arena Swim of the Week: Ayden Tan Lowers 10 & Under NAG Record In Boys’ 100 Breast

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DART Swimming’s Ayden Tan took down an 11-year-old National Age Group Record on Thursday, taking hold of the boys’ 10 & under mark in the 100 breaststroke (LCM).

Competing on the opening day of the 2023 Bill Rose Classic in Elk Grove, Calif., Tan put up a time of 1:18.56 in the final of the boys’ 100 breast, erasing the previous NAG record of 1:18.71 set by Ethan Dang in 2012.

You can read more about Dang’s record here.

Tan was coming into the competition having reset his personal best time down to 1:19.09 at the Woodland Spring Classic in May, and showed that he was on good form when he nearly took that mark down in the prelims, clocking 1:19.19.

He also won the 50 fly on Thursday, clocking 30.72 to mark a significant best time (and come within eight-tenths of the NAG record), and on Friday morning, he put up a time of 2:33.73 in the 200 IM.

Tan is already the holder of the 200 IM NAG at 2:27.23, set in April at the SMST Spring Splash.

Earlier this year, Tan broke NAG records in short course yards in the boys’ 10 & under 100 IM (1:00.89) and 200 IM (2:10.12).

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4 months ago

I timed him 🙂

Swim Dad
4 months ago

While every other age group has a Current Season Top 100 and an All Time Top 100, USA Swimming continues to only recognize the #1 swimmer in each event for 10U. I understand that USA Swimming has way bigger problems than 10U with regards to keeping records of times, but this particular policy exceeds incompetence & is actually insulting to the tens of thousands of kids who are number 2-100 this season or all time. Thanks again USA Swimming, you are number one at sucking and we won’t bother to look at who also sucks this much at rank 2-100.

Reply to  Swim Dad
4 months ago

Bro. Just stop coming to the site then.

Cali Lsc
Reply to  Swim Dad
4 months ago

Do you know how to use the time search function on their website?

Cali Lsc
Reply to  Cali Lsc
4 months ago

I’ve never seen a current season top 100 for age group swimming… and I am sure the reason why USASwimming doesn’t emphasize top 10&u swims is because of crazy parents like you. Is that you Willy?

Reply to  Swim Dad
4 months ago

I’m not sure SwimSwam should even be reporting on 10 year old rankings and results…..and I’m pretty sure you don’t really speak for the “tens of thousand” of 10U kids. They just want to swim and then hang out with their friends. I asked all of them and they said I could speak for them.

Reply to  Swim Dad
4 months ago

Go touch grass u bum

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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