The boys have been having too much fun in the last year with the younger end of the National Age Group Records, and Alexandra Walsh of the Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club in Connecticut is turning the tide.
After breaking the 100 IM record on Friday, we alluded to the fact that Walsh was a great backstroker and there might be more records to come from her, and come they did. Walsh swam a 55.31 on Saturday in the 100 yard backstroke at the Connecticut Age Group Championships, which broke the 55.68 jointly held by Janet Hu and Kathleen Baker. That’s the fastest time in the history of 11-12 swimming in that event.
Walsh split 27.16/28.15 en route to her record-breaking performance. Her best time coming into the meet was a 55.98, so she wasn’t far off of the record. She has the 50 back to come with another shot at a record there.