Sailfish's Senior Matthew Lucky hits PR 55.10 in 100 SCY breaststroke

Vladimir Dolgov

Our Congratulations to Matthew Lucky!

"Last Friday and Saturday, fast racing ensued in Greensboro, North Carolina at the STAR Fall Splash & Dash.  It was a “splash and dash” for both swimmers and spectators, moving quickly through a total of 20 events divided into 3 sessions.

On Friday, 16-year-old Matthew Lucky dropped almost a full second in the 100 breast, touching the wall with a new Summer Juniors qualifying time of 55.10. This bumps him up to rank #75 out of the all-time top swims by 15-16 year-olds in the nation, tied with Liam Bell.  Matthew Lucky’s previous season best time is from last month where he posted a 56.13 at another NC STAR meet. 

He had been stuck at 56-low for about a year and a half, swimming his former lifetime best 100 breast time, 56.28, at the 2019 GA ESSZ Age Group Championships in March. Note that pre-coronavirus pandemic, Lucky won the 100 breast at the 2020 NC OBS 3A State NCHSAA Championships in February with a time of 56.49. That was his fastest 100 breast since 2019."

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