Podkoscielny, Winkler, Zuchowski Named To USA Swimming Junior Pan Pacific Championship Team

By Sharon Robb
COLORADO SPRINGS, May 15, 2022—Three Florida Gold Coast swimmers were named to the USA Swimming Junior Pan Pacific Championship team, it was announced Monday.

Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming, Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics and Josh Zuchowski of Flood Aquatics Swim Team (FAST) qualified for the Aug. 24-27 Junior Pan Pacs in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The trio is among 41 of the nation’s top junior swimmers.

Podkoscielny of Fort Lauderdale will swim the 400-meter individual medley. Winkler of Miami will be entered in the 100-meter freestyle and Zuchowski of Jupiter will swim the 100 and 200-meter backstroke events. The events listed are what they qualified in but swimmers will also be allowed to choose additional events. It will be the first international team trip for all three swimmers.

Brent Arckey of the Sarasota Sharks will coach the U.S. team. Arckey coached 2020 Olympic medalist Emma Weyant in the 400 IM. Two members of his team, Gracie Weyant (200 breaststroke) and Michaela Mattes (800/1500 freestyle) also qualified for Pan Pacs.

The only other Florida swimmer named was Kayla Wilson of Tide Swimming and Virginia Beach, Fla. She will swim the 100 and 200 freestyle.

The team is regarded as the best the U.S. will be sending to the meet. USA Swimming’s selection criteria chose the fastest 18-and-unders from the U.S. International Trials in April. The roster features 20 girls and 21 boys.

At the 2018 Junior Pan Pacs, the U.S. led the medal count with 54, including 27 gold medals in 35 events. Australia, Japan, Canada, China and New Zealand were also medalists.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Podkoscielny Finishes Sixth At U.S. World Championship Trials; Will Compete At Junior Pan Pacs

By Sharon Robb
Greensboro, N.C., April 28, 2022—Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming was sixth in the 400-meter individual medley Thursday at the U.S. World Championship Trials at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Podkoscielny, 17, was sixth in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:47.57. The University of Florida commit was seventh fastest in prelims in 4:48.82. It was the top finish by a Florida Gold Coast swimmer so far in the meet. She will represent the U.S. Junior team at the Junior Pan Pacs in Hawaii in August.

On Wednesday she was 14th in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:13.88 after going 2:13.30 in prelims.

Katie Grimes, 16, of Sandpipers of Nevada pulled away from the field on the freestyle leg to win the 400 IM in a best time 4:36.17. Olympic silver medalist Emma Weyant of Sarasota was second in 4:37.22 to also secure a spot on the world championship team.

“It just all goes back to my training,” Grimes said after her race. “Everybody who has seen me train for that race in practice knows that was a long time coming. The past times I’ve swum that race, it really hasn’t worked out like I wanted it to, but it all really came together very nicely. I’ve always loved the 400 IM. I think it’s a really fun race. I think it’s really interesting to watch. There are so many different components that go into it. It’s just a really cool race.”

Other Florida Gold Coast swimmer results:

Josh Zuchowski, 18, of FAST was seventh in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 1:58.44. He went 1:58.94 in prelims, cracking 2 minutes and bettering his entry time of 2:00.22.

Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics was 22nd in the 100-meter freestyle in 56.04.

Kaii Winkler, 16, of Eagle Aquatics was 20th in the 100-meter freestyle im 49.95.

In other Thursday races:

Men 400 IM: 1. Carson Foster, Texas 4:09.33, 2. Chase Kalisz, Athens Bulldogs 4:10.50.
Women 100 butterfly: 1. Torri Huske, Unattached 56.28, 2. Claire Curzan, TAC Titans 56.35.
Men 100 butterfly: 1. Caeleb Dressel, Gator Swim Club 50.20, 2. Michael Andrew, MA Swim Academy 50.88.
Women 50 breaststroke: 1. Lilly King, Indiana Swim Club 29.76, 2. Kaitlyn Dobler, Unattached 30.34.
Men 50 breaststroke: 1. Michael Andrew, MA Swim Academy 26.52, 2. Nic Fink, MAAC 26.55.
Women 50 backstroke: 1. Katharine Berkoff, NC State 27.12, 2. Regan Smith, Unattached 27.25.
Men 50 backstroke: 1. Hunter Armstrong, Ohio State 23.71, world record in non-Olympic event, 2. Justin Ress, Mission Viejo 23.92.

