Olivia Anderson Secures 200 Breaststroke Victory at 2015 NCSA Summer Championships

1 May 2015; Olivia Anderson, NCSA, on her way to winning the semi-final of the women's 100m breaststroke event, during the 2015 Irish Open Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Photo Courtesy: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

The 2015 NCSA Summer Swimming Championships continued on Friday, July 31.

The top three women in the 200 meter breaststroke all swam fast enough for the Olympic Trials, each one of them taking it easy in prelims then dropping four to five seconds in finals. Olivia Anderson from Aquajets Swim Team was the champion, finishing in a time of 2:31.48. Margaret Aroesty of Long Island Aquatic Club touched second in 2:32.29, while Rachel Munson, representing Shorewood Swim Club, stole third with a time of 2:33.21. The time standard to beat was 2:34.99.

The evening finals session began with the 400 meter freestyle, where two women swam under the Olympic Trials time standard of 4:17.99. Erin Emery from the Sandpipers Of Nevada led the pack, finishing with a time of 4:15.73. Kendall Dawson from Fast Lane Aquatics finished second with a time of 4:17.30, while Emery’s teammate, fourteen-year-old Erica Sullivan, moved into third with a time of 4:18.17.

Logan Hock from the Sandpipers Of Nevada ran away with the men’s 400 meter freestyle title, finishing with a time of 3:56.02, approximately two and a half seconds under the Olympic Trials cut of 3:58.69. Teammate Nicholas McDowell grabbed second place with a time of 4:00.59, while Frederick Schubert was only a tenth behind him with a time of 4:00.69.

The women’s 100 meter butterfly was won by Asia Seidt from Lakeside Swim Team in a time of 1:00.99, earning her Olympic Trials cut by two tenths. Molly Sheffield from Burkwood Aquatic Club, Inc also swam right under the Olympic Trials time standard of 1:01.19, touching the wall with a time of 1:01.17. Kaia Grobe finished third with a time of 1:02.13.

The top two finishers in the men’s 100 meter butterfly also went Olympic Trials cuts, going under the time standard of 54.79. Camden Murphy from Kingfish Aquatic Club of Water won the event with a time of 53.79, while Ryan Huizing from Northwest Aquatic Club Swimming claimed second with a time of 54.61. Third place went to Jon Burkett, who finished with a time of 54.98.

In the men’s 200 meter breaststroke, Jacob Montague from Grosse Pointe Gators kept his first place seed from prelims, touching with a time of 2:14.37. Carsten Vissering from Nation’s Capital Swim Club did the same, close behind with a time of 2:14.65. Both men were far under the Olympic Trials cut of 2:18.39. Charles Swanson finished third with a time of 2:18.66, meeting the time standard for the 2015 Summer Nationals (2:18.99).

The relay of the evening, the women’s 800 meter freestyle relay, was won easily by Monica McGrath (2:04.05), Asia Seidt (2:03.08), Bryn Handley (2:04.45), and Cameron Brown (2:05.84) of Lakeside Swim Team, swimming to a finishing time of 8:17.42. The Sandpipers Of Nevada stopped the clock at 8:22.83 to secure second place, while The Woodlands Swim Team edged out the competition for third with a time of 8:26.06.

At this point in the meet, Nova of Virginia Aquatics, Inc are in first place with 1283 points, with Lakeside Swim Team close behind with 1247 points. Nation’s Capital Swim Club sits in third right now with 1093 points.

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1 comment

  1. Danika Huizinga

    Olivia Anderson woah youre at 2 meets at once