With their swims at the NCSA Junior Nationals last month, Eli Fouts and Ryan Vipavetz qualified to represent Team USA on the NCSA All-American Team in Dublin, Ireland at the Irish Open, held April 4-8. The team arrived in Ireland on March 31, and was able to tour the Country and see the sights before competing. In the pool, the American contingent fared very well against the top Irish athletes, with many appearances in finals and many best times, despite the meet being held in long course meters, and the Americans having swam in short course yards all season.
Ryan placed 3rd in 800 free, 4th in 200 fly in a U.S. Senior National cut and 17-18 team record 2:01.51, 6th in 400 free, 7th in 100 fly, top 16 in 200 free, and was part of the 2nd place 800 free relay.
Eli was 5th in 50 breast in a 17-18 and Senior team record 28.85, 5th in 100 breast, top 16 in 50 free, 200 breast, 50 fly, and 100 fly, and was part of the 2nd place 400 men's and 400 mixed medley relays.