Aaron Shackell Breaks Carson Foster’s National High School Record With 1:32.85 200 Free

by Ben Dornan 9

February 24th, 2023 High School, News, Records

2023 IHSAA Boys High School State Championships

  • February 24 – 25, 2023
  • IU Natatorium at IUPUI Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • SCY
  • Live Results

Swimming at the 2023 Indiana High School Athletic Association Championships, Aaron Shackell downed the US high school record in the 200 freestyle. Shackell, a high school senior and Cal commit, posted a 1:32.85 to win the event and take down Carson Foster‘s previous record of 1:32.99, which he set in 2019.

In addition to setting a new high school record, he set a new Indiana high school record, which Drew Kibler set back in 2017 with a 1:33.30.

Shackell’s new record also came with a significant best time, shaving two seconds off the 1:34.88 PB that he set at the CSC Winter Invitational in January 2022. Shackell was quicker on all four splits and was roughly half a second faster on the final three.

Comparative Splits

2023 ISHAA Championships 2023 CSC Winter Invitational
50 21.46 21.65
100 44.81 (23.35) 45.46 (23.81)
150 1:08.75 (23.94) 1:10.05 (24.59)
200 1:32.85 (24.10) 1:34.88 (24.83)

Shackell was the fastest boy in the prelims by exactly five seconds with Walker Mattice hitting a 1:37.85. Connor Charlie was third with a 1:38.46, while Seth Cannon was fourth in 1:38.84. He will be the favourite to win the event during finals on Saturday and is also the top seed in the 500 freestyle (4:19.19).

2023 IHSAA Prelims Top 8

  1. Aaron Shackell (CAR) – 1:32.85
  2. Walker Mattice (ZION) – 1:37.85
  3. Connor Carlile (FISH) – 1:38.46
  4. Seth Cannon (Castle) – 1:38.84
  5. Will Raches (ZION) – 1:39.33
  6. Andrew Shackell (CAR) – 1:39.87
  7. Lewis Zhang (CAR) – 1:40.51
  8. Owen Dankert (CAFW) – 1:40.94

Shackell will have another shot at the record and a PB during finals on Saturday night, which will begin at 1 PM on Saturday, February 25.

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Nashville Skyline
9 months ago

Exciting to see Andrew in the mix too. Way to go boys

9 months ago

6 men under 1:40 is amazing. Fast meet!

9 months ago

Every year Carmel Swim Club and Chris Plumb amazes me. It is so refreshing to see elite club coaches not be drawn into collegiate ranks! Props to Chris and the entire program!

9 months ago

His commitment article from a year ago listed his best time as 1:37.54! Crazy drop if true.

Joel Lin
9 months ago

Lucky Cal Bears. What a great get for them.

Congrats to Aaron, more great things to come.

9 months ago

Modglin also got national record in 100 back.

9 months ago

Great, another cracked Cal commit that can carry the team for 4 years

9 months ago