Santa Clara Grand Prix Recap

Santa Clara Grand Prix ( from Coach Tim ):
Meet recap- extremely fast meet with some finals featuring all Olympians! Great challenge for our swimmers and great way to prepare for our Upcoming National level Championship Meets. Also a super preparation on weather, outdoor conditions and longer meet format. Our swimmers competed tough throughout and did and showed much improvement since the Mesa GP on dealing with both meet conditions and preparing for fast prelims swims. Below is the meet highlights followed by trip details:
Meet Highlights:
New USA National Cut:
Sean Grieshop- 1500 free- 15:39.11
 New USA Junior National Cuts:
Taylor Abbott- 200 fly 2:05.18
Sydney Tan- 200 breast 2:38.19
Mason Tenney- 400 im 4:32.83
Lauren Thompson- 200 breast 2:38.61
 Team Records:
Taylor Abbott- 200 fly 2:05.18
Sean Grieshop- 400 free 3:56.41
Sean Grieshop- 800 free 8:12.23
Sean Grieshop- 1500 free 15:39.11
Sean Grieshop- 100 back 59.87
Sean Grieshop- 400 im 4:26.03
Mason Tenney- 100 fly 55.49
South Texas LSC Records:
Sean Grieshop- 400 free 3:56.41
Sean Grieshop- 400 im 4:26.03
 USA Swimming Gold Medal Time Standard:
Sean Grieshop- 800 free 8:12.23
Sean Greishop- 1500 free 15:39.11
 Top 3 Relay’s:
2nd- men’s 400 MR- Sean Grieshop ( bk-59.8 ), Cole Hurwitz ( br- 1:05.4 ), Matt Ellis ( fly-53.4 ), Tate Jackson ( fr- 52.6 )
 Trip Recap:
Team Nitro arrived on Weds and had lunch in Santa Cruz as traffic held us off on our Pebble Beach dinner. Team warm up at Santa Clara and then a grocery shop before heading to team hotel.
Normal prelims/ finals meet Thurs- Sunday. Great interaction with the top swimmers in the world like Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin and the many, many other world ranked swimmers in the meet.
Due to the Grand Prix status of this meet…all of our swimmers received a free hi tech suit. Not always the norm…but a nice perk this meet!
Sunday night after finals—awesome TEAM dinner at Claim Jumpers…with many appetizers and dessert paid for by a very generous Coach Paul!
Monday involved campus tours at Stanford and Cal. The Stanford men’s head Coach Ted Knapp and Women’s Head Coach Greg Meehan each took time to speak to our team as well as have a Q&A session. At Cal our campus tour was given by Cal Asst Coach ( and former Coach of Katie Ladecky ) Yuri Surigama. Incredible stuff both the tours of these incredible universities as well as the coach interaction.
Great leadership by our college swimmers on the trip in Matt Ellis, Cole Hurwitz and William Licon and that was VERY much appreciated by the coaches and swimmers!
Thanks to all our parents for supporting this trip and making it happen. Thanks to all our parents in attendance for their logistical help. and a HUGE THANKS to Coach Paul! What an amazing addition to our staff he has been and his energy and enthusiasm permeates through the swimmers and his passion ignites all! He was an amazing coach and shuttle driver on this one!
Two amazing trips and thanks to all who helped make possible including Coach Mike and Tracy Koleber who do much behind the scenes to help make these possible!
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