This past weekend, Senior Daniel Nader swam the meet of his life at the District Championships. In his first race, leading off the 200 Medley Relay, Daniel posted the fastest 50 Backstroke time in school history of 25.05. Gaining confidence from this first race, Daniel entered the 200 IM with a seed time of 2:04.78, his career best. In an unbelievable race, Daniel moved from the 26th qualifier to the 11th place finisher posting a time of 1:56.86. This swim SHATTERED the school record, formerly held by Ben Schneider, by nearly 2 seconds. Riding high on confidence now, Daniel swims his best event, the 100 Backstroke. Daniel's seed time in the race was a 56.02, his best time of the season set at the Sectional meet the previous week. Daniel got off to a fast start and finished the race posting a time of 52.33, besting Joey Scherpenberg's school record by 0.7 seconds. Daniel finished the meet by posting the 4th fastest 100 Free Relay Split in school history with a 47.99.

Daniel's efforts in the 100 Backstroke qualified him to compete at the State Championships this Friday and Saturday. Daniel comes into the event as the 19th seed. To qualify to finals he needs to move up to the top 16.

Photo courtesy of Tom Conners, father of Jack Conners '19.

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