Trek moves up as a title sponsor for Britain’s Drops cycling team

Women’s cycling team Drops will be known as Trek-Drops for the 2018 season after the American bike manufacturer steps up to become co-title sponsor
– Photos by Trek-Drops

Trek Bikes has become co-title sponsor of the British Drops cycling team for the 2018 season, a move which the company says will increase its “stature and performance in the field of professional women’s road racing”.

The announcement came on Thursday, as the team confirmed the signing of American 2017 Tour of the Gila winner Tayler Wiles for 2018 from the UnitedHealthcare squad to complete its 10-rider roster.

Trek had already supplied bikes to the Drops cycling team, but decided to deepen its commitment to the squad, which is seeking to compete in events around the world.

Trek-Drops 2018 team kit

“Our continued partnership with Trek is extremely exciting,” Trek-Drops team manager Tom Varney said in a statement.

“We’ve always had a good relationship with the brand, and this next step will allow the team to continue to increase in stature and performance in the field of professional women’s road racing.”

>>> WorldTour 2018 races: what’s on and when

Emily Bremer, Trek’s global women’s marketing manager added: “The women on this team are incredibly gifted and devoted athletes. They will be a team to watch out for this year”.



Alongside new signing Wiles, the 2018 Trek-Drops team includes British riders Anna Christian, Lizzie Holden,  Manon Lloyd, Annasley Park, Abby-Mae Parkinson, Hannah Payton, Lucy Shaw, Annie Simpson, Abi van Twisk and Molly Weaver. Dutchwoman Eva Buurman and German Kathrin Hammes complete the line-up.

The squad will kick off their season at the Women’s Tour in Australia in January.

Alongside the announcement of Trek becoming co-title sponsor, the squad revealed its 2018 team clothing.


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Swimming World Presents “Dads on Deck: Dan Smith”

Photo Courtesy: Dan Smith

Dads on Deck: Dan Smith

Sponsored by Tri Swim 

Leah Smith has emerged as one of the world’s nest distance freestylers…and 400 IMers (her winning time at the U.S. World Championship Trials ranks fth in the world this year).

Consider Smith’s upbringing, and it’s not a shocker that she’s passionate about winning: her great-uncle, Billy Conn, was a world light heavyweight boxing champion. Her great-grandfather, Jimmy Smith, was a World Series champion. Her older sister, Aileen, swam at Columbia. Her dad, Dan, was a pole vaulter and decathlete at UVA.

Leah is the third of four siblings—no doubt her brothers and sister unintentionally refined Leah’s competitive drive. Swimming World recently spoke with Dan Smith about his daughter, Leah—a girl who hates to lose.

Author Annie Grevers and Dan discuss how he and his wife, Margee, knew Leah was a talented swimmer, how swimming has shaped Leah’s character, and wha advice he would give to new swim parents.

To read more about Dan Smith’s interview with Swimming World, check out the December 2017 issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!

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FEATURES

2017 SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR
by Annie Grevers and David Rieder
World: Sarah Sjostrom (Female European) & Caeleb Dressel (Male American)
Female American: Katie Ledecky
Male European: Adam Peaty
Pacific Rim: Emily Seebohm & Sun Yang
African: Farida Osman & Chad le Clos

5 BEST WOMEN’S & 5 BEST MEN’S PERFORMANCES OF 2017
by David Rieder
Nothing can quite top the magic of the Olympic Games, but as far as encores go, this year’s FINA World Championships emphatically delivered, with nine of this year’s top 10 performances coming in Budapest.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: MARY FREEMAN
by Michael J. Stott

COLLEGE RECRUITING: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE
by Michael J. Stott
In the second of a multi-part series, Swimming World explores social media and its effect on recruiting.

SWIMMING TECHNIQUE MISCONCEPTIONS: BREASTSTROKE AND BUTTERFLY BREATHING REVISITED
by Rod Havriluk
Following the conventional wisdom for both breaststroke and butterfly breathing results in excess vertical motion that has a negative impact on performance. An effective breathing motion requires a swimmer to extend completely at the neck so that the body remains more level, thereby minimizing resistance and maximizing propulsion.

