August 10, 2014
TBAY sent 5 swimmers (Wes McGovern, Blake McGovern, Sean White, Ryan Peters, and Christin Rockway) out to the 2014 Speedo Longcourse Junior National Championships in Irvine, California July 30 - August 4th. For the first time since TBAY won the Junior National Championship Combined Team Title in 2006(also in Irvine), TBAY got on the Scoreboard in both the men's and women's meet.
The lone qualifier for the Girl's, Christin Rockway(14), scored
20 points by finishing 11th Overall in the 200 Butterfly(2:14.24),
14th in the 200IM(2:19.26), and Medaling in the 400IM with a Top 8
Her times in those 3 events would have qualified her for the 2012 US Olympic Trials in all 3 events by a large margin. Her prelims time of 1:02.21 in the 100m Butterfly broke the 13-14 Florida State Record of 1:02.55 set by Becca Mann at the 2012 Olympic Trials.
Wes McGovern(16) led the boys team with an Incredible 100m Backstroke 11th place finish(57.57), his time would have qualified him for the 2012 US Olympic Trials as well. He also dropped over 5 seconds in the 200IM(2:08.15), best time in 200 back(2:06.3), 100 Fly(57.2), and had great splits on the boys relays all week!
Blake McGovern(15) and Sean White(16), both new to the National Scene, did a great job going best times in time trials, and providing best times on all 3 relays during the meet. They both did exactly what we want our Relay only swimmers to do when given the opportunity... seize the moment, learn and be Inspired to make Nationals in Individual events next season!
Way to Go TBAY!