Six McCallie swimmers qualified for the 2018 National Club Swimming Association Junior National Championships, held March 13-17 in Orlando, Fla.
Junior Jake Marcum placed 10th in the 200 backstroke in school-record time (1:46.06) and raced to a 14th-place time in the 100 backstroke (49.74).
He was 40th in the 50 backstroke (23.96).
The 400-medley relay team swam to a 16th-place finish in 3:23.31 with Marcum, senior Ethan Bevill, junior Max Ransom and Luke Massey, a member of the McCallie/GPS Aquatics Club.
The 800-meter freestyle relay team of Marcum, Ransom, sophomore Will Jackson and club member Gabriel Johnson earned 21st place.
The 200-medley relay team turned in a 23rd-place time with Marcum, Ransom, Bevill and Massey, and the 200 freestyle relay team of Marcum, Bevill, Massey and senior Ben Griffith place 30th.
McCallie’s six qualifiers, including Reece Gallagher, are the most in school history for the event, while the club team qualified 12 including swimmers from McCallie, GPS and other local high schools.
The NCSA Junior Nationals features some of the top high school swimmers in the nation.