Bolles Sharks Win 2011 SCY Junior National Championships

Dear Parents and Swimmers,


We just got back from the 2011 Short Course Junior Nationals where our Sharks had oe of the most impressive meets ever.  The Bolles School Sharks won the Combined Team Standings and the Men’s competition for the third time in four years.


Our Sharks really had an impressive three days of swimming.  We had compliments from coaches, officials and parents of other teams on the performances, the way the team portrayed itself and also the way our Sharks acted as individuals.  It was a great feeling being on deck wearing out TRADITION shirts and being part of The Bolles School Sharks TEAM. Go Bolles!


From the first event, the 200 Free Relay, to the last event, the 400 Free Relay, our Sharks never stopped pushing and putting on performances that many college teams can’t do.  It was impressive.


It would take too long to mention what each one of our 26 swimmers did in every event.  We had swimmers like Ryan Murphy who swam a total of 19 races in three days and like Ashley Neidigh who swam a total of 4550 yards racing during the same three days.  Amazing!!!


Here are some of the highlights of the meet:


National Champions


Ashley Neidigh                  1650                       16:13.50               [which would qualifier her for the 2011 NCAA’s Championships]



All relays broke the Junior National Meet Records

200 Free Relay                   1:19.82  [Ryan Murphy-20.02, Joseph Schooling-19.99, Santo Condorelli-19.98, Caleb Dressel-19.83] Ryan’s time is a new 15-16 NAG Record for the 50 Free

800 Free Relay                   6:36.59  [Teo D’Alessandro-1:38.62, Joseph schooling-1:37.81, Caleb Dressel-1:38.15, Ryan Murphy-1:42.01] New Junior National Meet Record!

200 Medley Relay            1:27.77  [Ryan Murphy-21.77, Teo D’Alessandro-25.02, Joseph Schooling-21.06, Caleb Dressel-19.92] New Junior National Meet Record!

400 Medley Relay            3:14.92  [Ryan Murphy-47.81, Teo D’Alessandro-55.08, Joseph Schooling-47.84, Caleb Dressel-44.19] New Junior National Meet Record!


Ryan Murphy                    200 IM                  1:45.77  [Breaks Michael Phelps’ 15-16 NAG Record]

Joseph Schooling             200 Fly                  1:45.08

Preston Jenkins                100 Back               48.05


Top Eight


800 Free Relay   [5th]        7:25.50  [Ashley Neidigh-1:51.77, Stacey Stanfield-1:50.32, Salem Peacock-1:53.01, Genevieve Miller-1:50.40]


Ashley Neidigh  [7th]        500 Free               4:49.99  [prelims-4:45.53 was the fastest at the meet!]

Ashley Neidigh  [8th]        200 Breast           2:19.06  [after swimming her great mile! Prelims-2:16.75]



200 Free Relay                 [3rd]       1:21.77  [Teo D’Alessandro-20.67, George Frank-20.44, Chris Sadsad-20.27, Ian Apple-20.39] They also swam under the Junior National Meet Record.

                                                                This relay also swam under the meet record!

400 Free relay                  [4th]        3:01        [George Frank, Preston Jenkins, Chris Sadsad, Ian Apple]

200 Medley Relay            [7th]        1:32.23  [Matheus Martini -24.43, Ian Apple-25.91, Santo Condorelli-21.57, Chris Sadsad-20.32]


Ryan Murphy                    [2nd]       200 Back               1:40.90  Breaking 15-16 NAG by almost 3 seconds

Ryan Murphy                    [2 nd]       200 Free               1:36.34 Missing the 15-16 NAG by 0.1

Joseph Schooling             [2nd]       100 Fly                  47.05     swimming faster than Michael Cavic 15-16 NAG record. Cavic lost the 100 Fly vs Michael Phelps at the 2008 Olympics by 0.01.

Preston Jenkins               [3 rd]       200 Back               1:44.29

Teo D’Alessandro            [3rd]       200 IM                  1:47.20

Teo D’Alessandro            [3rd]       100 Breast            55.95

Teo D’Alessandro            [7th]        400 IM                 3:55.27  [prelims-3:53.94]

Matheus Martini             [6 th]        100 Breast           56.54     [prelims-55.99]


We had two swims that would have been in the top three with the times they swam in the Final B:

Ryan Murphy                     [9th]        100 Back               46.72     New 15-16 NAG Record!

Caleb Dressel                     [9th]        100 Free               44.27

Ryan Murphy                                     100 Free               44.19 Relay led off


I wrote earlier in the email that our Sharks swam better than many Division I College Teams, and here you can see how many “A” & “B” 2011-12 NCAA qualifying standards our swimmers accomplished:


[A] Standards = 1

[B] Standards = 22 [17 individuals and 5 relays]




Ashley Neidigh:                500 Free [B], 1650 Free [B] and 400 IM [B]


Teo D’Alessandro:           200 IM [B] and 400 IM [B]

Caleb Dressel:                  100 Free [B]

Preston Jenkins:              100 Back [B], 200 Back [B] and 200 IM [B]

Ryan Murphy:                  200 Back [A], 100 Back [B], 50 Free [B], 100 Free [B], 200 Free [B] and 200 IM [B]

Joseph Schooling:            100 Fly [B], 200 Fly [B] and 200 IM [B]



200 Free Relay                  A Team [B] and B Team [B] missed by 0.01 of a second.

400 Free Relay                  A Team [B]

800 Free Relay                  A team [B]

200 Medley Relay            A Team [B]

400 Medley Relay            A Team [B]


Again CONGRATS to every swimmer for helping win the TEAM Championship for the third time in four years and THANK YOU to everyone for your support and for making our BOLLES SHARKS such a great team.


Now we need to get ready for the Holidays ;-)


Sincerely yours,


Coach Sergio