2016 Dolphin Junior National Championship Cup (March 15th – 19th)
The RAC National Team competed in the 2016 Dolphin Junior National Championship Cup (aka NASA Juniors), which was held in Clearwater, Florida – March 15th to the 19th.
RAC National Team Members:
· Haylee Committee
· Matthew Hoskins
· Rachel Laciny
· Ana Lesho
· Maryem Manseur
· Ben Selnick
· Emily Vance
This was our club’s first trip to this meet and provided our National Team members a great learning experience and their first exposure to a national-level meet and national-level competition. Despite this being our first trip, our group stepped-up and swam well.
As a team we finished in 45th Place out of over 100 teams from across the United States!!
Over the course of the meet there were many great moments, here are some of the highlights from this championship meet:
New Team Records:
Women’s Senior 50 Backstroke – 26.15, Emily Vance (Previous Record – 26.97, E. Vance, 2016)
Women’s Senior 100 Backstroke – 55.26, Emily Vance (Previous Record – 56.11, A. Bernstein, 2012)
A Finalists/Medal Winners:
Emily Vance – 3rd Place, 50 Back & 7th Place, 100 Back
Haylee Committee – 8th Place, 100 Breast
Ben Selnick – 8th Place, 200 Breast
B & C Finalists:
Haylee Committee – 9th Place, 50 Breast & 18th Place, 200 Breast
Ben Selnick – 15th Place, 50 Breast & 14th Place, 100 Breast
Emily Vance – 12th Place, 200 Back
New Time Standards/Meet Cuts:
Haylee Committee – USA Swimming Junior National Championships in the 100 Breast
Matthew Hoskins – NASA Junior Nationals in the 200 IM
Ana Lesho – NASA Junior Nationals in the 200 Breast
Ben Selnick – USA Swimming Futures Championships in the 200 Breast
Impressive Time Improvements:
o Haylee Committe – 3.37 second drop in the 200 Breast.
o Matt Hoskins – 1.34 second improvement in the 100 Breast.
o Rachel Laciny – 1.76 second drop in the 200 Back.
o Ana Lesho – 3.54 second improvement in the 200 Breast.
o Maryem Manseur – 3.43 second drop in the 100 Back.
o Ben Selnick – 2.17 second improvement in the 200 Breast.
o Emily Vance - .86 second drop in the 100 Back.