Adele Zyniewicz Breaks Leah Hayes’ 10 & Under NAG Record

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 5

August 06th, 2016 Club, News

2016 Central Zone Mega Zone

Late last week, Team Illinois swimmer Leah Hayes broke the 10 & under National Age Group Record in the 50 free at the Illinois Age Group Long Course Championships, swimming a 28.33, breaking the former record held by Adele Zyniewicz. Earlier this week, she and Team Indiana swimmer both were better than the old NAG Record in the 100 free.

On Saturday, a rivalry blossomed, as the 10-year old Zyniewicz from the Michiana YMCA took her record back, besting Hayes head-to-head with a 28.13, with Hayes swimming next to her in 28.43. Before Zyniewicz took it down almost two weeks ago, the record was a 28.58.

The swim came in the very next girls’ event after Hayes broke the 10 & under National Age Group Record in the in the 200 IM.


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tea rex

This is crazy.
I thought I was a really good swimmer when I was that fast… and I was a 12 year old boy.


28.3 is still good for a 12 year old boy


Big deal, I know someone who goes 26.7

But he’s a boy.
And he’s 14
and like 6’2

Swim mom Yo

What a privilege to see those races today. First the 2IM and then the 50 free. I hope they will race each other for a long time.

The 200 free will be wild for sure tomorrow!!

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