The date 11-11-11 proved to be lucky for the Jacksonville (Florida) The Bolles School’s boys 400-yard relay team as it set the national record that day.
At the 2011 Florida High School Athletic Association Class 1A Swimming & Diving Finals held November 11 at the Central Florida YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando, the foursome of George Frank, Preston Jenkins, Ryan Murphy and Teo D’Alessandro swam to a time of 3:00.67 to set the national standard. All are seniors except for Ryan, who is a junior.
According to the National Federation of State High School Associations’ National High School Sports Record Book, the record formerly was held by Hershey (Pennsylvania) High School, which swam to a time of 3:00.71 on March 19.
In the process, the Bolles boys team won the FHSAA Class 1A state title for the 24th consecutive year, which is the nation’s longest currently active boys swimming state title streak. In addition, The Bolles girls won their 21st state title in a row.