U.S. Open Champs||8/5/2017||E. Meadow|
|6||25.60||Kate Douglass||2016 Charlotte PSS||5/13/2016||Charlotte|
|7||25.75||Angela Coe||2019 IN Age Group Due in the Pool||5/11/2019||Indianapolis|
|9||25.94||Zoe Skirboll||2019 Speedo Junior Nationals||8/10/2019||Stanford|
|11||25.97||Camille Spink||2019 PV NCAP June LC Invitational||5/31/2019||Stafford|
Skirboll’s swim also ties for 81st on the all-time 15-16 list, as a reference. It takes 25.28 to crack the top-10 for that age category.