Alexis Wenger of the Grosse Point Gators has broken the 13-14 girl’s National Age Group Record in the 100 yard breaststroke during prelims on Wednesday morning at the NCSA Spring Championship in Orlando, Florida.
Wenger swam a 1:00.02, which broke her own record of 1:00.75, and she held the record before that as well with a 1:00.98 (done when she was only 13).
- Wenger ’13: 28.30 + 32.68 = 1:00.98
- Wenger ’14: 28.70 + 32.05 = 1:00.75
- Wenger ’15: 28.00 + 32.02 = 1:00.02
As Wenger’s swimming has matured, she’s taken an interesting progression, Whereas in her first record-breaking swim, she was very fast in the first 50, that front-half became more relaxed in 2014 when she improved her back-half. Now, she’s put her best front-half together with her best back-half, and almost became the youngest swimmer in history to go under a minute in the event.
The second-fastest 13-14 girl of all-time in the event is Allie Raab, who swam a 1:00.84 at last weekend’s Pennsylvania High School State Championship meet.
In finals, the race will change to long course. Wenger’s best time is a 1:12.84 in a 50 meter pool. The record in that race is a 1:08.09, done by Amanda Beard in 1996 – where she was an Olympic medalist.