SPECIAL SETS: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SETS
by Michael J. Stott

041 Q&A WITH COACH PETER CASARES
by Michael J. Stott

042 HOW THEY TRAIN SARA DAHER
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

030 DRYSIDE TRAINING:HOLIDAY TRAINING—DAMAGE CONTROL
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

GOLDMINDS: BUILDING CONFIDENT SWIMMERS
by Wayne Goldsmith
Here’s a “babies-to-the-best” way of developing confidence in swimmers.

045 UP & COMERS
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT
033 DADS ON DECK
034 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
046 GUTTER TALK
048 PARTING SHOT

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Bora-Hansgrohe reveal striking new team kit for 2018

German team unveil redesigned team jersey and shorts for the 2018 season during official presentation
– Photos by Bora-Hansgrohe/@veloimages

Bora-Hansgrohe unveiled their new clothing design during the German WorldTour team’s official 2018 presentation on Thursday.

The new kit design is far more striking than the previous 2017 version, with aquamarine chevrons in several shades running down from the top black panel and into white. Shorts are black with aquamarine cuffs.

The name of title sponsors extraction fan manufacturer Bora and bathroom tap and shower maker Hansgrohe are given greater prominence than last year, with both logos on the jersey front and jersey/shorts side panels.

Bora-Hansgrohe 2018 kit

The distinctive ‘S’ of bike sponsor Specialized appears on the shorts and very top of the jersey.

The Bora-Hansgrohe clothing is designed and made by Sportful.

Of course, there was one Bora rider who was not sporting the new jersey – Peter Sagan. Instead, the road race world champion showed off his new rainbow jersey.



The team presentation took place at sponsor Hansgrohe’s ‘Aquademie’ in Germany, and comes after the team’s first get-together at Hotel Lanserhof. The squad are now off to Mallorca for a training camp.

>>> Peter Sagan, eat your heart out: Bora-Hansgrohe team-mate shows off with drifts through corners (video)

Several of the top teams have now revealed their new clothing ahead of the 2018 WorldTour season start at the Tour Down Under in Australia in January.

Earlier on Thursday, Bora-Hansgrohe’s Classics rivals Quick-Step Floors unveiled their new kit for 2018.


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Americans Close World Para Swimming Champs With 54 Medals

Photo Courtesy: Paul Cunningham-USA TODAY Sports

On the final day of competition at the World Para Swimming Championships, Team USA secured seven medals to bring its event total to 54 and finish second in the medal standings on Thursday at the Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool. The U.S. leaves Mexico City with 21 gold, 20 silver and 13 bronze medals.

To complete a full sweep of her events, 13-time Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long (Baltimore, Maryland) swam to her eighth gold medal and 35th career title at the world championships, winning the SM8 200-meter individual medley in a time of 2:49.93. Long’s eight medals made her the most decorated female at the world championships. Julia Gaffney (Mayflower, Arkansas) stood next to her U.S. teammate on the podium after securing silver with a time of 3:07.08. Having also medaled in each of her events, Gaffney wrapped up her first world championships with a silver in the S8 50 freestyle (34.69) to bring her competition total to six.

Team USA claimed an additional trio of silver medals Thursday night. Paralympic silver medalist Sophia Herzog (Fairplay, Colorado) brought her world championships medal total to five, swimming to silver in the SM6 200 IM (3:21.13). Earning his fourth individual medal of the competition, Paralympic bronze medalist Robert Griswold (Freehold, New Jersey) had a second-place finish in the SM8 200 IM (2:30.44). Tucker Dupree (Raleigh, North Carolina), a four-time Paralympic medalist, secured silver in the S12 100 free (55.01) to mark his third medal of the world championships.

To conclude Team USA’s night, Paralympian Natalie Sims (Minneapolis, Minnesota) took home the bronze medal in the S9 50 free (30.29) to bring her competition total to five.

With 54 total medals at this year’s world championships, Team USA improves from the 30 medals won at the 2015 event.

