Andrew Seliskar Cuts Over a Second from 200 IM National Age Group Record at NCSA’s

NCAP’s Andrew Seliskar has broken his second 15-16 National Age Group Record of the 2013 NCSA Junior National Championships with a 1:44.03 in the 200 yard IM. That takes more than a second off of the 1:45.17 set by Gunnar Bentz last year.

Seliskar was already the second-fastest in the age group’s history, as he came into the meet seeded at 1:45.21.

Bentz – 2012 22.70 Fly 26.81 Back 30.53 Breast 25.13 free 1:45.17
Seliskar – 2013 23.01 Fly 26.20 Back 29.25 Breast 25.57 free 1:44.03

Bentz himself is an outstanding breaststroker, but Seliskar swims that race far-and-away better than any 15-16 we’ve ever seen.As compared to Bentz’s swim from Short Course Nationals in December, the biggest difference for Seliskar was through the middle two legs; especially the breaststroke where Seliskar split a 29.25.

The scary math: Seliskar is only a high school sophomore, and this time would have placed him 11th at last year’s NCAA Championship meet. He also is the National Age Group Record holder in the 100 breaststroke (53.26) and the 200 breaststroke (1:54.87).

If you want to know where every top 10 team will be making their first calls on July 1, 2014: look no further than Andrew Seliskar.

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7 years ago

Wait…..what? A sophomore in high school going 144.0 in the 200 im? This is beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Is this guy going to be another Phelps…..or perhaps the first Andrew Seliskar! This guy is destined for unbelievable things.

Reply to  Jeffer
7 years ago

that’s what they said about david nolan

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Reply to  Jeffer
7 years ago

Please stop with the another MP. There was only one MP and there will not be another MP. What we have seen with him, we will not see it again. I prefer the first Andrew Seliskar. Same thing with Michael Andrew. All these great and fast kids are the MP generation. He has inspired them. And they swim fast.

7 years ago

Braden, for the younger swimmers, isn’t the rule changing to allow coaches to talk to them after sophomore year?

7 years ago

this brings up an interesting point.. who is the youngest person that would have qualified for NCAAs this year if they were in college. I nominate Braden to solve this

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