2018 NCSA JUNIORS (SCY)
- Tuesday-Saturday, March 13th-17th
- Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center, Orlando, FL
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13 year old Claire Tuggle, who swims for Clovis Swim Club, went a jaw-dropping 4:41.36 to win the 500 free at the 2018 NCSA Spring Junior National Meet. That was Tuggle’s 2nd event win of the meet, after winning the 200 free in a 1:44.96 last night. Tuggle dropped a whopping 5 seconds from her previous best time of 4:46.43. Her time comes in 5th in the USA Swimming all-time rankings for 13-14 girls. Even more impressive, she is now the fastest 13 year old 500 freestyler by over 3 and a half seconds. The previous fastest 13 year old was Madison Homovich, who went 4:44.99 as a 13 year old. Katie Ledecky, who holds the 13-14 NAG at 4:35.14, was 4:45.63 as a 13 year old.
Tuggle negative split the race, which is almost unbelievable. She was 2:21.22 on the first 250, and brought the 2nd 250 back in 2:20.14. Here are her splits:
Some interesting things to note about her splits are that she only had 1 29-point split, which came on her 3rd 50. Also, her 2nd 100 was her slowest split, which is pretty unusual.