12-year-old Gavin Tran went 2:11.64 in the 200-yard breaststroke, breaking into the top 10 all-time in USA Swimming’s 11-12 ranks.
The Keystone Aquatics age grouper hit that swim at the 2020 MA KA Thanksgiving Invite. It represented a 2.5-second drop from Tran’s previous best and moved him from #17 to #7 in USA Swimming’s all-time ranks for the 11-12 age group. Here’s a look at the top 10 in history:
All-time 11-12 boys, 200-yard breaststroke
- Ethan Dang: 2:05.56
- Reece Whitley: 2:09.40
- Cody Meyer: 2:10.21
- AJ Bornstein: 2:10.95
- Josh Zuchowski: 2:11.45
- Jerry Chu: 2:11.62
- Gavin Tran: 2:11.64
- Ian Liu: 2:11.81
- Tyler Lu: 2:12.27
- Michael Andrew: 2:13.33
Tran also dropped seven tenths of a second to go 1:02.04 in the 100-yard breast. That sits 34th on USA Swimming’s all-time list. And he shaved .01 off his career-best 50 breast in 28.94.
Swimming unattached, 29-year-old Matt Salig also hit three personal bests. He was 50.21 in the 100 back and 1:49.68 in the 200 back. The 2013 Penn State grad also went 21.14 for a new lifetime-best in the 50 free.
15-year-old Woobie Kupsky had a huge meet across the board, hitting ten new career-best times. A 4:06.25 in the 400 IM was probably his most impressive swim. That registered a time drop of more than five seconds for Kupsky, who also competed unattached.
He was also 1:58.15 in the 200 IM, 9:45.45 in the 1000 free, and 1:55.98 in the 200 fly.
On the girls side, Rylee Waslyn hit four lifetime-bests. That included 10:22.33 in the 1000 free and 1:53.95 in the 200 free. The 16-year-old was also 2:22.06 in the 200 breast and 25.22 in the 50 free.
12-year-old Madelyn Blough swam eight new lifetime-bests, led by a 28.94 in the 50 fly and 1:05.82 in the 100 IM.