As reported by the Florida Times-Union
, Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.)
may have had the greatest week in high school swimming history while winning its 25th consecutive Class A boys state championship in Orlando, Fla.
Guided by former West Virginia University coach Sergio Lopez, the Bulldogs broke five national records and one national independent-schools record while amassing 512 points.
Three relay records were eclipsed:
The 400-yard freestyle relay team, consisting of Ryan Murphy, Santo Condorelli, Josh Booth and Joseph Schooling, bettered its own national record by more than four seconds with a winning time of 2 minutes, 54.43 seconds. The same foursome won the 200-yard medley relay in a record 1:28.02. The third relay record was 1:19.27 by the 200-yard freestyle team of Murphy, Schooling, Condorelli and University of Florida recruit Emiro Goossen.
University of California recruit Murphy, who swam in the 2012 Olympic Trials, also set a national record in the 100-yard backstroke with a clocking of 45.34 seconds during the preliminaries. The fifth national record was by Singapore Olympian Schooling, who won the 100-yard butterfly in 46.50 seconds.
According to Swimming World Magazine, Murphy also claimed a national independent-school record when he swam the 50-yard freestyle in 19.54 seconds while leading off the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The Bolles girls totaled 408.5 points to win their state-record 22nd consecutive championship.