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).