12 Yr-Old Carter Lancaster Now 7-for-7 Wins on Day 2 Ohio Valley Championships

91st Annual Ohio Valley Championships

12-year-old Carter Lancaster of Carmel Swim Club extended his winning steak to 7 during the second day of the Ohio Valley Championships. Lancaster went on to win the boys 11-12 200 free (2:08.47), 100 fly (1:04.30), and 100 breast (1:16.81). His 200 free time puts him as the 6th-fastest swimmers in the boys 11-12 age group in the nation this year.

Three more 12&U swimmers dominated their respective age groups with multiple wins.

  • Eloise Mercer: 10&U 200 free (2:40.56), 10&U 100 fly (1:29.00), 10&U 100 breast (1:37.46)
  • Max Serafin-Odle: 10&U 200 free (2:30.61), 10&U 100 fly (1:19.01)
  • Lexie Ward: 11-12 200 free (2:16.74), 11-12 100 fly (1:09.94), 11-12 100 breast (1:21.64)

Just like his 12-year-old brother, 14-year-old Kayden Lancaster also ranked 6th in the nation with his monster lifetime best of 4:12.39 to win the 400 free. Lancaster entered as a 4:17.19, dropping down to a 4:13.74 in prelims and chopped another second to his final winning time.

More Day 2 Highlights:

  • After winning the men’s senior 200 free, Kentucky’s Hank Siefert earned his second victory of the meet his top 400 free time of 4:00.41, winning by a 7-second margin.
  • In a tight women’s senior 400 free, Kentucky’s Geena Freriks and Ohio State’s Molly Kowal were neck-and-neck during the 4-minute race. Yet Freriks had the slight 0.19s edge over Kowal, winning with a 4:16.78.
  • Toppling NCAA swimmers Freya Rayner of Ohio State (26.84) and Geena Freriks of Kentucky (26.99) in the women’s senior 50 free was 16-year-old Annabel Crush of Lakeside. Crush won with a time of 26.72, just 1/100 off her personal best dating from 2016 Southern Zones.
  • Ohio State teammates Evan McFadden and Connor Isings swam even during the majority of the men’s open 200 breast final. However, McFadden had the upper-hand and won with a 2:24.90. Isings took second with a 2:25.48. McFadden has now swept the breaststroke events with the addition of his Friday night victory in the 100 breast.
  • Kentucky’s Asia Seidt won the women’s open 100 back with a 1:02.89, ahead of Annabel Crush‘s 1:03.40 runner-up time. At the Bloomington PSS, Seidt swam an in-season best of 1:01.40. Crush’s season best of 1:01.99 from Mel Zajac is the 4th fastest time in the 15-16 age group nationally.

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5 years ago

A Lancaster from Carmel? Any relation to Jason Lancaster, former Carmel swimmer and national high school recorder in the 200 IM?

Reply to  bodybyfood
5 years ago

I’m guessing it’s the same! Jason Lancaster was a freak of nature back in the early 90s

Sweet Caroline
Reply to  Swimfish87
5 years ago

Carter and Kayden are his kids.

Reply to  Sweet Caroline
5 years ago

That’s awesome.

Reply to  bodybyfood
3 years ago

I think thats their dad
i swim on carmel swim club

Reply to  bodybyfood
3 years ago

yes thats his dad

5 years ago

Doesn’t this kind of thing happen every weekend at hundreds of meets across the country?

Reply to  Really?
5 years ago

Ummmmm,…. no. First of all, the OVC meet is special in itself in that it is the oldest running meet in the country. And SwimSwam covers it just about every year.
And secondly, no, there aren’t “hundreds of meets” around the country where two brothers swim races that ranks them both 6th in the Nation in their events! Lol
As a matter of fact, I will go out on a limb and say that I’m guessing no where in the country did any other age groupers from the same team swim at a meet that ranked them both in the top 10 in the country let alone two brothers.
So, I’d say it’s pretty significant and special… Read more »

Swim Dad
Reply to  Really?
5 years ago

Great job Boys! Extremely proud of you and all of your hard work!

5 years ago

That 12 year old girl didn’t go a 1:12, she went a 1:21. I freaked when I saw that jeez. You guys should correct that

Reply to  Carlos
5 years ago

A 1:12 in the 11-12 LCM BR is totally possible, especially given that it’s still 2-3 seconds off the NAG record set 20+ years ago.

Reply to  Carlos
3 years ago

i think they changed it
if it was lexie ward at least

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Nick has had the passion for swimming since his first dive in the water in middle school, immediately falling for breaststroke. Nick had expanded to IM events in his late teens, helping foster a short, but memorable NCAA Div III swim experience at Calvin University. While working on his B.A. …

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