Batesville High School graduate Bryce Timonera swam to two national junior college championships at the recently concluded NJCAA National Championship in Fort Pierce, Fla. from March 5-8.
Timonera was part of two national title winning relays (200 and 400 yard freestyle relays) for Indian River State College.
He was also runner-up in the 50 yard freestyle, third in the 100 yard backstroke and fourth in the 100 yard butterfly. Timonera swam a 20.40 split (personal best) in the 200 free relay (1:21.25 team time) and 45.78 split (personal best) in the 400 yard freestyle relay (3:00.12 team time). He also posted personal best times in all three individual events - swimming to a 20.71 in the finals of the 50 free en route to his national runner -up finish. In the 100 yard butterfly, Timonera swam to a personal best 49.32 during prelims and a 50.12 in the finals (fourth). In the 100 yard backstroke, he was 50.30 in the prelims and 50.42 in the finals (third).
After the meet, Timonera was voted to carry on a 30-year tradition dating back to 1974, upholding the “motivator role” for next season.
Indian River State College (IRSC) team won their unprecedented 40th consecutive national title. Next year, the NCJAA National Championships will take place in Buffalo, N.Y.