The Sharks hosted 600 swimmers at the 11th Annual Shark Open held June 24-26 at the Selby Aquatic Center. With the weather mostly cooperating, the nine session, three day meet featured swimmers representing over 30 teams from as far away as Connecticut and Colorado. There were many fast swims and in fact, a total of four Selby Pool records were broken along with two Shark records. New Shark records were set by 10-year-old Alexander Webster who broke both the boys 10 & under 400 free record (Keanan Dols 2009) and the 100 back record (Kyle Rusthoven 1990). New pool records were set by Gator Swim Club’s Marcin Cieslak in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 IM and by Peddie Aquatics’ Connor Signorin in the 400 IM.
New FLAG (JO) cuts were made by: Savannah Barr, Brian Boehm, Jason Brzozowski, Samantha Cahoone, Sophie Cattermole, Alex Cela, Drew Clark, Jack Clark, Morgan Davie, Michelle Dols, Cindy Dong, Joie Eckhard, Olivia Graham, Alexander Gusev, Arik Katz, Isabel Kishpaugh, Michael Knoch, Theresa Law, Luci-Angelina Lozano, Carla Motta, Kate Patrice, Matthew Pelton, Brett Riley, Connor Shoemaker, Matthew Smithburger, Samantha Smithburger, Marissa Souchak, Amber Stich, and Laura Toth.
New Long Course Y-Nat cuts were made by: Samantha Cahoone, Rees Cattermole, Sophie Cattermole, Albert Cela, Talia Daniel, Cameron Davis, Grace DiMeo, Justin duTreil, Jacque Garcia, Will Kazokas, Campbell Lee, Peyton Leeson, Liam McKane, Matt O’Donnell, John Pelton, Rhet Rheinlander, Santi Ruvira, Samantha Smithburger, Laura Toth, and Andy Watts.
New Junior National Long Course cuts were made by: Nancy Hu (200 fly), Alexander Katz (200 fly), Ryan Turner (400 free), and Danielle Valley (200 free).
The full meet results the individual Shark results, and the Coaches’ TM Results File are posted. Additionally, time trial results, individual Shark TT Results, and Time Trial TM results are also posted. Check out the video clip from WWSB Sports featuring footage of the meet and interviews with Coach Steve Brown and Shark swimmer Tyler Carmichael (coverage begins at about the 2:45 remaining mark on the video).
Special thanks to all the volunteers who stepped up to carry on the Shark tradition of putting on the best meets in Florida. Thank You!