Joy Jiang Break’s Ella Eastin’s 10&U 100 Fly NAG Record At Eastern Zone Championships

  7 Troy Gennaro | August 06th, 2014 | Club, Featured, National, News

A third National Age Group Record has been broken at the 2014 Eastern Zone Age Group Championships. 10 year old Joy Jiang from Metropolitan Swimming broke Ella Eastin‘s 10 & under 100 butterfly NAG record of 1:08.81 from 2008.

Jiang won the event with her time of 1:08.67, breaking the previous record. She is pictured above with her mother after winning the event.

She took her first 50 out in 32.58 and brought it back in 36.09 for a final time of 1:08.67.

Jiang won the event by more than three seconds. Zoe Dixon finished second at 1:08.67 and Hannah Arndt was third at 1:13.48.

Full Race video can be found below:

Comments

  1. bobo gigi says:
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    Congrats!

  2. Acoach says:
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    Great swim ,congrats ,
    USA swimming should not register records for 10 and under,s
    Unrelavent and way to burn kids out…

  3. Carle Fierro says:
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    I always LOVE when I see these burn-out comments.

    Having coached Age Group Swimming since the 80s – focus is always on technique – an hour of practice is dedicated to one lap drills only.

    For the record – if you look at the NAG Records for 10&Us Girls, Lea Neal (came from a great program at AGUA and Elizabeth Beisel from Bluefish another amazing program with grounded and excellent coaches/parents) – made the National team and or the Olympics. The number of NAG Record Holders with success in swimming in the Girls continue to rise in the 11-12 Age Group !

    Records do NOT BURN OUT Swimmers – Intense Parents and Coaches Do !

    So, why do most kids quit sports?

    Well, one of the main reasons, apart from the obvious ones – didn’t like the coach – pressure from coach, not enough time socially, and this is one parents don’t want to think about: Its the car ride home !

    There are so many different levels in swimming that success doesn’t have to be based solely on Making the Olympics. There is a program and a College or University for very swimmer and their ability.

    Swimmers can continue to succeed on their own level & feel great about themselves.

    Emphasis on Improvement and sportsmanship, because records may or may not come and go – dedication, drive and satisfaction come from the environment the athlete is in – NOT the RECORD !

    Swimmers who learn these important skills are winners in LIFE – Much more important than Records in my book !

  4. CS Lee says:
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    Well said, Carle, I have seen quite a few of so-called “swimming prodigies” just quit and faded away because of miss-management by the coaches and their parents, they burnt out not because of the records but due to inappropriate handling in their swimming life.

  5. bobo gigi says:
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    You look very happy in the video! :lol:
    Does your phone, tablet or camera still work? :mgreen:

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    Status of smart phone

    I was sitting next to Mom in the stands – along with some other parents from the Westchester Aquatic Wolverines.

    Mrs. Jiang was video taping, she was so excited, she forgot to stop taping, hugged me, and started jumping up and down, thus the screaming and craziness at the end of video.

    Yes the smart phone survived – as a coach – I very rarely sit in stands with the parents – As situations can get pretty emotional ! With that being said, I will Never deny a parent the emotions felt after a Great swim ! All good fun !

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