The International Team Trials that got under way on Tuesday, are serving as the qualifying meet for the 2022 FINA World Championships, Junior Pan Pacific Championships and Mel Zajac Jr. Invitational.

USA Swimming’s qualifying criteria for the 2022 World Championships in Budapest are:

Top-four finishers in the 100 and 200 freestyle events, along with the top-two finishers in the other Olympic events qualify for the U.S. team, as long as they both meet the FINA A standard and maximum roster size isn’t exceeded.

From there, winners of the stroke 50s and fifth and sixth-place finishers in the 100 and 200 freestyles will qualify.

The maximum U.S. roster size for the World Championships is 26 men and 26 women.

The Olympic Channel is live streaming the championship finals on Friday night. CNBC will broadcast Saturday night’s finals session. USA Swimming is streaming all prelims on their website.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Eagle Aquatics’ Pelaez, Winkler Top FGC Finishers; Bolles Sharks Win Boys’ Title On Final Day Of USA Swimming East Speedo Winter Junior Championships

By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., December 11, 2021–Eagle Aquatics teammates Erika Pelaez and Kaii Winkler wrapped up a successful meet on the fourth and final day of the USA Swimming East Speedo Winter Junior Championships Saturday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Pelaez, 15, took home her second silver medal after finishing second in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 48.62, dropping 0.23 from her previous best of 48.85. She won her first silver in the 100 backstroke in 52.26, another best time.

Kaii Winkler, 15, was third in the 100-yard freestyle in 43.71, a best time dropping 1.11 seconds off his previous best of 44.79. The top four finishers in the race all were under 44 seconds. It was his best finish in five events he qualified in.

Jacksonville Bolles Sharks captured the boys’ team title with 427 points ahead of SwimMAC with 418. Carmel Swim Club, after winning every girls relay, won the girls team title with 511 points ahead of Dynamo Swim Club with 290.5. Carmel won the combined with 659 points and SwimMAC was runner-up with 617.5.

Thomas Heilman of Cavaliers broke the 13-14 NAG record in the 200 butterfly prelims for his 14th NAG in 11 days and came back to win the event in 1:42.77.

Olympian Katie Grimes, 15, of Sandpiper won the 1,650-yard freestyle in a meet record 15:34.74. She lowered the record by more than 21 seconds. Teammate Claire Weinstein, 14, was second in 15:52.84, a new National Age Group record. The previous record was 15:54.46 set by former Florida Gold Coast swimmer Becca Mann of St. Andrew’s Aquatics in 2012.

Cal Berkeley-bound Matthew Chai, 18, of FAST won the 1,650-yard freestyle in a best time by more than 17 seconds in 14:45.37.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s top trio of elite swimmers competed in their final events of the meet.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, was 48th in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:20.17. It was her fifth event.

Maddie Smutny, 16, was 57th in 200-yard butterfly in 2:06.26 in her third event.

SOFLO’s Elena Dinehart, 16, was 56th in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:01.56.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 607.5,2. Carmel Swim Club 589, 3. Bolles Sharks 467.5, 4. Dynamo Swim Club 466.5, 5. Mason Manta Rays 338.5, 15. Eagle Aquatics 77.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Carmel Swim Club 511, 2. Dynamo 290.5, 3. Sarasota Sharks 252, 4. SwimMAC 199.5, 5. Lakeside 173, 18. Eagle Aquatics 49.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Bolles Sharks 427, 2. SwimMac 418, 3. SwimAtlanta 276, 4. Mason Manta Rays 250, 5. Dynamo Swim Club 190, 23. Eagle Aquatics 28.


1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Katie Grimes, Sandpipers of Nevada 15:34.74, 2. Claire Weinstein, Sandpiper 15:52.84, 3. Hayden Miller, CFSU 16:02.22.

200-yard backstroke:

  1. Jo Jo Ramey, FAST 1:52.42, 2. Rye Ulett, DYN 1:53.04, 3. Sophie Brison, DYN 1:53.29; FGC: 17. Erika Pelaez 1:56.29.

100-yard freestyle:

  1. Anna Moesch, Unattached 47.90, 2. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 48.62, time drop 0.23, 3. Katherine Helms, MAKO 48.84.

