Westminster Academy Relays Fun Meet For Swimmers, Divers And Coaches


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, Augst 27, 2022–In what head coach Sam Freas called “just a fun way to kick off the season,” the annual Westminster Academy Relays featured nine teams in a relay-only meet Friday at the Lions’ Pool.

South Florida Heat and St. Andrew’s took turns dominating the top two spots.

Other teams that competed were Pine Crest, Braddock, North Broward Prep, Calvary Christian, Archbishop McCarthy, Barbara Goleman and host Westminster Academy.

During the meet there was a lightning delay but swimmers still managed to get in some fun racing. No team scores were kept. Westminster Academy hosts FAU High School and Posnack on Sept. 1 at 4:30 p.m. Pine Crest hosts Calvary Christian and Somerset Academy on Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS
200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:54.40, 2. Pine Crest 1:56.54, 3. Braddock 2:00.55, 4. St. Andrew’s 2:00.72.

Mixed 800-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 7:42.33, 2. St. Andrew’s 7:44.02, 3. Calvary Christian 8:47.62, 4. Westminster Academy 9:52.20.

400-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 4:08.60, 2. St. Andrew’s 4:18.64, 3. Pine Crest 4:33.59, 4. Calvary Christian 4:37.71.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:41.87, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:44.20, 3. Westminster Academy 1:49.30, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 2:09.94.

Mixed 200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:35.42, 2. Archbishop McCarthy 1:42.26, 3. Calvary Christian 1:51.71, 4. North Broward 1:52.38.

200-yard butterfly relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:50.22, 2. Pine Crest 1:52.52, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:58.22, 4. Calvary Christian 2:09.88.

100-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 50.63, 2. St. Andrew’s 52.26, 3. Braddock 54.76, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 1:06.07.

Mixed 500-yard freestyle (50, 100, 150, 200): 1. South Florida Heat 4:25.40, 2. St. Andrew’s 4:27.34, 3. Braddock 4:37.17, 4. Pine Crest 4:37.25.

200-yard backstroke relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:52.96, 2. St. Andrew’s 2:01.06, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 2:35.14, 4. Westminster Academy 2:41.45.

200-yard breaststroke relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 2:12.54, 2. Pine Crest 2:13.67, 3. Braddock 2:17.18, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 2:35.35.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:45.59, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:45.69, 3. South Florida Heat 3:57.05, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 4:07.88.

Mixed 400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:26.54, 2. Archbishop McCarthy 4:11.25, 3. Pine Crest 4:15.05, 4. Westminster Academy 4:37.29.

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:54.40, 2. Pine Crest 1:56.54, 3. Boca Raton 2:00.55, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 2:00.72.

Diving: 1. St. Andrew’s (Cochran), 84.0.

BOYS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Braddock 1:42.63, 2. South Florida Heat 1:43.90, 3. Westminster Academy 1:45.73, 4. St. Andrew’s 1:48.73.

400-yard medley relay: 1. Braddock 3:47.29, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:52.31, 3. South Florida Heat 3:56.15, 4. Calvary Christian 4:22.87.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:33.61, 2. Pine Crest 1:43.79, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 1:44.17, 4. South Florida Heat 1:48.54.

200-yard butterfly relay: 1. Braddock 1:44.21, 2. Pine Crest 1:45.01, 3. South Florida Heat 1:46.90, 4. Westminster Academy 1:47.49.

100-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 44.53, 2. South Florida Heat 49.57, 3. Braddock 52.76, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 55.01.

200-yard backstroke relay: 1. Braddock 1:44.50, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:48.81, 3. Pine Crest 1:52.32, 4. Westminster Academy 2:02.76.

200-yard breaststroke relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:55.00, 2. Braddock 1:56.01, 3. St. Andrew’s 2:00.29, 4. Pine Crest 2:10.01.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:19.43, 2. Westminster Academy 3:27.87, 3. Pine Crest 3:36.47, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 3:37.53.

