Dec 10

San Diego Imperial Swimming had 42 swimmers from 6 teams  compete at the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals in Iowa City, IA December 6th – 9th.   We had a number of amazing individual and relay swims with all teams having at least one swimmer place in the top 24.   The highlight for SI swimming was Rancho San Dieguito Men’s Team of Dylan Delaney, Brandon Kulik, Stephan Lukashev and Ty Gruwell winning the 200 Free Relay in 1:22:19 on Friday night.

Top 24 finishers from SI were as follows:

Individual Men:

  • Jordan Blitz (Pacific Athletic Club):  500 Free (21st); 1650 Free (17th)
  • Hayden Cornellison (Pacific Swim): 100 Back (22nd)
  • Dylan Delaney (Rancho San Dieguito): 50 Free (9th); 100 Free (19th)
  • Pierce Dietze (Wind N Sea Swim Team): 50 Free (21st); 100 Free (23rd)
  • Benjamin Huffman (North Coast Aquatics):  50 Free (20th)
  • Brandon Kulik (Rancho San Dieguito):  100 Fly (21st)
  • Carlson Temple (College Area Swim Team):  200 Breast (10th)
  • Michael Xu (Pacific Athletic Club): 200 Breast (Tied — 15th)

Individual Women:

  • Julissa Arzave (South Bay Aquatics):  1650 Free (11th)
  • Rachel Rhee (Rancho San Dieguito):  200 Free (17th); 100 Free (21st)
  • Lindsay Turner (North Coast Aquatics):  200 Fly (22nd)


  • North Coast Aquatics Women:  800 Free Relay (19th)
  • Pacific Swim Men:  200 Medley Relay (19th); 400 Medley Relay (21st)
  • Rancho San Dieguito Men:  200 Medley Relay (16th); 400 Medley Relay (13th); 200 Free Relay (1st); 400 Free Relay (3rd); 800 Free Relay ( 19th)
  • Rancho San Dieguito Women:  200 Medley Relay (24th); 200 Free Relay (23rd); 400 Free Relay (18th)

Overall, the Rancho San Dieguito men’s team finished tied for 11th.

Congratulations to all athletes on a fantastic performance.

written by Kevin Lee

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San Diego-Imperial Swimming, 2017