OVERALL MEDAL COUNT
Team USA: 54
Jessica Long: 8 gold (SM8 200 IM, S8 100 fly, S8 400 free, S8 100 back, SB7 100 breast, S8 100 free, 4×100 34-point free relay, 4×100 34-point medley relay)
McKenzie Coan: 4 gold (S7 400 free, S7 100 free, S7 50 free, 4×100 34-point free relay), 1 silver (S7 50 free)
Hannah Aspden: 2 gold (4×100 34-point free relay, 4×100 34-point medley relay), 1 silver (S9 100 back)
Sophia Herzog: 2 gold (SB6 100 breast, 4×100 34-point medley relay), 1 silver (SM6 200 IM), 2 bronze (S6 100 back, S6 100 free)
Natalie Sims: 2 gold (4×100 34-point free relay, 4×100 34-point medley relay), 3 bronze (S9 50 free, S9 400 free, S9 100 free)
Tharon Drake: 2 gold (S11 400 free, SB11 100 breast), 1 silver (SM11 200 IM)
McClain Hermes: 1 gold (S11 400 free), 2 silver (S11 100 free, S11 100 back), 2 bronze (SB 11 100 breast, S11 50 free)
Becca Meyers: 1 gold (S11 400 free), 2 silver (S13 100 free, S13 100 fly), 1 bronze (SB13 100 breast)
Robert Griswold: 1 gold (S8 100 back), 2 silver (SM8 200 IM, S8 400 free), 1 bronze (4×100 34-point medley relay)
Aspen Shelton: 1 gold (S12 100 back), 1 silver (S12 100 free), 1 bronze (S12 50 free)
Colleen Young: 1 gold (SB13 100 breast), 1 silver (SM13 200 IM), 1 bronze (S13 100 back)
Tucker Dupree: 1 gold (S12 50 free), 2 silver (S12 100 free, S12 100 back)
Lawrence Sapp: 1 gold (S14 100 back)
Julia Gaffney: 5 silver (S8 50 free, SM8 200 IM, S8 400 free, S8 100 back, SB6 100 breast), 1 bronze (S8 100 free)
Gia Pergolini: 1 silver (S13 100 back)
Tye Dutcher: 2 bronze (S10 100 back, 4×100 34-point medley relay)
Zach Shattuck: 1 bronze (4×100 34-point medley relay)
Roderick Sewell: 1 bronze (4×100 34-point medley relay)

QUOTES
Jessica Long
On leaving world championships with eight gold medals…
“It feels awesome. It’s definitely been a really wonderful world championship experience. To come away with eight gold medals, I couldn’t ask for anything better. It’s really exciting to step up and race.”

Julia Gaffney
On winning six medals in her world championships debut…
“I feel really great. I’m excited that I was able to get a lot of medals for Team USA. It’s given me confidence that I can swim with really fast swimmers like Jessica Long, and it will help push me even more in training.”

RESULTS
Full results from the World Para Swimming Championships can be found here. Follow U.S. Paralympics onTwitter, Instagram and Facebook for updated information during the event.

Press release courtesy of the USOC. 

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Trio Of Americans Capture Two Medals On Day 5 Of Para Worlds

Photo Courtesy: Kevin McCarthy

Jessica Long (Baltimore, Maryland), Tharon Drake (Hobbs, New Mexico) and Colleen Young (St. Louis, Missouri) each captured two medals on Wednesday at the World Para Swimming Championships at the Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool. With 13 medals today, Team USA sits with 47 total heading into the final day of competition tomorrow.

On his final day competing at world championships, Drake went out with a bang, winning the gold medal in the SB11 100-meter breaststroke (1:15.70) and taking home silver in the SM11 200 individual medley (2:41.70). The Paralympic silver medalist earned three medals at the competition, including two gold and one silver.

Long, a 13-time Paralympic champion, swam to two more gold medals, bringing her individual event total to five. Long claimed the world title in the S8 400 free (5:01.57) and the S8 100 butterfly (1:12.81). She wraps up competition tomorrow with the SM8 200 IM.

Young earned the first world title of her career, swimming the SB13 100 breast in a time of 1:17.21. The Paralympic bronze medalist concluded the evening by recording a second-place finish in the SM13 200 IM, completing the race in 2:33.40 and securing her third individual medal of the competition.

McKenzie Coan (Clarkesville, Georgia) stood atop the podium for the fourth and final time in the S7 400 free, winning gold in 5:22.02 to close her world championships run in Mexico City. She finished 1:08.38 faster than the second-place competitor. Newcomer Lawrence Sapp (Waldorf, Maryland) completed his world championship debut with a first-place finish and American record in the S14 100 back (1:06.42).

Two additional women won medals in the 100 breast. In the SB13 class, Becca Meyers (Timonium, Maryland) secured bronze (1:26.43), while McClain Hermes (Dacula, Georgia) also recorded a third-place finish in the SB11 class (1:42.52).

