CAC’s Dear sets state mark, qualifies for 2014 U.S. Open

Adam Dear set a South Carolina state record and qualified for the 2014 U.S. Open Championship with a strong showing this week at the Speedo Junior National Championship Swim Meet in Irvine, CA.

Swimming for Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) based in Myrtle Beach, Dear finished 19th in the nation   with a time of 55.20 seconds in the 100 butterfly to set a new South Carolina state record in the event.

Dear’s finish also qualified him to swim in the 2014 U.S. Open Championship Meet to be held July 30-August 3, 2014 in the same pool in Irvine, CA.  The U.S. Open meet will host current national and Olympic swimmers as one of the designated meets to choose next summer’s 2013 2014 U.S. National Swim Team.

Dear will begin competing  this fall for East Carolina University.  He plans to train with CAC next summer and during semester breaks as he targets competing in the 2014 U.S. Open Championships.

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