NAC was spread far and wide at end of season meets this Summer. NAC had a group of athletes at the Futures Championship in Greensboro, NC, a group of athletes at US Nationals in Palo Alto, CA, a group of athletes at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and an athlete at both the All Africa Games in Morocco and the Junior World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Maggie Holst, Lauren Hurt, Jordan Hurt, Austin Kinsler, Ian Marshall, Isabelle Oldham, Spencer Jyawook, Hannah Jyawook, Evan Petty, Maggie Petty, Samuel Tiblier, Ella Platek, and Lettie Williams participated at the Futures Championship August 1-4. The NAC men took third place in the team awards, while Evan Petty (3rd 200IM) and Spencer Jyawook (1st – 50 free, 100 fly) took home individual medals. Both men’s free and medley relays medaled, while the women took home a medal in the medley.
At the National championships, Gretchen Walsh finished as the 18 & Under National Champion in both the 50 Free and 100 Free, while Ella Nelson earned a console swim in the 200 Breaststroke.
At the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Meaghan Raab and Alex Walsh each took home multiple gold medals on relays, while Meaghan brought home a silver medal in the 200 Freestyle, and Alex won gold in the 200 Back and 200 IM.
At the All Africa Games in Morocco, Philip Adejumo finished in 5th place in the 100 butterfly, and set new Nigerian national records in the 100 Fly and 100 Free.
Finally, at the Junior World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Gretchen Walsh brought home six gold medals, with individual titles in the 50 Free (new National Age Group Record) and 100 Free, as well as relay gold in the women’s 4 x 100 Free, 4 x 100 Medley, and Mixed 4 x 100 Free (new Junior World Record) and 4 x 100 Medley (new Junior World Record).