Alexis Mesina Crushes National Age Group Record in 100 Breaststroke

10-year old Alexis Mesina of the Pleasanton Seahawks has crushed the National Age Group Record in the 100 yard breaststroke. Swimming at a local age group meet hosted by the Brentwood Sea Wolves 3 weeks ago, Mesina swam a 1:07.30(beating a teammate named Brooke Bennett, but not that Brooke Bennett) for the win.

That broke the 10 & under national record of 1:08.07 that was set 4 years ago by Meghan Lynch of the Greenwich YWCA Dolphins Swim Team in Connecticut. Lynch’s swim broke the prior record by almost 2 seconds. She remains one of only seven 10 & unders in history to go under 1:10 in the event.

Mesina’s prior best time in the event was a 1:08.49 done in August. Adam McDonald, the boys’ NAG Record holder, is the only 10 & under of either gender to have been faster t han her – he swam 1:06.95 in 2015.

Lynch retains the record in the 50 breaststroke with a 31.73.

Mesina’s other swims at the meet:

  • 50 free – 26.89 (1st)
  • 100 free – 57.84 (1st)
  • 50 back – 29.59 (1st)
  • 50 breast – 32.11 (1st)
  • 100 breast – 1:07.30 (1st)
  • 50 fly – 29.82 (1st)
  • 200 IM – 2:16.65 (1st)
  • 400 IM – 4:44.60 (1st in age group 2nd overall)

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1 year ago

1:08.07 to 1:07.30, how is that “almost 2 seconds”?

Reply to  Dmswim
1 year ago

The author clearly says that the previous record holder dropped the record by 2 seconds. From over 1:10 to 1:08.07

Reply to  Dmswim
1 year ago

_Lynch’s_ swim broke the prior record by almost 2 seconds.

1 year ago

Ms Messina, I don’t know you, but great job! Please keep enjoying swimming! Make time for other play activities! Enjoy yourself! Swimming is so much fun and a great blessing.

1 year ago

Quite an accomplishment to swim all four strokes that well. Keep up the hard work. Not far from the 50 BR record either.

cynthia curran
Reply to  John
1 year ago

Yes, she is much better at the stokes than an american record holder in the 100 yard breaststroke that I swam against in the early 1970’s. She is swimming close to the elite breastsrokers in the early to mid 1970’s that were teenagers or in their early 20’s.

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