15-Year Old Adam Chaney Splits 22.44 in 50m Free for NAG Relay Record


The 15-16 boys from the Mason Manta Rays in Ohio have broken their 2nd National Age Group Record of the weekend at the Columbus Sectional Championships. Using the same four-some, but in a different order, they finished the 200 long course meter medley relay in 1:34.09 on Saturday.

That broke the 2016 record of 1:34.63 set by Irvine Novaquatics. That foursome took almost 1.3 seconds off the old record in the event.

Comparative Splits:

Mason Manta Rays New Record Old Record IRVINE NOVAQUATICS
Carson Foster 23.68 24.22 Benjamin Blevins-Boor, 16
Jacob Foster 23.61 23.72 Hunter Hitchens, 15
Tyler Babinec 24.36 23.45 Justin Nguyen, 16
Adam Chaney 22.44 23.24 Owen Kao, 15
1:34.09 1:34.63

What is most remarkable about Mason’s swim was the 22.44 anchor from 15-year old Adam Chaney. Earlier in the meet, Chaney was 7th in the individual 50 free with a 23.77 – which was his lifetime best swim. He was the youngest swimmer in that A-final by 2 years.

If that wasn’t impressive enough, he showed up big-time in this relay, dropping 1.33 seconds on the anchor – which they needed. Even a 23.0, which still would’ve been an outrageous split for a 15-year old who flat starts 23.7, wouldn’t have gotten the record.


In This Story

Leave a Reply

Notify of

oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
5 years ago

200 meter free relay. Really fast though

5 years ago

Adam chaney was the anchor…great group! Great race for all 4…order in picture is carson, jake, tyler, Adam.

5 years ago

Adam chaney is far right…great job boys!

5 years ago

From someone who was on deck, i’m prety sure it was Carson Foster anchoring that relay. Great splits all around though.

Swimmer 1089
Reply to  Stoyle
5 years ago

From someone who was actually paying attention on deck, I am CERTAIN that Adam Chaney anchored the national record-breaking relay.

Manta Rays
Reply to  Stoyle
5 years ago

Adam Chaney anchored the relay. He anchored in a 22.7 at Greenboro this summer as well. Consistency and flat starts are a work in process. 🙂

5 years ago

Is he far left? That kid looks like he lifts a decent amount already compared to his team-mates.

Reply to  Dee
5 years ago

Kid on the left is Carson Foster. Apparently somebody on deck said it was him who went that split. Which would make more sense because he is more muscular, faster overall, and also was 23.8 to the feet anchoring their 4free

Reply to  Braden Keith
5 years ago

I never said it was him who did it, but all I did was speculate that it would make more sense if it was him. Also, I have seen countless times where the results did not match the names of the order of the kids on the relay, mainly due to a switch that the meet managers forgot to change. As in the coach correctly made the switches but the people managing the meet/results made an error

swim coach
5 years ago

he is already peaked just like michael andrew

5 years ago

This article needs some correcting. The anchor took 1.3 seconds off his best time. The relay only took .6 off the record. Also this is obviously the 200 FR relay not the 200 MR…just look at the splits and time!

Jordan Decker
5 years ago

Go Mason Manta Rays!!

About Braden Keith

Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

Read More »