Cicci & Culbert Race At Junior Nationals

Junior Nationals - University of Louisville Dec. 6-9 

Grant Cicci & Harvey Culbert both competed in the USAS Junior National Championships that weekend. Overall this was a great meet competing against many of this half of the nation's best 18 & under athletes. Both Harvey and Grant swam well, took pride in their accomplishments, and represented themselves and GCSTO very, very well. It was a great learning opportunity, not only of how to manage and compete at a meet of this scale, but also to realize there is more work to be done and they can keep setting more challenging goals!

 Harvey Culbert: Harvey earned three lifetime best times out of four events (3 individual events and 1 time trial). He swam best times in the 400 IM (4:05.19), 200 Breast (2:05.51), and 100 Fly (53.14). His 400 IM is a new 15-16 Boys team record, which he previously held with a 4:07.28. His swim in the 200 Breast also beat his previous 15-16 Boys team record time of 2:06.11, and also established a new OPEN team record (previously 2:05.68, set in 1997).

Grant Cicci: Grant swam three events at this year's Junior Championship meet (2 individual events and 1 time trial). He swam the 50 Free with a time of 21.16, the 100 Free in 47.32, and he time trialed the 50 Free, going 21.18. Grant swam near best times in each event, only missing lifetime bests by a combined 0.98 seconds among the three events.

Congratulations Grant and Harvey!