The Winter Junior Championships is the short course national championship meet for swimmers 18 and under. This winter the meet was held on 12/7-12/10 at Texas A&M University.
Two swimmers from the city of South Pasadena qualified for this competition, Connor Lee and Jacob Mullin.
Connor Lee (15) competed in five events, 200 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 100 Butterfly, and 200 Butterfly and swam best times in all five events. Connor’s prelims performances qualified him for the finals session in two of his five events. Connor won the consolation heat to finish 9th in the 100 Butterfly in a time of 48.36. This time qualifies him for the US Open, which is one level below Nationals. Connor also qualified for finals in the 200 Fly and finished in 5th place. He finished the meet with 23 points.
Jacob Mullin (17) swam in three events, the 100 Fly, 100 Back, and 200 Back and finished with best times in all three events. Jacob’s efforts placed him in the finals session in all his events. He finished 21st place in the 100 Butterfly, went up 6 places in the100 Back to finish14th place, and finished with a 13th place in the 200 Backstroke. Jacob scored 7 points by the end of the meet.
Their combined score of 30 points would rank Jacob and Connor 23rd out of 233 teams in the Team scores and tied for 28th in the Men scores.
Connor and Jacob train with the Crown City Aquatics Club under Coach Scott Watanabe.