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Wisconsin Swimming League – Schroeder vs. Ozaukee

  • September 19, 2020
  • Walter Schroeder Aquatic Middle, Brown Deer, Wisconsin
  • Quick Course Yards (25 yards)
  • Meet Results PDF – 12 & underneath
  • Meet Results PDF – 13 & over

Two Wisconsin powerhouses, the Schroeder YMCA and Ozaukee Aquatics, raced in a twin meet on Saturday as a part of their return-to-swimming meet schedule. The 2 groups are collaborating within the newly-envisioned Wisconsin Swimming League this season as a part of a reimagined model of the game in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. They’re racing as a part of an 8-team league, that additionally contains Waukesha Specific, Lake Nation, Elmbrook, Shorewood, Southwest Aquatic Crew, and Rocket Aquatics.

Moderately than the normal giant, all-weekend invitationals, meets within the fall and winter can be held in a twin meet format, with an All-Star meet in early November the place excessive level scorers from throughout the ‘common season’ can be invited to compete.

As a part of the format, athletes are allowed to compete in as much as three particular person occasions and four relay occasions.

Schroeder, the host crew, swept the titles throughout all genders and age teams on the meet, with probably the most aggressive being the 10 & underneath boys, which noticed only a 22-point margin. Schroeder’s dominance in scoring was largely pushed by having considerably extra athletes competing.

Among the many highlights of the meet was 13-year previous Schroeder swimmer Alana Berlin swimming 54.53 within the 100 yard backstroke. That undercuts her earlier greatest time of 55.78 set in August of this yr.

Berlin is without doubt one of the high tales popping out of quarantine. Previous to the shutdowns, her greatest time was a 57.86 performed in February. In a few month of racing because the coronavirus pandemic restrictions started to ease, she’s already dropped that point by greater than 2 seconds.

Berlin’s new greatest time ties her for 63rd-place all-time within the 13-14 age group, regardless of solely being halfway via her 13th yr.

Whereas USA Swimming doesn’t maintain official single-age information, the historic instances database exhibits that the fastest-ever 100 yard again by a 13-year previous is a 53.21 set final yr by one other Wisconsinite Maggie Wanezek. Berlin ranks tied for 10th all-time at that age, with the checklist of these quicker together with names like World Report breakers Missy Franklin and Regan Smith, American Report breakers like Liz Pelton, and present rising stars like Phoebe Bacon, Claire Curzan, and Alex Walsh.

Additionally on the meet, she gained the women’ 13-14 100 yard free in 53.11, which chopped a full second off her greatest time. She additionally swam on a 200 free relay, the place she cut up 23.38 on the 2nd leg of a 1:40.15 Schroeder relay; and on a 200 medley relay, the place she cut up 25.71 on the backstroke leg en path to a crew 1:51.36.

Additionally of observe on the meet was a 1:40.56 from Schroeder’s 200 medley relay. That group broke the previous Schroeder Crew Report of 1:51.91 that was set in 2018 by the crew of Ziyad Saleem, Ryan Wooden, Sam Miller, and Ben Meulemans.

Report-Breaking Swimmers & Splits:

  • Jack Sullivan – 25.35
  • Julian Cortright – 28.02
  • Fernando Islas – 24.59
  • Sam Lorenz – 22.60
  • Last Time: 1:40.56

Different Notable Swims:

  • Ziyad Saleem, who was a part of the previous crew file within the 200 medley relay, gained the boys’ 200 IM in 1:54.81. That’s a brand new lifetime greatest for him by a second-and-a-half. Saleem was dedicated to Iowa earlier than the Hawkeyes minimize their program, and after several best times post-quarantine, he’s now one of many high out there recruits in the highschool class of 2021. He additionally swam 52.71 within the 100 fly.
  • 17-year previous Leonardo Gandaria gained the boy’s 200 free in 1:40.31. That’s simply seven-tenths slower than his lifetime greatest in that occasion. He’s additionally an uncommitted highschool senior.
  • Highschool senior Megan Hartlieb broke 1 minute within the 100 yard fly for the primary time in a sanctioned meet. One other orphaned Iowa commit, she completed in 56.89 on Saturday.