July 27, 2013
In the first day of Trial/Final swimming at 12 & under championships EST had 5 swimmers compete. For the 10 & unders Elizabeth Bencze swam the 100 breast and dropped 4.5 seconds off her time to finish in 1:46.99. Thomas was right on his time in the 200 back in 2:54.65. In the boys 50 fly Max Reich finished in 38.6 and Tony Min in 36.7. Ethan Thompson made it back to finals with a 33.9. In the finals session Ethan dropped another .9 to win his heat and finish in 33.07. Max (1:37.8), Tony(1:40.0) and Ethan(1:31.0) all swam the 100 breast with Ethan’s time qualifying him for his second final of the night. In finals he dropped another 3 seconds to win his heat and finished with a 1:28.39. There were 4 boys in the 50 Free Andrew Benson (32.3), Tony(32.1), Ethan(30.8) and Thomas(30.9). Both Ethan and Thomas qualified for finals, Thomas was one of only three 11 year old boys to make it back. The finals session wrapped up with the 11-12 boys 800 free relay where the team of Tony, Ethan, Andrew and Thomas Placed 7th overall in 10:16.89.