Summit Swimmer Takes Home “A Bucket Full Of Medals” At This Past Weekends NJ USA JO LCM Swimming Championships
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 • 10:16am
Ryan Sebastian, who just recently celebrated his 16th birthday, took home the prestigious “High Point Award” (15-19 Age Group) at the 2012 New Jersey Long Course Junior Olympic Championships held this past weekend (July 26-29) at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center at Rutgers University. Competing in 9 individual events and relays over the course of 4 days, of both morning preliminaries & evening finals, he competed as much with the weather delays as he did with New Jersey’s best 15 & Over swimmers.
Showcasing his versatility among all strokes, he won gold in both the 200 Breaststroke & 400 Individual Medley; Silver in the 200 Individual Medley; and bronze in both the 100 & 200 Butterfly and 100 Breaststroke.
Coming into this weekend’s meet, Sebastian had already qualified for Junior Nationals in the 400 Individual Medley (4:32.64). He added the 100 Butterfly (57.07), and achieved “bonus cuts” (extra swims) in the 200 Individual Medley (2:09.65), 200 Breaststroke (2:24.85) and both the 100 (59.86) & 200 Backstroke (2:09.75).
Next up, are the USA Swimming – 2012 Speedo Championship Series Long Course “Super Sectionals” that are being held in Buffalo, New York (August 2 - 5). Followed by, the 2012 Speedo Junior National LCM Championships that will be held at the Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, Indiana (August 13 – 17).
Ryan trains competitively year-round and is coached in the pool by Scarlet-Elite Head Coach Bill Deatly and Speed & Agility Coach Jay Abate of Underground Training. He will be a Junior at the Summit High School where he is also a member of the Boy’s Varsity Swim Team.