Youth Olympic Games Daily Update

Youth Olympic Games Daily Update

By USA Swimming  | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

BUENOS AIRESRhyan White (Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Front Fish Market) won Team USA’s first medal in the pool at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games on Monday, taking bronze in the women’s 100-meter backstroke in 1 minute, 0.60 seconds.

A complete look at the United States' results in each day's finals follows:

Sunday Finals Results

On the opening day of competition, Kate Douglass (Pelham, N.Y./Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club) placed seventh in the women’s 200m IM in a time of 2:15.29.

Monday Finals Results

Monday's women's 100m back final was a tight race with all three podium finishers separated by just 0.15 seconds. Russia’s Daria Vaskina won gold in 1:00.45, followed by Kaylee McKeown in second in 1:00.58 and Rhyan White in the bronze-medal position in 1:00.60.

In other finals on Monday, Team USA was fifth in the women’s 400m medley relay in 4;16.79 and Jake Johnson (Lincoln University, Pa./Delaware Swim Team) finished eighth in the men’s 200m individual medley in 2:05.39.

Tuesday Finals Results

Rhyan White just missed out on a second medal of the Youth Olympic Games, as she placed fourth in the women's 200m back in 2:10.95. 

In the women's 800m freestyle a pair of Americans placed in top eight with Kaitlynn Sims (Montgomery, Texas/Magnolia Aquatic Club) sixth in 8:46.40 and Madelyn Donohoe (Annandale, Va./The Fish) seventh in 8:48.96. The men's 400m free relay was seventh in 3:30.35.


Rhyan White posted her third top-four finish in the women's backstroke events with a time of 28.86 in the women's 50m back final. The women's 400m free relay placed fifth with a time of 3:53.32.


Ethan Harder (Billings, Mont./Billings Aquatic Club) led Team USA on the final night of competition with a fourth-place finish in the men's 200m back in 1:59.79. 

In other finals action, Kate Douglass was seventh in the women's 50m free in 25.83, Jake Johnson took eighth in the men's 200m fly in 2:02.10 and Kaitlynn Sims placed fifth in the women's 400m free in 4:15.53. The U.S. mixed medley relay squad was fifth in 3:56.81. 

Full results from the Youth Olympic Games can be found online at



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