Andrew Seliskar Swims Second-Fastest 17-18 200 Breaststroke of All-Time

Update: USA Swimming has confirmed that Kevin Cordes’ 1:51.96 from 2012 is, in fact, the NAG Record, even though he wasn’t a member of the organization at the time – at the time of Seliskar’s swim, almost two years later, it wasn’t on the official records document, leading to a lot of confusion. Seliskar’s swim is still very impressive, though. The post below hasn’t been updated from original writing, but the headline has been.

NCAP’s Andrew Seliskar has broken the National Age Group Record in the 200 yard breaststroke on Friday night at the 2014 NCSA Championships, swimming a 1:52.21 in the 200 yard breaststroke. That was over a second faster than Kevin Cordes’ old National Age Group Record, set in 2011, of 1:53.55. It also improved Seliskar’s own personal best by two seconds. Carsten Vissering, who won the 100 breast in a National Age Group Record earlier in the meet in a new 15-16 National Age Group Record, was 2nd in nearly a record of his own with a 1:55.44.

Remember that this record was set by Cordes during his freshman year of college, at the UT Invite, where he was still a 17-18. Cordes would go on to finish 3rd at NCAA’s in this event that year (and would win the 100 breast that season as well).


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That time just looks ridiculous.

samuel huntington

let’s recap Andrew’s night:

46.89 in the 100 back

1:52.21 in the 200 breast

46.50 in the 100 fly

1:35.17 in the 200 free

Absolutely incredible.


This has to be the best night of swimming by an Age Group swimmer ever.


Especially with about ten minutes between the 200 breast and the 100 fly. Maybe another 20-25 between the 100 fly and the 800 free relay leadoff? Beast.

John Sampson

Andrew is a fantastic swimmer with an incredibly bright future. I am interested in what colleges he is looking at…obviously with everyone posting about his prestigious high school does that mean he is looking at a high level school such as cal/Stanford/Ivy League? I would love to see him go to Georgia and train with Kalisz and Bentz…talk about a crazy IM group


Seliskar’s 4 best events: 400 IM, 200 IM, 200 fly, and 200 breast. A school know for great results in the IMs, 200s of strokes, and long course: Florida!


Or a school known for being better in those events and long course… Michigan!


MICHIGAN!!! With Whitaker graduating, Bosch needs a training partner. Bosch swims the 200IM/400IM/200Fly as his main events. Has been a 1:55 200 Breast unrested and unshaved during the SMU classic.

Also, he would train with incoming Canadian junior national swimmer Evan White who will swim the 200IM/400IM/200Fly as his main events. His best 200 Breast in SC meters is a 2:10.

oh please let Michigan get him! haha 🙂

Julius Caesar

He could train with Rousseau, Wallace and Solaeche in IM,also Cieslak and Dressel in Fly. Dirty group, Seliskar would thrive in the swamp.


His brother swims for Purdue now and his family all went to Purdue. However, past performance does not guarantee future results.


Actually, his parents went to UVA. He keeps tight looped about his college decision as he doesn’t want it to become a story until he decides. Although, he definitely is going to college and does not plan on turning pro. He loves team swimming.

bobo gigi

Or he can turn pro and train at NBAC, not far from his home. :mrgreen:
Ok, I’m going to be killed! 🙂

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