Anthony Grimm Drops 45.60 100 Back for NAG Record in Orlando

by Robert Gibbs 13

March 22nd, 2019 Club, News


When Anthony Grimm blasted a 20.87 medley relay leadoff during high school season, it seemed only a matter of time before he’d be challenging some national age group records.

Sure enough, swimming tonight at the NCSA Spring Junior National Championships, Grimm took down the 15-16 national age group record in the 100 back with a 45.60.

That time clips 0.06s off the mark set by Gianluca Urlando three months ago at the Speedo Winter Juniors – West meet.

Here’s a look at the comparative splits from Grimm, Urlando, and the previous record-holder, Destin Lasco.

Comparative Splits:

  • Lasco – 22.61/23.32 = 45.93
  • Urlando – 22.15/23.51 = 45.66
  • Grimm – 21.78/23.83 = 45.60

Obviously the big difference was Grimm’s opening 50, which is not at all surprising given Grimm’s sprint speed and Ulrando’s proficiency at the 200 distances.

Grimm had previously ranked 4th in the age group with a 46.63 from a high school regional meet early in February. It’s likely he would’ve been faster at states two weeks later, but ended up not swimming the 100 back in the finals due to an apparent medical issue.

He’ll be swimming the 100 fly later tonight, where he is also the top seed.

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Mr Piano
5 years ago

MURICA gonna be FAST in 2024

5 years ago

Why did he get disqualified in his 100 fly?

Reply to  AdamPeaty
5 years ago

This is not official just based on this kids ability… His first underwater was most likely over 15 yards. i know that happened in his 100 IM but on the backstroke leg.

Reply to  Swim
5 years ago

He didn’t go over 15, it looked like he was moving on the block before the start, race video on USA Swimming

Justin Connors
5 years ago

Its insane to believe he swims with all of my friends

Reply to  Justin Connors
5 years ago

Wow, that is so insane.

Reply to  Justin Connors
5 years ago


Reply to  Justin Connors
5 years ago

Who are your friends I want swim with them too.

5 years ago

He swims in the same summer league as Seliskar. Seliskar currently holds a lot of the records. I doubt Seliskar will hold a lot of those records after this summer.

Reply to  PVSFree
5 years ago

Here are Seliskar’s two record-setting summer league swims:

50 fly (SCM):
100 IM (SCM) :

They were thought to be untouchable. Apparently not.

5 years ago


5 years ago

Holy mother of god this kid

Swim fan
5 years ago


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