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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 12/18/2013 – NAG Special Edition

It would be remiss of me not to point out the sheer number of National Age Group records that have fallen over the last two weeks. They’ve all been reported separately on SwimSwam but in this week’s Weekly Wonders Special Edition we thought we’d list them all in one place.

The assault on the short-course NAGs began earlier in the fall with state high school championship meets and culminated with the slew of new marks set these last two weekends at Nationals in Knoxville, TN, at Junior Nationals in Greensboro, NC, and at regional meets like Tom Dolan Invitational in College Park, MD.

This incredible generation of age-group swimmers demonstrates just how strong -and deep- the American swimming pipeline is.

Individual NAGs

11-12 Boys

Matt Magness, 12, Golden Ram Aquatics
Event                    200 free
Time                      1:45.52
Date                      December 15
Meet                     2013 Diplomat Holiday Classic at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA
Previous              1:46.23 (Nicholas Silverthorn, 2008)

Destin Lasco, 12, Pleasantville Aquatics
Event:                   100 back
Time                      54.03
Date                      December 13
Meet                     2013 Tom Dolan Invitational
Previous              54.20 (Ryan Murphy, 2008)

13-14 Girls

Cassidy Bayer, 14, Nation’s Capital Swim Club
Event                    200 fly
Time                      1:56.01
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Tom Dolan Invitational
Previous              1:56.58 (Mary T. Meagher, 1979)

13-14 Boys

Reece Whitley, 13, Penn Charter Aquatic Club
Event                    100 breast
Time                      55.62
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Tom Dolan Invitational
Previous              55.96 (Michael Andrew, 2013)

Event                    200 breast
Time                      2:00.14
Date                      December 14, 2013
Meet                     2013 Tom Dolan Invitational
Previous              2:01.17 (Curtis Ogren, 2010)

Michael Andrew, 14, Team Andrew Indie Swimming
Event                    100 back
Time                      48.68
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              48.73 (Thomas Anderson, 2013)

Event                    100 breast
Time                      55.43
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              55.62 (Reece Whitley, 2013)

Event                    100 fly
Time                      47.47
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              Michael Andrew (48.78, 2013)

Event                    100 breast
Time                      55.96
Date                      November 14, 2013
Meet                     2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix
Previous              56.36 (Tanner Kurz, 2007)

Event                    100 fly
Time                      48.78
Date                      November 14, 2013
Meet                     2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix
Previous              48.98 (Michael Andrew, 2013 and Michael Domagala, 2010)

15-16 Girls

Beata Nelson, 15, Verona High School/ YMCA Dane County Swim Team
Event                    100 fly
Time                      52.06
Date                      November 16, 2013
Meet                     Wisconsin Division I High School State Championship
Previous              52.40 (Janet Hu, 2012)

Katie Ledecky, 16, Nation’s Capital Swim Club
Event                    200 free
Time                      1:42.03
Date                      December 6, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Nationals
Previous              1:42.81 (Dagny Knutson, 2008)

Event                    1000 free (leadoff split)
Time                      9:14.22
Date                      December 7, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Nationals
Previous              9:22.35 (Katie Ledecky, 2012)

Event                    1650 free
Time                      15:15.17*
Date                      December 7, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Nationals
Previous              15:24.35 (Katie Hoff, 2008)
*In addition to the NAG, Ledecky’s 15:15.17 also set the U.S. Open and American Records.

Lilly King, 16, Newburgh Sea Creatures
Event                    100 breast
Time                      59.67
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              59.75 (Lindsey Horejsi, 2013)

Lindsey Horejsi, 16, Atlantis Swimming
Event                    100 breast
Time                      59.75
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              59.80 (Megan Jendrick, 2000)

15-16 Boys

Ryan Hoffer, 15, Chaparral High School/ Scottsdale Aquatic Club
Event                    50 free
Time                      19.54
Date                      December 12, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              19.55 (Ryan Hoffer, 2013)

Event                    50 free
Time                      19.55
Date                      November 8, 2013
Meet                     Arizona High School Division I State Championship
Previous              19.82 (Caeleb Dressel, 2012)

Event                    100 free
Time                      43.13
Date                      December 14
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              43.29 (Caeleb Dressel, 2012)

Townley Haas, 16, NOVA of Virginia
Event                    500 free
Time                      4:17.45
Date                      December 12, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Junior s
Previous              4:18.12 (Michael Phelps, 2002)

17-18 Girls

Janet Hu, 18, Nation’s Capital Swim Club
Event                    50 free
Time                      21.82
Date                      December 5, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Nationals
Previous              21.89 (Janet Hu, 2013 and Faith Johnson, 2013)

Missy Franklin, 18, University of California, Berkeley
Event                    200 free
Time                      1:41.40
Date                      December 6, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Nationals
Previous              1:41.81 (Missy Franklin, 2013)

17-18 Boys

Caeleb Dressel, 17, Bolles School Sharks
Event                    50 free
Time                      18.94
Date                      December 12, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              19.29 (Caeleb Dressel, 2013)

Relay NAGs

13-14 Boys

David Dixon, Campbell Nystrom, Matthew Whelan, and Jacob Johnson – NOVA of Virginia
Event                    Boys’ 13-14 800 Free Relay
Time                      7:03.50
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Tom Dolan Invitational
Previous              7:05.66 (Seth Stubblefield, Cole Brewer, Zach Walters, Edward Hunt, City of Plano, 2008)

Honorable Mention (they never officially held the record because they were in the same heat as, and touched second to, the record-breaking NOVA team listed above): Timothy Wu, Andrew Alarcon, Jason Tang, Will Cumberland – Nation’s Capital Swim Club
Event                    Boys’ 13-14 800 Free Relay
Time                      7:04.62
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Tom Dolan Invitational
Previous              7:05.66 (Seth Stubblefield, Cole Brewer, Zach Walters, Edward Hunt – City of Plano, 2008)

15-16 Boys

Danny Tran, Tyler Lin, Justin Hanson, Thomas Smith – Aquazot Swim Club
Event                    Boys’ 15-16 400 Medley Relay
Time                      3:21.48
Date                      December 20, 2013
Meet                     2013 SCS Senior Winter Invitational
Previous              3:21.85 (Dillon Williams, Brett Usinger, Bryan Hughes, David Morgan – Crow Canyon Sharks, 2011)

17-18 Girls

Kylie Stewart, Caitlin Cooper, Kaitlin Kitchens, Kathleen Cook – Dynamo Swim Club
Event                    Girls’ 17-18 200 Free Relay
Time                      1:31.82
Date                      December 12, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              1:32.27 (Heather Arseth, Abigail Duncan, Chandra Yueh, Rachel Bootsma – Aquajets Swim Team, 2011)

Heidi Vanderwel, Carolyn McCann, Kenna Ramey, Morgan Ginnis – King Aquatic Club
Event                    Girls’ 17-18 200 Medley Relay
Time                      1:41.23
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              1:41.83 (Catherine Mulquin, Sarah Haase, Natalya Ares, Reia Tong – Rockville Montgomery Swim Club, 2012)

15-18 Girls

Rachel Hayden, Amy Bilquist, Claire Adams, Veronica Burchill – Carmel Swim Club
Event                    Girls’ 15-18 200 Free Relay
Time                      1:30.13
Date                      December 12, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              1:31.09 (Janet Hu, Katie Ledecky, Kylie Jordan, Laura Branton – Nation’s Capital Swim Club, 2013)

Janet Hu, Katie Ledecky, Kylie Jordan, Laura Branton – Nation’s Capital Swim Club
Event                    Girls’ 15-18 200 Free Relay
Time                      1:31.09
Date                      December 5, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Nationals
Previous              1:31.84 (Kathleen Baker, Nora McCullagh, Caitlin Casazza, Lauren Rhodes – SwimMAC Carolina, 2012)

Robyn Dryer, Katie Ledecky, Megan Byrnes, Janet Hu – Nation’s Capital Swim Club
Event                    Girls’ 15-18 800 Free Relay
Time                      7:09.89
Date                      December 6, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Nationals
Previous              7:13.03 (Liz Pelton, Willa Wang, Natalie Beale, Camryne Morris – North Baltimore Aquatic Club, 2010)

Kathleen Baker, Maija Roses, Alyssa Marsh, Lauren Rhodes – SwimMac Carolina
Event                    Girls’ 15-18 200 Medley Relay
Time                      1:39.27
Date                      December 12, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              1:39.40 (Rachel Bootsma, Abby Duncan, Hailey Szews, Tess Behrens – Aquajets Swim Team, 2010)

Janet Hu, Schuyler Bailar, Kylie Jordan, Katie Ledecky – Nation’s Capital Swim Club
Event                    Girls’ 15-18 400 Medley Relay
Time                      3:36.89
Date                      December 5, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Nationals
Previous              3:37.93 (Kathleen Baker, Caitlin Casazza, Elsa Welshofer, Nora McCullagh – SwimMAC Carolina, 2013)

15-18 Boys

Ryan Hoffer, Nicholas Magana, Joseph Starkweather, Jack Blake – Scottsdale Aquatic Club
Event                    Boys’ 15-18 200 Free Relay
Time                      1:19.56
Date                      December 12, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              1:20.44 (Matthew Josa, Michael Chadwick, Jack Manchester, Kyle Darmody – SwimMAC Carolina, 2012)

Comments

  1. bobo gigi says:
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    Wow! Great champions in the making.
    Can’t wait to see if Ryan Hoffer will confirm in long course his tremendous short course season.
    Cassidy Bayer is the next US star on butterfly.
    Reece Whitley shows an amazing potential on breaststroke.
    Michael Andrew is the NAG records’ king.
    Caeleb Dressel is an amazing sprinter. Kazan 2015 in the relay? Rio 2016 on individual and in the relays?
    Janet Hu will be a monster college swimmer.
    And last but not least, perhaps my new favorite youngster with Destin Lasco. I’m absolutely amazed by his technique especially on backstroke and on freestyle. I don’t know if he will win an olympic gold medal one day but I know he has already won in my opinion the gold medal of fluidity, beauty and efficiency. It looks so smooth and effortless. Great to watch.

  2. ERVINFORTHEWIN says:
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    What a list of new great swimmers in the making . Absolutely stunning and very good for the swimming world and swimming future … I would love to see this young Lasco swimming . It seems he has great technique and fluidity ( that’s exactly what i love watching in freestyle and backstroke ). Thanks BOBO for the tip .
    Usa has no worries to have for it’s future in swimming and The M Phelps effect goes on shining on the youngsters .

    • bobo gigi says:
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      Watch his 100 back and 200 free from last week at the Tom Dolan Invitational. It’s all about fluidity and technique.
      And yes, it’s the Michael Phelps generation.

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