Senior Tanner Nelson broke the 500-yard freestyle school record as the Bingham High School swimmers kicked off the 2020-21 season with three dual meets. The boys beat Copper Hills on Dec. 4 and the girls defeated Box Elder on Dec. 8 and West on Dec. 10.
Nelson’s time in the 500 free bested the previous record set by Geremy Koyle in 2009. Nelson also set records for the fastest swims ever logged in the 400-meter freestyle and the 100-meter breaststroke at the Box Elder Natatorium in the Dec. 8 meet.
Nelson finished first in all six of the individual races he’s entered so far this season, while sophomore Neil Bennet logged five first-place finishes and senior Nate Rock won two races. Nelson, Bennet, and Rock also combined for three first-place finishes in the 400 freestyle relay, with junior Paden Bradley joining the team twice and sophomore Tyler Rock once.
Junior Sarah Gill and sophomore Grace Huber have led the girls’ team so far, collecting five and three first-place finishes, respectively. Sophomore Shaye Anderson and freshman Madisyn Gill joined Sarah Gill and Huber for two first-place finishes in the 400 freestyle relay.
Next up, the swimmers will face American Fork and Bountiful on Friday, Dec. 18, at the South Davis Recreation Center in Bountiful and will host conference rival Herriman on Monday, Dec. 21, at the Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center.