14 Year-Old Josh Zuchowski Swims 57.11 100m Back in Clearwater

by Robert Gibbs 6

March 20th, 2019 Club, News

14 year-old Josh Zuchowski posted what appears to be the 3rd-fastest time ever by a 13-14 year-old in the 100 back (LCM), swimming a 57.11 tonight at the 2019 Spring Florida International Swim Meet, winning by over four seconds in his only event of the session.

According to the USA Swimming database, only Michael Andrew (56.83) and Destin Lasco (56.84) have been faster. By way of comparison, world record holder Ryan Murphy’s best time as 14 year-old was 57.76, which now sits at #6 all-time, with Benjamin Ho (57.39) and Vinny Marciano (57.46) now the 4th- and 5th-fastest ever.

Tonight, Zuchowski knocked nearly two seconds off his personal best time, with his previous best sitting at 59.02 from last summer’s Florida Southern Zone Sectional meet.

Zuchowski currently holds several IM national age group records for the 11-12 age group.

Full Wednesday results here.

Leave a Reply

4 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted

Great swim Josh. I see a lot of finals aren’t full heats. How many swimmers are in this meet?

nova swimmer

there weren’t many. i swam in it and there were considerably less than any other national-level meet i’ve been to.


And GB is struggling to get a sub 54 backstroker out of all its Male open age swimmers 😭


Luke Greenbank and Nick Pyle will both swim sub 54 this season


Fantastic Job Josh! You’ve worked so hard for this!!