Julia Gaffney (Mayflower, Arkansas) won an impressive fourth medal in her world championship debut, taking silver in the S8 400 free (5:26.51). Also securing her fourth piece of hardware was Natalie Sims (Minneapolis, Minnesota), who finished with bronze in the S9 400 free (5:11.33).

To cap off the evening, the combination of Tye Dutcher (Merced, California), Zach Shattuck (Mt. Airy, Maryland), Robert Griswold (Freehold, New Jersey) and Roderick Sewell (Spring Valley, California) swam to the bronze medal in the 4×100 34-point medley relay (4:55.79).

Team USA concludes world championship competition tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The U.S. is currently first in the overall medal standings ahead of China.

OVERALL MEDAL COUNT
Team USA: 47
Jessica Long: 7 gold (S8 100 fly, S8 400 free, S8 100 back, SB7 100 breast, S8 100 free, 4×100 34-point free relay, 4×100 34-point medley relay)
McKenzie Coan: 4 gold (S7 400 free, S7 100 free, S7 50 free, 4×100 34-point free relay), 1 silver (S7 50 free)
Hannah Aspden: 2 gold (4×100 34-point free relay, 4×100 34-point medley relay), 1 silver (S9 100 back)
Sophia Herzog: 2 gold (SB6 100 breast, 4×100 34-point medley relay), 2 bronze (S6 100 back, S6 100 free)
Natalie Sims: 2 gold (4×100 34-point free relay, 4×100 34-point medley relay), 2 bronze (S9 400 free, S9 100 free)
Tharon Drake: 2 gold (S11 400 free, SB11 100 breast), 1 silver (SM11 200 IM)
McClain Hermes: 1 gold (S11 400 free), 2 silver (S11 100 free, S11 100 back), 2 bronze (SB 11 100 breast, S11 50 free)
Becca Meyers: 1 gold (S11 400 free), 2 silver (S13 100 free, S13 100 fly), 1 bronze (SB13 100 breast)
Robert Griswold: 1 gold (S8 100 back), 1 silver (S8 400 free), 1 bronze (4×100 34-point medley relay)
Aspen Shelton: 1 gold (S12 100 back), 1 silver (S12 100 free), 1 bronze (S12 50 free)
Colleen Young: 1 gold (SB13 100 breast), 1 silver (SM13 200 IM), 1 bronze (S13 100 back)
Tucker Dupree: 1 gold (S12 50 free), 1 silver (S12 100 back)
Lawrence Sapp: 1 gold (S14 100 back)
Julia Gaffney: 3 silver (S8 400 free, S8 100 back, SB6 100 breast), 1 bronze (S8 100 free)
Gia Pergolini: 1 silver (S13 100 back)
Tye Dutcher: 2 bronze (S10 100 back, 4×100 34-point medley relay)
Zach Shattuck: 1 bronze (4×100 34-point medley relay)
Roderick Sewell: 1 bronze (4×100 34-point medley relay)

QUOTES
Tharon Drake
On winning two medals on his final day of competition…
“It was really amazing. I’m really glad to be here and couldn’t be happier with how Mexico City treated us. To come home with three medals and show my community while hopefully making a positive difference is just an amazing thing.”

Colleen Young
On claiming two medals on the fifth day of competition…
“It’s incredible, honestly. Any time you have the chance to swim and represent your country is a big deal. The fact that I can medal two times in one day, that’s huge. I’m excited.”

McKenzie Coan
On finishing her world championships with a gold in the 400 free…
“I am so happy and so excited. The 400 free is by far my favorite race to swim, so to be able to go out on that note for my world championships is just amazing. This whole experience has been incredible. I get really emotional talking about it because I love it so much.”

RESULTS
Full results from the World Para Swimming Championships can be found here. Follow U.S. Paralympics on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updated information during the event.

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Race Videos Posted from Thursday Evening at Nation’s Capital Invite

Photo Courtesy: David Rieder

All race videos are now available from the Thursday evening session at the Nation’s Capital Invite, being held in College Park, Md. On the slate Thursday were the 11-12 girls’ and boys’ 200 back, the 1650 free and the 11-12 500 free.

Among the highlights of the evening, NCAP’s Chase Travis won the women’s 1650 in 16:19.57, while Machine’s Daniel Gyenis won the men’s event in 15:26.42.