200-yard breaststroke:

  1. Grace Rainey, SwimMAC 2:10.23, 2. Gracie Weyant, Sarasota Sharks 2:11.98, 3. Avery Klamfoth, SwimMAC 2:12.63.

200-yard butterfly:

  1. Alex Shackell, CSC 1:54.26, 2. Hannah Bellard, Club Wolverine 1:55.23, 3. Bella Answeeney, TV 1:57.34.

4×100-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Carmel Swim Club A 3:17.25, 2. Phoenix Swimming 3:20.06, 3. Sarasota Sharks 3:22.26, 4. Carmel Swim Club B 3:22.34.

1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Matthew Chai, FAST 14:45.37, 2. Alec Enyeart, TST 14:56.69, 3. Brice Barrieault, SAND 14:59.83.

200-yard backstroke:

  1. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 1:41.89, 2. Jonny Marshall, FAST 1:41.99, 3. Sam Powe, MCC 1:42.37; FGC: 11. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 1:44.40.

100-yard freestyle:

  1. Daniel Diehl, CUY 43.37, 2. andres Dupont Cabrera, Bolles 43.68, 3. Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 43.71, time drop 1.11; FGC: 9. Maximilian zum Tobel, St. Andrew’s Aquatics 44.29, time drop 0.15.

200-yard breaststroke:

  1. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 1:54.83, 2. Matthew Lucky, Unattached 1:55.94, 3. Will Heck, Bolles 1:57.24.

200-yard butterfly:

  1. Thomas Heilman, Cavaliers 1:42.77, 2. Carl Bloebaum, Manta Rays 1:42.94, 3. Gibson Holmes, Manta Rays 1:42.95.

4×100-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Bolles 2:56.11 (Miguel Rojas Newman, Andres Dupont Cabrera, Drew Salts, Carter Lancaster), 2. SwimMAC 2:56.70, 3. New Albany 2:56.94.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Erika Pelaez Takes Silver; Thomas Heilman Breaks Two NAG Records At USA Swimming East Speedo Winter Junior Championships

By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., December 10, 2021–Erika Pelaez of Eagle Aquatics was the top Florida Gold Coast finisher on Day Three of the USA Swimming East Speedo Winter Junior Championships Friday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Pelaez, 15, was second in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 52.26. She bettered her previous best of 52.91 by 0.65 seconds. Berit Berglund of Carmel Swim Club won the event in 51.32, also a best time, dropping 0.77.

Thomas Heilman, 14, of Cavalier Aquatics broke two National Age Group records in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle within 20 minutes in morning prelims. He won in 45.81 bettering his 46.42 prelim record swim.

Heilman also broke his own NAG record in the 200-yard freestyle. He was second in 1:34.68, bettering his morning record of 1:35.28.

Heilman has now broken twelve NAG records in the last ten days.

Auburn-bound Olivia Dinehart, 16, had a busy morning of racing competing in three events. She was 54th in the 400-yard IM in 4:28.47; 89th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.53; and 65th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.90. She has the 200-yard breaststroke left to swim on Saturday.

Maddie Smutny, 16, was 107th in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.37. She has the 200-yard butterfly left to swim.

SOFLO’s Elena Dinehart, 16, was 81st in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.21 and 90th in the 100-yard backstroke in 57.46. She has the 200-yard backstroke remaining on the final day of competition.

Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. The meet is being live streamed. Results can be found on Meet Mobile.

Friday Results
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Carmel Swim Club 505, 2. SwimMAC 440.5, 3. Bolles 349.5, 4. Dynamo 321.5, 5. New Albany 249.5, 15. Eagle Aquatics 44.
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Carmel Swim Club 380, 2. Dynamo 192.5, 3. Sarasota Sharks 178, 4. SwimMAC 136.5, 5. Lakeside 130, 16. Bolles 40.5, 22. Eagle Aquatics 32.
BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Bolles 309, 2. SwimMAC 304, 3. SwimAtlanta 192, 4. Mason Manta Rays 165, 5. New Albany 138, 23. Flood Aquatics 16, 26. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 15, 30. Eagle Aquatics 12.

