Carsten Vissering of Nations Capital Swim Club became the Junior National Champion today in the men’s 100 breaststroke today after winning the men’s 100 breaststroke in Irvine, California. Vissering’s time of 1:01.94 will leave him to the top spot on US Swimming’s Junior World Team Selection List. Prior to the swim meet, Vissering had the top spot with his time of 1:02.97. With his swim tonight Vissering has his spot secured in the 1oo breaststroke, if he chooses to travel to Dubai as a member of the 2013 Junior World Championship Team. He was followed by Joseph Bentz of Dynamo Swim Club and Andrew Schuehler from the Jersey Wahoos.
Carsten Vissering broke the previous record set at 1:02.29 by Christopher Higgins. Higgins swims at the University of California – Berkeley and will be entering his sophomore year. Vissering is well on his way to becoming a very regular name on the national level.
Vissering is not far off of short course yard American Record and the 17-18 national age group record holder in the men’s 100 meter breaststroke, Kevin Cordes. Cordes’ record time for the 17-18 100 meter breaststroke stands at 1:00.47. Cordes’s swimming career has really taken off the last few years, and Visserings has the potential to do the same. He will definitely be someone to keep your eyes over the next few years.