Check out the full playlist of Sunday afternoon’s videos below. Click on the icon in the top left-hand corner to find a list and pick which race you want to watch.

Pool One (11-12 girls’ 200 back, women’s 1650 free):

Pool Two (all other events):

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Navy Continues Win Streak by Topping Army in Annual Dual Meet

Photo Courtesy: Navy Athletics

By Jason Tillotson. 

During this time of year, most collegiate teams have wrapped up their mid-season invitational meets while the annual Army-Navy meet got underway today in Annapolis, Maryland.

This year the meet was hosted at the U.S. Naval Academy and featured NBC’s Rowdy Gaines on the mic as live commentator. Coming into the meet both Navy squads are 7-0 while Army came in 2-1. The Navy women’s team has defeated Army each time they’ve competed head to head for the last 28 years. The Navy men have done the same for the past 26 seasons.

This year Navy won both the men’s and women’s meet. The men were able to topple Army 209.5-90.5 while the women bested Army 223-77.

The Navy women won all 16 total events in tonight’s competition while taking many 1-2-3 sweep finishes as well. The Navy men won 13 out of 16 total races, including the diving events.

The Navy women had some impressive performances tonight including in the 1,000 freestyle with Jenny Smith posting the only sub-10:00 time in 9:58.90. Navy’s Delaney Walz dipped under the two-minute mark in the 200 butterfly as she turned in a 1:58.89. Walz went on to lead a Navy sweep of the 100 butterfly event with her time of 54.75. Kelly Harrington and Lauren Greenberg tied for second in 55.57.

The men’s meet saw some swift times as well with the Army’s Johnny Ellery posting a 1:45.15 in the 200 butterfly, which placed him about a second and a half ahead of Navy’s Micah Oh, who swam a 1:46.81. Ellery also picked up a win in the 100 distance with his time of 47.91. Fellow Army swimmer Kevin Doo was right behind in 47.95.

Army was able to nab another win in the 200 IM with Peter Mikheyev touching first well ahead of the competition in 1:46.40.

For complete results of the meet, click here.

The Army and Navy swimming and diving squads will have a rematch during the 2018 Patriot League Conference Championships this February in Annapolis, MD.

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Stanford-Bound Jack LeVant Sets New SC Junior Nationals Meet Record in Men’s 500

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Jack LeVant set a new SC Junior Nationals meet record in the men’s 500 freestyle at Speedo Winter Junior Nationals West by almost four seconds in a head-to-head race against Michigan-bound Patrick Callan. LeVant’s time of 4:14.40 not only bested Drew Kibler‘s 4:15.36 from last year, but also set a new personal best time for himself by almost four seconds.

The race was extremely close, with Callan taking the first 200 out fast in a 1:39.17 compared to LeVant’s 1:39.33, but LeVant finished strong and closed with a 24.95 final 50 to take the win. LeVant will head to Stanford next fall, and his time would place him third among his teammates, right after Liam Egan’s 2017-2018 season best so far of 4:14.03.

 Event 6  Men 500 Yard Freestyle
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     Jrs West: * 4:15.53  12/10/2015Sean Grieshop, Nitro Swimming
  SC Jrs Meet: # 4:15.36  12/8/2016 Drew Kibler, Carmel Swim Club
         Pool: ! 4:09.72  3/26/2015 Clark Smith, Texas
    13-14 NAG:   4:24.79  2017      Lleyton Plattel
    15-16 NAG:   4:15.36  2016      Drew Kibler
    17-18 NAG:   4:12.33  2004      Michael Phelps
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals Points 
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                       === Championship Finals ===                       
 
