July 1, 2013
Corey Okubo is impressive at USA Nationals!
This past week, 17 year old Aquazot swimmer Corey Okubo traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to compete in the USA swimming National Championships. Only one month after the end of the high school swimming season, after which Corey was named Orange County High School swimmer of the year, he was ready to test himself against the best swimmers in the country.
Corey’s first event, the 200 fly, he placed 12th, with in 1:59.31. This time is less than a second from his best time, and the first time he has broken 2:00 in the event this early in the long course season.
The next event was the 200 back. Corey dropped his best time by nearly 2.5 seconds to finish 14th with a 2:01.47.
The next day was the 400 IM, and Corey just missed qualifying for the top-8 final, as he qualified 9th in a new best time of 4:20.67. He improved again at night, breaking 4:20 for the first time, for an 11th place finish in 4:19.87.
On the meet’s final day, Corey swam the 200 IM, and again delivered a lifetime best performance, finishing 19th in 2:04.47.
Corey is excited to return to training this week, and is preparing for the USA swimming Junior National Championships in Irvine August 5th-9th.
Congratulations to Corey on his great results at Nationals!