Monday, February 18, 2013
Fast high school swimming in DC area
In case you hadn't heard (and if you don't follow swimming, you probably didn't), several high school records were set at the Washington DC Metro championships. The records were set by Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky in the 500 freestyle - twice, and Olympic trialist Jack Conger in the 500 freestyle - and the 100 freestyle, when he led off the 400 freestyle relay. (Ledecky also broke the independent school 200 freestyle record, and her 500 was less than a second off the American record, held by another Marylander, Katie Hoff).
We've got fast swimming here in Maryland. And I think the unfortunate move of Maryland to the Big 10 means that the University of Maryland has a swimming team again - not that any of these superstars will go there.
Pretty impressive stuff, nonetheless.
Below are links to articles with videos of the two 500s.
Ledecky resets the 500 free record
Jack Conger knocks off 30-year old 500 freestyle record
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