Diving: 1. Pine Crest (Jocabi/Levetis), 218.20, 2. Pine Crest (Ghadiali/Starkman), 184.20, 3. St. Andrew’s (Dunhom), 71.85. Extra Pine Crest team: (Girandin/Van Tassel), 144.00.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Winkler Wins Relay Gold, Breaks World Junior Record; Zuchowski Wins Second Silver Medal On Day Three Of Junior Pan Pacs


By Sharon Robb
HONOLULU, Hawaii, August 27, 2022—Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics turned in a world-record performance Friday at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships at Mark Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

Winkler, 16, swam anchor leg on the U.S. boys’ winning 4×100-meter freestyle relay that won in world junior record time of 3:15.79 with teammates Thomas Heilman, Henry McFadden and Daniel Diehl.

Winkler’s split was 48.95, second fastest on the relay. Diehl had the fastest in 48.66. It was the first world junior record of the meet. The previous record was 3:15.80.

Winkler also won the “B” final in the 100-meter butterfly in a best time 53.94 after finishing ninth in prelims in 54.36. His previous best was 54.18. Winkler has the 50 freestyle, his specialty event, left to swim.

U.S. teammate Josh Zuchowski of FAST won his second silver medal for the U.S. The Stanford-bound Zuchowski, 18, finished second in the 200-meter backstroke and was top American in a best time 1:58.16. He dropped 0.26 off his previous best of 1:58.42. Earlier in the week, Zuchowski also won silver in the 100 backstroke in a best time 54.51. He went 1:58.98 in prelims. Japan’s Hidek Takehara won in a Junior Pan Pac record 1:57.00, breaking American Jack Conger’s 2012 record of 1:57.20. Zuchowski has the 200 IM left to swim on the final day.

U.S. teammate Julia Podkoscielny, 17, of Pine Crest Swimming, was 19th in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:15.68. She has the 200 IM left to swim on Saturday.

The talented trio are representing the U.S. internationally for the first time and are among emerging stars from four Pan Pac charter nations (U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia) during the competitive four-day meet. In addition to the four charter nations, other select non-European Swimming League (LEN) are competing including New Zealand, Fiji and Singapore.

Competition concludes on Saturday with prelims at 3 p.m. EST and finals at 11 p.m. EST. All sessions will be streamed at http://www.usaswimming.org/watch.

Saturday events are: 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 4×100 medley relay.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS: 1. U.S. 168, 2. Japan 117, 3. Australia 111, 4. Canada 78, 5. New Zealand 20, 6. Singapore 12, 7. Fiji 8.
BOYS: 1. U.S. 164, 2. Australia 122, 3. Japan 104.5, 4. Canada 77.5, 5. Singapore 22, 6. New Zealand 16, 7. Fiji 7.

GIRLS
400-meter freestyle: 1. Erin Gemmell, US 4:05.07, 2. Jamie Perkins, AUS 4:06.64, 3. Jillian Cox, US 4:06.84.
100-meter butterfly: 1. Alex Shackell, US 58.58, 2. Airi Mitsui, JPN 58.67, 3. Bailey Hartman, US 58.71.
200-meter backstroke: 1. Yuzuki Mizuno, JPN 2:09.17, 2. Mio Narita, JPN 2:09.67, 3. Kennedy Noble, US 2:11.32.
4×100-meter freestyle relay: 1. U.S. 3:37.99 (Kayla Wilson, Anna Moesch, Erin Gemmell, Alex Shackell), 2. Australia 3:39.04, 3. Canada 3:40.90.

BOYS
400-meter freestyle: 1. Joshua Staples, AUS 3:48.36, 2. Rex Maurer, US 3:49.86, 3. Alec Enyeart, US 3:51.07.
100-meter butterfly: 1. Thomas Heilman, US 51.98, 2. Jesse Coleman, AUS 52.23, 3. Tomoyuki Matsushita, JPN 53.38.
200-meter backstroke: 1. Hidekazu Takehara, JPN 1:57.00, 2. Josh Zuchowski, US 1:58.16, 3. Keaton Jones, US 1:58.98.
4×100-meter freestyle relay: 1. U.S. 3:15.79 (Thomas Heilman, Henry McFadden, Daniel Diehl, Kaii Winkler), world junior record, 2. Australia 3:18.06, 3. Japan 3:19.94.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com