14-Year-Old Eric Xu Breaks Out With 50.07 100 Back (SCY)

by Ruth Beadle 6

March 12th, 2024 Club, News

2024 Georgia Age Group Championships

  • February 16-18, 2024
  • Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center
  • Short Course Yards (25 yards)
  • Full Meet Results 

Many swimmers earned new personal bests and Futures cuts at the Georgia 14 and under Age Group Championships hosted earlier this February.

The boys’ side saw a strong performance from 14-year-old Eric Xu of Dynamo Swim Club who earned six personal bests out of seven of his individual entries. In particular, his new personal best of 50.07 in the 100 back had him drop 1.11 seconds off his previous best. This puts him further under a 2024 Futures cut.

Xu is currently ranked 5th nationally in the 100 back for 13-14 boys for the 2023-2024 season. He also currently holds three individual 11-12 Georgia State All-Time Age group records.

Connor Christopherson from SwimAtlanta also had a standout performance in the 200 free. The 14-year-old’s time of 1:39.16 was only .03 short of his previous personal best and a 2024 Futures cut. Additionally, Christopherson earned a personal best of 21.22 in the 50 free, another Futures cut. He is currently ranked 4th nationally for 13-14 boys in the 200 free for the 2023-2024 season.

The girls’ side had 13-year-old Heba Fouitah from Aiken-Augusta Swim League with a stand out performance in the 100 back, clocking 55.94 for a near two-second drop off her previous best. She has swum the event three earlier times this season, with her old best time of 57.00 coming from the ASL Winter Invite in January 2024.

Other Meet Highlights:

  • SwimAtlanta’s 10-year-old Alex Kirsling took home the 9-10 boys high point award with 12 golds.
  • 11-year-old Madison Deeb of Dynamo Swim Club had a new personal best time of 1:01.70 in the 100 IM. She is currently nationally ranked 14th  in the event for girls 11-12 in the 2023-2024 season.
  • SwimAtlanta’s 10-year-old Haley Bolduc took the high point trophy for the girls with 11 gold medals and a silver .

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Jsu
2 months ago

Take a look at Texas Age Group Champs

Real
2 months ago

Please look at the Illinois age group state. 13-14 boys going 49 back 49 fly 137 2 free 44 100 free stupid stuff.

Michael Andrew Wilson
2 months ago

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MIchael Andrew Wilson
2 months ago

Headline had me thinking LCM and wondering if we had another Popovici or Thorpe on our hands

Fast and Furious
2 months ago

Title says 100 free, article says 100 back lol

Oldmanswimmer
Reply to  Fast and Furious
2 months ago

Yeah, I was thinking that a 50.0 in the 100 free wasn’t headline worthy.