Gibson Holmes Breaks Records from Foster Brothers, Grant House, Cody Bybee at Ohio High School Meet

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Gibson Holmes -- Photo Courtesy: Mason Manta Rays (Twitter)

Gibson Holmes Breaks Records from Foster Brothers, Grant House, Cody Bybee at Ohio High School Meet

Over the weekend, Gibson Holmes of the Mason Manta Rays and Indian Hill High School took down a quartet of meet records at the Southwest Ohio Classic, and all of those records belonged to swimmers who went on to become national standouts. Most notably, Holmes broke records belonging to his club team’s most famous alumni, Carson Foster and Jake Foster. Holmes swam a 1:44.68 in the 200 fly to break Carson’s previous record, and he put up a 1:47.32 in the 200 IM to break a record previously held by Jake.

Holmes also swam a 1:37.52 in the 200 free to break a record previously held by Grant House, now a standout at Arizona State University, and he lowered a record belonging to another eventual-Sun Devil, Cody Bybee, with a 47.32 in the 100 fly.

Holmes’ time in the 200 free was two seconds faster than his official USA Swimming lifetime best, but he recorded quicker performances in the other three events at last month’s Junior Nationals in Greensboro. His times there included a 46.83 in the 100 fly, 1:42.95 in the 200 fly and 1:45.50 in the 200 IM. The 200 fly is his strongest event at this point, and that best time would have been quick enough to qualify Holmes for the NCAA Championships last season.

Holmes is a junior, and he has not yet announced his college commitment. According to CollegeSwimming.com, Holmes is a top-10 recruit in the class of 2023.

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Swimmer
3 months ago

Holmes committed to Duke a month or so ago. His instagram bio also has Duke 27′ in it.

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Laura Connock
3 months ago

It was exciting to watch, and even more exciting that I got to ANNOUNCE both of the swims for the 200 fly and 200 IM. Congratulations, Gibson!