Boys Swim and Dive 2021 Record Breakers

The Boys’ Swim season has come to an end, but even with all the changes that have happened in the past year, the boys have broken almost every record on the board.

During the season, all the records, excluding the 11 individual dives and 100-yard freestyle, were broken.

The event that begins every meet is the 200-medley relay and was broken at the boys’ meet against Holy Cross on March 24, 2021.  The record for this event used to be 1:41.88 and was set in 2012 by Pat O’Dell, Andy O’Dell, Allen Katrenya, and Eric Dietz.  The new record was set by Patrick Zieba (Backstroke), Tyler Cyr (Breaststroke), Jake Arisian (Butterfly), and Noah Scott (Freestyle) with a time of 1:39.62.

The 200-yard freestyle record was broken at the meet against Oxford on March 19, 2021.  The old record for this event was 1:46.82 and was set in 2006 by Greg Cerrato.  The new record, set by Jake Arisian, is 1:46.42.

The 200-yard Individual Medley (IM) record was broken at the meet against Holy Cross on March 16, 2021.  The old record time for this event was set in 2012 by Christopher Write with a time of 2:01.55.  The record was broken twice this season, both by Jake Arisian.  The new record is now 1:58.61.

The 50-yard freestyle is the fastest event of any swim meet.  The old record for this event was set in 2006 by Greg Cerrato and was 21.70 seconds.  The new record, set by Jake Arisian, is 21.64 seconds.  Arisian set this record at the meet against Holy Cross on March 24, 2021.

The team not only consists of amazing swimmers but has an immensely talented dive team.  The old diving record was set in 2018 by Riley Clark with 257.70 points.  The new record, set by DJ Mulligan at the meet against Wilby on March 9, 2021, is 270.0 points.

The 100-yard Butterfly record, set in 2006 by Pat O’Dell  with a time of 54.89 seconds was broken this season by Jake Arisisan.  Arisian broke the record at the meet against Holy Cross on March 24, 2021, with a time of 49.80 seconds.  

The 500-yard freestyle, the longest event of a swim meet, used to have a record of 5:04.10, set by Jake Arisian in 2020.  Arisian broke his own record this season at the meet against Kennedy on March 1, 2021, with a time of 4:57.99.

The 200-yard freestyle relay used to have a record of 1:32.81 set in 2006 by Greg Cerrato, Andy Parker, Brian Pagoni, and Chris Wright.  The new record was set by Jake Arisian, Patrick Zieba, Aiden Kennedy, and Noah Scott at the meet against Holy Cross on March 24, 2021.  The new record time for the 200-yard freestyle is 1:31.36.

The 100-yard backstroke record used to be 54.35 seconds and was set by Jake Arisian in 2020.  Arisian broke his own record at the meet against Holy Cross on March 24, 2021, with a time of 51.29 seconds.

The 100-yard breaststroke record used to be 1:01.78 and was set in 2019 by Greg Aldrich.  The new record was set by Jake Arisian at the meet against Sacred Heart on March 5, 2021.  The new time is 59.39 seconds.

The final event of a swim meet is the 400-yard freestyle relay.  The old record was set in 2012 by Pat O’Dell, Andy O’Dell, Eric Dietz, and Aidan Music with a time of 3:26.15.  The new record was set by Patrick Zieba, Aiden Kennedy, Jake Arisian, and Noah Scott on March 19, 2021, with a time of 3:25.48.

“To be able to start (although delayed in January), and have zero covid issues, to be together for practice or meets every day, and to swim and dive as well as we did was something that I am very proud of,” said Brendan Heller, coach of the Boys’ Swim team.  “I’m especially proud of the seniors who had a great end to their career in helping lead the school to the best season in the history of the program.”