SPA Succeeds at US Open


The Covid-19 pandemic forced USA Swimming to scatter the Toyota US Open Championships among nine (9) sites across the country, November 12th -14th . SPA swimmers competed at two of those sites, Des Moines, Iowa and Sarasota, Florida. Peyton Palsha, a senior at the University f Arkansas, competed at Des Moines in the 400m, 800m, and 1500m Freestyles and the 400 Individual Medley. She came away with three Olympic Trial cuts – the 400m Freestyle (4:15.91), the 800m Freestyle (8:47.63) and the 1500m Freestyle (16:42.79). Competing at Sarasota were Victor Rosado, Lukas Cote, and Robert Finke. Victor swam the 200m Butterfly finishing 3rd at the Sarasota site with a personal best time of 2:02.49. Lukas swam the 200m Backstroke, finishing with a time of 2:11.94. Robert, a junior at the University of Florida, competed in the 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyles and the 400m Individual Medley. Over all nine sites he won the 1500m Freestyle, finished 2nd in both the 800m Freestyle and 400m Individual Medley, and 7th in the 400m Freestyle. Finke currently has Olympic Trial cuts in the 400m, 800m, 1500m Freestyles, 200m Backstroke and 400m Individual Medley.

The four Sarasota sessions can be viewed on SYS’s SHARKS LIVE YouTube channel here: Complete results for the meet can be found here:

Olympic Trial time standards can be found here: