12 Year Old drops a 2:10 2 Breast for a new NAG Record

by Garrett McCaffrey 16

November 18th, 2012 News

12 year old Reece Whitley rang in the holiday season with a monster swim at the Jersey Wahoos Thanksgiving Meet this weekend. In the 200 breaststroke he clocked a 2:10.40 breaking Michael Andrew’s 11-12 National Age Group record by almost 3 seconds (2:13.33). That’s almost 6 seconds under Whitley’s previous PR of 2:16.32 set last month. We’ll try to track down more info on the swim and update you when we find more details.

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Russ Davis
8 years ago

Just read that he is 6-4 [!].

8 years ago

He in fact is 6-4, and he’s a great kid…..if you can call someone his size a kid. Penn Charter actually has a tremendous group of 12-13 year olds, so keep an eye out for them.

8 years ago

If he did that in the Jersey Wahoos pool, I’m beyond impressed. It’s a humble facility.

Coach GB
Reply to  Bill Volckening
8 years ago

It was done at CCIT pool(Gloucester County Institute Of Technolgy) a ;50 meter 25 across that the Wahoos rent for meets a couple times a year. State HS championships there. The only HS Championship Meet in the country not scored. Always plenty of seats available easy to get a good seat. No one else can probably say that.

Reply to  Coach GB
8 years ago

Been there. When I left NJ in 1998, I don’t think Wahoos and GCIT were too friendly with each other. There were kids who left Wahoos to go to GCIT around that time. I guess they’ve all made friends now. The only news I’ve heard about GCIT since I left the area was about Jack Schwerzler, who I remember from Tri-County in the 70s and 80s.

Coach GB
Reply to  Bill Volckening
8 years ago

The Wahoos have rented continuously since 1996 at GCIT. Never been a problem between clubs. Swimmers go where they feel like. The Wahoos were always welcome by the director in 96 and on. GCIT team did run meets till after 2002 and one interest there is to get rentals.

ken baker
Reply to  Bill Volckening
8 years ago

Especially since he did it against versus competition. The Andrews kid does it in time trials as seen via his youtube videos. Good for the kid.

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