400-yard individual medley: 1. Elizabeth Tilt, Chattahoochee Gold Swim Club 4:12.01, 2. Haley McDonald, Lakeside Swim Team 4:12.26, 3. Grace Rainey, SwimMAC 4:12.88;

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alex Shackell, Carmel Swim Club 51.21, 2. Charlotte Crush, Lakeside Swim Team 52.52, 3. Anna Boemer, Solo Aquatics 52.84; FGC: 17. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 52.74, time drop 0.70.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Anna Moesch, Unattached 1:45.87, 2. Addison Sauickie, Sarasota Sharks 1:46.50, 3. Natalie Mannion, Commonwealth Swimming 1:46.76.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Devon Kitchel, Carmel Swim Club 1:00.53, 2. Mackenzie Headley, Farmington Valley YMCA 1:00.87, 3. Jessey Li, Manta Rays 1:00.90.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Berit Berglund, Carmel Swim Club 51.32, 2. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 52.26, time drop 0.65 3. Levenia Sim, TNT Swimming 52.39.

400-yard individual medley: 1. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 3:42.78, 2. Kyle Ponsler, Fishers Area Swimming Tigers 3:47.75, 3. Jackson Millard, Kentucky Aquatics 3:48.41.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Thomas Heilman, Cavaliers Y 45.81, 2. Carl Bloebaum, Manta Rays 46.06, 3. Tate Bacon, Unattached 46.47; Locals: 4. Mitchell Ledford, Treasure Coast 46.64, time drop 0.22.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Diehl, Cumberland YMCA 1:33.68, 2. Thomas Heilman, Cavaliers Y 1:34.68, 3. Sebastian Sergile, Swim Atlanta 1:35.19; Locals: 9. Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 1:37.08, time drop 2.23, 24. Kyle Korvick, Gulliver 1:40.47.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Will Scholtz, Lakeside Swim Team 53.67, 2. Will Heck, Bolles 53.71, 3. Ethan Maloney, Bolles 53.97.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Will Modglin, Zionsville Swim Club 45.90, 2. Jonny Marshall, Firestone Akron Swim Team 46.87, 3. Sam Powe, MCC 47.09; FGC: 13. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 48.03.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Podkoscielny, Pelaez, Stoneburg, Zuchowski Named To 2021-22 U.S. National Junior Team

By Sharon Robb
COLORADO SPRINGS, October 19, 2021—Four South Florida swimmers were named to the 2021-22 U.S. National Junior Team, USA Swimming announced.

They are Julia Podkoscielny, Blair Stoneburg, Erika Pelaez and Josh Zuchowski. It is the first time in more than 10 years, four South Florida swimmers earned the honor.

Podkoscielny represents Pine Crest Panthers Swimming and Pine Crest School; Stoneburg of Treasure Coast Aquatics and Jensen Beach High School; Zuchowski of FAST and King’s Academy; and Pelaez of Eagle Aquatics and South Florida Heat.

Podskoscielny is a University of Florida commit; Stoneburg has verbally committed to University of Wisconsin-Madison and Zuchowski is headed to Stanford.

Pelaez was selected for her 100 freestyle swim at the Piranhas Senior Invitational (55.51).

Stoneburg was selected for the 1500 freestyle (16:37.08) at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis.

Podkoscielny was chosen for the 400 individual medley (4:44.83) at the Piranhas Senior Invitational.

Zuchowski was selected for the 200 backstroke (2:00.22) at the U.S. Olympic trials in a time trial.

To be eligible for selection, athletes had to be 18 years or younger and eligible to represent the U.S. in international competition on September 1, 2021.

The performance criteria to select the National Junior Team include the top two athletes in each individual Olympic event, as well as additional female athletes who have a World Ranking within, and including, the top 75 in an individual Olympic event and additional male athletes who have a World Ranking within, and including, the top 100 in an individual Olympic event that have also achieved a time faster or equal to the established time standards.

The 72 pool swimmers and seven open water swimmers selected are from 26 states and 61 clubs.

With four athletes apiece, Nation’s Capital Swim Club and TAC Titans had the most swimmers on the team. Sandpipers of Nevada and SwimMAC each had three selections. North Carolina is the highest-represented state with 10 athletes, followed by California with eight.

