Ryan Luu, a member of the Malden Y Crocs Swim Team, recently qualified and competed in the YMCA National Long Course Championship. Y Nationals are a highly competitive weeklong competition held at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, GA. The pool was the site of the 1996 Olympic Games. Ryan, who will begin his sophomore year at Malden High in the fall, competed in both the 50 and 100 Long Course Meter Freestyle events. He also swam Times Trials in the 100 Back and 200 Free.
Ryan swam a personal best time of 56.70 in the 100 LCM Free. This was the ninth fastest time of 15 year olds at the meet, and gave him a 104th overall finish. He swam a 26.08 in the 50 LCM Free, which was slower than his best time of 25.68, but still gave him the tenth fastest time among 15 year olds and a 95th overall finish.