Event Hub

Timothy Connery Hits Hat Trick As SwimMAC & TAC Titans Team Battle Heats Up

Timothy Connery Hits Hat Trick As SwimMAC & TAC Titans Team Battle Heats Up
Photo: © Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

2017 North Carolina LC Age Group Championships

July 13-16, 2017
Cary, North Carolina
Triangle Aquatic Center


SwimMAC Carolina's ​Timothy Connery​ made it a clean sweep Friday night at the 2017 NCS Long Course Age Group Championships in Cary, NC. The 14 year-old won all three of his individual events at the Triangle Aquatic Center -- two of which were new North Carolina state records.

First up, Connery threw down a very quick 1:05.58 in the 100m breaststroke -- crushing the previous state record of 1:06.51 from 2011 by almost a full second. Next, in a much closer race, Connery claimed the top spot in the 100m butterfly with a 58.41 -- just ahead of ​Garrett Boone​ in 58.82. In his final individual race, Connery blazed a swift 4:38.92 in the 400m IM -- taking down the state record and becoming the first 13-14 boy in North Carolina under the 4:40 barrier.

But wait, there's more! Timothy Connery anchored SwimMAC's 4x100m freestyle relay to a new state record of 3:40.51 -- obliterating the old record of 3:42.35.

Although Connery was great, he was not the only star swimmer in Cary Friday night.

The 11-12 National Age Group record holder (now 13 years old) ​Claire Curzan​ ​dropped a blistering 1:01.09 in the girls 100m butterfly -- a new state record for the recently turned 13 year-old.​

With two days down and two to go, the team standings are starting to become more clear. After Friday night, SwimMAC Caroling and TAC Titans are in a ​very close​ battle for the overall title. Check out the standings below.

​1.) TAC Titans -- 1286.33 points
​2.) SwimMAC Carolina -- 1116.33
​3.) Marlins of Raleigh -- 522
​4.) YMCA of the Triangle Area -- 360.5
​5.) New Wave -- 292

​1.) SwimMAC Carolina -- 607 points
​2.) TAC Titans -- 573
​3.) Marlins of Raleigh -- 330.5
​4.) Aquatic Team of Mecklenburg -- 196
​5.) YMCA of the Triangle Area -- 165.5

​1.) TAC Titans -- 713.33
​2.) SwimMAC Carolina -- 509.33
​3.) YMCA of the Triangle Area -- 195
​4.) Marlins of Raleigh -- 191.5
​5.) New Wave -- 166


The best swimming coverage. Straight to your inbox.

Don't miss breaking news, feature stories, event updates, and more. Sign up for the FloSwimming mailing list today.
FloSports, Inc.

FloSports, an innovative sports media and events company, based in Austin, Texas, is the authentic source for content and a new world of coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Focused on three areas – live competition and coverage, original content, and owned and operated events – the company takes fragmented communities and provides them the platform to connect with the sports they love.

Learn More at FloSports.tv