Athletes will remain named to the National Junior Team until August 31, 2022.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Awarded USA Swimming National Club Excellence Silver Medal Third Year In A Row

By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 19, 2021—For the third consecutive year, South Florida Aquatic Club, the largest and one of the most diverse clubs in the Florida Gold Coast, was awarded USA Swimming’s Silver Medal National Club Excellence Award for 2022.

Until two years ago, SOFLO had been a Bronze Medal club eight years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), but had never earned a silver medal.

SOFLO’s first year of existence was 2011 after starting out as the Comets. The club is currently celebrating 21 years of existence.

The club excellence award program, now in its 22nd year, is divided into gold, silver and bronze divisions. The rankings only include 18-and-under swimmers eliminating most pro and college swimmers.

The Top-20 clubs earn Gold level ranking and those rated 21-100 are designated as Silver honorees. The next 100 clubs are recognized at the Bronze level.

The rankings give points scores based on a power point rating system that gives swim points based on how fast it is relative to a swimmer’s age.

The focus of the USA Swimming voluntary program is to identify and reward up to 200 USA Swimming-sanctioned clubs that have attained a high level of athlete performance.

The program strives to meet the following initiatives:

Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18-and-under athletes.

Provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of athlete performances.

Florida Swimming led all LSCs with 14 clubs recognized.

SOFLO earned 8,273 rating points and is one of three Florida Gold Coast clubs (St. Andrew’s Aquatics, Eagle Aquatics and Pine Crest are the others) and one of six Florida teams (Tampa Bay Aquatic Club, T2 Aquatics, Highlander Aquatic Club, Sarasota Tsunami, Tampa Elite and Gator Swim Club).

Among Bronze Medal Florida clubs are Area Tallahassee, St. Petersburg Aquatics, Swim Florida, Flood Aquatics Swim Team, Planet Swim, Loggerhead Aquatics and Treasure Coast Swimming.

Only gold and silver level clubs are provided grant funding.

For the first time TAC Titans earned the top spot in the rankings dethroning Nation’s Capital Swim Club of the Washington, D.C. area that had won seven consecutive Club Excellence titles. TAC Titans had 69,591 points, 9,215 ahead of Nation’s Capital (60,376). SwimMAC, Dynamo and Carmel Swim Club rounded out the top five.

Only two Florida teams made the Top 20, Sarasota Sharks with 45,915 points to rank seventh. Bolles School Sharks is ranked 18th with 25,216.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher, Three Other Florida Gold Coast Swimmers Chosen For USA Swimming National Select Camp

By Sharon Robb
COLORADO SPRINGS, September 30, 2021—Mallory Schleicher of South Florida Aquatic Club and Cooper City High School is one of 102 athletes invited by USA Swimming to the 2020 National Select Camp.

USA Swimming released its lineup of 102 swimmers, 51 boys and 51 girls, who will attend the USA Swimming National Select Camps, postponed from the fall of 2020 to October 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schleicher, a University of Florida commit, will be joined by Heidi Smithwick of Jupiter Dragons, Erika Pelaez of Eagle Aquatics and Stanford-bound Josh Zuchowski of Flood Aquatics Swim Team (FAST).

Schleicher was selected for her 400 individual medley (4:53.96); Smithwick, the 50 freestyle (25.90); Pelaez, the 100 freestyle (56.03); and Zuchowski, the 200 backstroke (2:00.76).

This camp is designed for the top USA Swimming member athletes in the nation to have a once-in-a-lifetime camp experience.

According to USA Swimming, during the three-day camps, the 51 boys and 51 girls attending will experience the day-to-day routine of a National Team athlete.

The campers will learn from top aquatic professionals about post-race recovery, drug and supplement rules, psychological training skills, nutrition and race strategy. 2020 Tokyo Olympic alumni of the program include Katie Ledecky, Michael Andrew, Lily King, Hali Flickinger, Kieran Smith and Bobby Finke.

Swimmers were selected from the SWIMS database using their top time throughout the January 1, 2019-August 31, 2020, qualifying period. The three-fastest athletes of each gender, aged 14-16, in each Olympic event earned an invitation. After that, the six swimmers with the best IMX scores and the top-three open water swimmers, who weren’t already selected, were included to round out the 51 slots per gender.