  1 Levant, Jack           18 North Texas Nada  4:16.52    4:14.40#  20  
                 23.04        48.29 (25.25)
        1:13.72 (25.43)     1:39.33 (25.61)
        2:05.09 (25.76)     2:30.97 (25.88)
        2:56.68 (25.71)     3:23.12 (26.44)
        3:49.45 (26.33)     4:14.40 (24.95)
  2 Callan, Kevin          18 Trident Aquatics  4:19.62    4:15.39*  17  
                 22.71        47.72 (25.01)
        1:13.37 (25.65)     1:39.17 (25.80)
        2:05.12 (25.95)     2:31.04 (25.92)
        2:56.86 (25.82)     3:23.23 (26.37)
        3:49.90 (26.67)     4:15.39 (25.49)
  3 Zettle, Alexander      18 Lakeside Aquatic  4:20.54    4:18.65   16  
                 23.57        49.21 (25.64)
        1:14.99 (25.78)     1:41.32 (26.33)
        2:07.77 (26.45)     2:33.89 (26.12)
        3:00.17 (26.28)     3:26.54 (26.37)
        3:52.99 (26.45)     4:18.65 (25.66)
  4 Brinegar, James        18 Mission Viejo Na  4:23.27    4:20.88   15  
                 23.63        49.56 (25.93)
        1:15.88 (26.32)     1:42.25 (26.37)
        2:08.61 (26.36)     2:34.65 (26.04)
        3:01.31 (26.66)     3:28.01 (26.70)
        3:55.24 (27.23)     4:20.88 (25.64)
  5 Calvillo, Michael      17 Alamo Area Aquat  4:24.58    4:23.39   14  
                 23.81        49.71 (25.90)
        1:15.92 (26.21)     1:42.53 (26.61)
        2:09.30 (26.77)     2:36.07 (26.77)
        3:02.99 (26.92)     3:29.97 (26.98)
        3:57.19 (27.22)     4:23.39 (26.20)
  6 Coakley, William       16 Katy Aquatic Tea  4:24.82    4:23.70   13  
                 24.20        50.19 (25.99)
        1:16.81 (26.62)     1:43.69 (26.88)
        2:10.90 (27.21)     2:37.87 (26.97)
        3:04.75 (26.88)     3:32.05 (27.30)
        3:58.44 (26.39)     4:23.70 (25.26)
  7 Furlong, Jacob         17 Chicago Wolfpack  4:24.78    4:23.83   12  
                 24.33        50.33 (26.00)
        1:16.73 (26.40)     1:43.63 (26.90)
        2:10.34 (26.71)     2:37.28 (26.94)
        3:04.25 (26.97)     3:31.19 (26.94)
        3:58.43 (27.24)     4:23.83 (25.40)
  8 Heasley, Ethan         16 Hillsboro Swim T  4:24.79    4:25.54   11  
                 23.71        49.84 (26.13)
        1:16.38 (26.54)     1:43.29 (26.91)
        2:10.30 (27.01)     2:37.11 (26.81)
        3:04.07 (26.96)     3:31.42 (27.35)
        3:58.81 (27.39)     4:25.54 (26.73)

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Gretchen Walsh Almost Becomes First 14-Year-Old Under 22 Seconds in 50 Free With 22.00

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

14-year-old Gretchen Walsh has been the talk of the town at the Speedo Junior Nationals East in Knoxville. Walsh turned a lot of heads when she split a 21 low last night in the 200 medley relay on Wednesday night. She backed that up with a 22.00 on Thursday night to almost become the first 14-year-old under 22 seconds in the 50 free. She broke her own NAG record that she set this morning that was a 22.26. She now sits clearly in first ahead of Katherine Douglass (22.32).

Douglass ended up finishing second in the final with a 22.18 ahead of Walsh’s older sister Alex Walsh (22.28).

Grace Countie (22.50), Gabriela Albiero (22.74), Talia Bates (22.76), Cora Dupre (22.78) and Olwyn Bartis (22.97) also swam in the championship final.

 
 Event 9  Women 50 Yard Freestyle
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  SC Jrs Meet: J 21.49  12/12/14  Abbigail Weitzeil, Canyons Aquatic
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals HyPts Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Gretchen Walsh   14 Nashville Aquati    22.26      22.00   971   20  
  2 Katherine Dougl  16 Chelsea Piers Aq    22.48      22.18   952   17  
  3 Alexandra Walsh  16 Nashville Aquati    22.35      22.28   941   16  
  4 Grace Countie    18 Marlins of Ralei    22.52      22.50   919   15  
  5 Gabriela Albier  15 Cardinal Aquatic    22.80      22.74   894   14  
  6 Talia Bates      16 Gator Swim Club-    22.84      22.76   892   13  
  7 Cora Dupre       16 Mason Manta Rays    22.51      22.78   890   12  
  8 Olwyn Bartis     16 SwimMAC Carolina    22.84      22.97   870   11

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