2017 Rose Bowl Aquatics April Fool’s Intrasquad
- Friday, March 31st-Saturday, April 1st
- Pasadena, CA
- Long Course Meters
Age group phenom Ronald Dalmacio was no joke at the Rose Bowl Aquatics April Fool’s Intrasquad. At 12 years of age, Dalmacio became the youngest swimmer to ever break 1:00 in the long course 100 meter back, taking down the 11-12 National Age Group Record with a blistering 59.98. That shaved over 3 tenths off the former NAG Record, which stood as a 1:00.33 done by Vinny Marciano in 2014.
Dalmacio broke onto the scene in 2015 when he started breaking NAG Records as a 10 year old. He currently holds 6 NAG Records (50y back, 100y back, 100y IM, 50m back, 100m back, 200m IM) in the 10 & under age group, and 4 NAG Records (50y back, 100y back, 50mback, 100m back) in the 11-12 age group.
In addition to the 100 back, Dalmacio competed in the 50 meter back at the meet, which he won in 28.30. He already holds the 11-12 NAG Record in that even with his 27.88 from last season.
He also swam the 50 free (25.40) and 50 fly (28.49), winning each of those races handily and setting new personal best times. He’s within striking distance of Michael Andrew‘s NAG Record in the 50 free, which stands at a 25.09 from 2012. Dalmacio is now the 2nd fastest 11-12 swimmer in history in that event, surpassing Winn Aung‘s 25.42.