The National Select Camps are scheduled for October 7-10, 2021 (girls) and October 14-17, 2021 (boys) at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, California. The swimmers will be joined by established staff members chosen from various teams around the country.

USA Swimming is hosting the 2020 camp athletes in October 2021 (originally slated for January 2021 due to the Olympic year). The 2022 camps will be held in October 2022.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO Swimmers Wrap Up Final Day Of Speedo Summer Championships; FGC’s Erika Pelaez Wins First Event; Ohio State Sweeps Team Titles

By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., August 7, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club’s five-swimmer contingent completed five days of racing against some of the nation’s best swimmers Saturday at the Speedo Summer Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, was fourth in the “D” final and 28th overall in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:22.11. She was 29th in prelims in 2:24.25 to qualify for the “D” final.

Juan Mora, 17, was 52nd in the 50-meter freestyle in 24.98. He was also 58th in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:14.86.

Florida Gold Coast swimmer results:

Top-seed Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won her first event of the meet in the 50-meter freestyle in a lifetime best 25.42. She was top morning qualifier in the 50-meter freestyle in 25.66, just off her previous best time of 25.57.

Pelaez was the only Florida Gold Coast swimmer to win an event in the meet. She is No. 19 all-time in the 15-16 age group and now tied with Olympian Torri Huske for eighth among all U.S. 15-year-olds.

Tr’v Monroe, 18, of North Palm Beach was second in the “C” final in 23.77. He was 24th in morning prelims in 24.03, off his best time of 23.49.

Ohio State University swept the combined team title (808.5), men (382.5) and women’s (426) team titles. Eagle Aquatics was the top Florida Gold Coast team finisher placing 15th with 57 points, all scored by Pelaez.

USA Swimming divided the meet into East and West sites, hosting athletes from respective geographic locations and having results specific to each site.

The long course meters meet was the first senior-level, domestic competition on USA Swimming’s national events calendar following June’s U.S. Olympic trials.

: 1. Ohio State 808.5, 2. SwimMAC 565, 3. Carmel Swim Club 480, 4. Indiana Swim Club 411.5, 5. Club Wolverine 397.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Ohio State 382.5, 2. SwimMAC 372, 3. Indiana Swim CLub 286.5, 4. Club Wolverine 281, 5. University of Pittsburgh 169, 53. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Ohio State 426, 2. Carmel Swim Club 321, 3. Long Island Aquatic Club 317, 4. SwimMAC 193, 5. Jersey Wahoos 182, 15. Eagle Aquatics 57, 36. South Florida Aquatic Club 12.

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Cavan Gormsen, Long Island Aquatics 16:38.39, 2. Maya Geringer, Ohio State 16:48.96, 3. Maddie Waggoner, Jersey Wahoos 16:50.10.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Mackenzie Looze, Indiana Swim Club 2:14.41, 2. Sara Stotler, Planet Swim Aquatics 2:16.08; SOFLO: 28. Olivia Dinehart 2:22.11.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 25.42, 2. Amy Fulmer, Ohio State 25.76, 3. Lindsay Flynn, Mecklenburg 25.89.

4×100-meter medley relay: 1. Ohio State 4:07.41, 2. Carmel Swim Club 4:09.02, 3. Ohio State 4:11.07.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Sam Stewart, YMCA Hub Fins 1:58.60, 2. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 2:01.08, 3. Jared Daigle, Club Wolverine 2:02.09; SOFLO: 58. Juan Mora 2:14.86.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Charlie Clark, Ohio State 7:58.87, 2. Eli Shoyat, Northern KY Clip 8:07.24, 3. Andrew Taylor, Tampa Bay Aquatics 8:10.93

50-meter freestyle: 1. Jack Franzman, Indiana Swim Club 22.29, 2. Kevin Gillooly, Unattached 22.60, 3. Josh Fleagle, Unattached 22.98; FGC: 18. Tr’v Monroe, North Palm Beach 23.77; SOFLO: 52. Juan Mora 24.98.

4×100-meter medley relay: 1. Ohio State 3:42.55, 2. Club Wolverine 3:43.47, 3. SwimMAC 3:44.09.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com