LONG ISLAND — Dansville junior Aidan Kreiley recently traveled to Long Island to compete in the New York State Public High School Swimming Championships.
During the two-day event, Kreiley competed in the 200 IM and his go to event, the 100 Breaststroke. During preliminaries Kreiley swam to a new personal best time of 1:55.78 in the 200 IM. His time qualified him to swim in the championship heat on Saturday seeded in the 10th position. During finals he managed to pick up two spots and finished 8th.
In the 100 Breaststroke Kreiley entered meet seeded 2nd. During preliminaries Aidan didn't have his best swim but still managed keep himself in the number two spot for Saturday's finals. Kreiley picked up his pace during finals and managed to swim to a new personal best time of 55.72. Kreiley came in second to Section XI's Jason Louser, the two time defending breaststroke champ. Louser had a huge race, breaking the NYS breaststroke record.
For Kreiley it was his third trip to the state meet. Two years ago he finished 15th, last year Kreiley was 4th, this year he came home 2nd, the highest a Dansville boys swimmer has ever finished at the state meet. With one more year to go, Aidan’s goal will be to bring home a championship as a senior.
The breaststroke time of 55.72 earns Kreiley automatic All-American status.
This was the only meet of the season that Kreiley did not win. Over the last four years as a Mustang varsity swimmer Kreiley has broken over 18 pool records, over 3 school records, 4 Livingston County league records, is a 6 time LCAA champion, a 5 time Section 5 Class C champion, is a 3 time NY State qualifier and has stood on the NYS podium 3 times. With Kreiley only being a junior it will be interesting to see how many more records will fall.
Aidan Kreiley is also a member of Mercury Swimming, Livingston Counties competitive swim club. For more information on Mercury Swimming visit www.mercuryswimming.com