Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Bray Breaking Record Books At ISCAs


Disclaimer: BlueSeventy Swim of the Week is not meant to be a conclusive selection of the best overall swim of the week, but rather one Featured Swim to be explored in deeper detail. The BlueSeventy Swim is an opportunity to take a closer look at the context of one of the many fast swims this week, perhaps a swim that slipped through the cracks as others grabbed the headlines, or a race we didn’t get to examine as closely in the flood of weekly meets.

Virginia Gator Olivia Bray was part of 4 NAG record-breaking relays last week, while hitting two top-3 times in 15-16 age group history individually.

Bray and Virginia Gators teammates Emma Muzzy, Caroline Kulp and Whitney Hamilton combined to shred four of the five National Age Group relay records in their 15-16 age group. Their 200 medley went 1:39.21, taking down a SwimMAC record that included Olympian Kathleen Baker. Their 400 medley went 3:36.53, again knocking down a Baker/SwimMAC mark. Their 200 free relay was 1:30.99, taking almost a second off yet another SwimMAC/Baker team. And their 400 free relay was 3:19.52, taking more than a second off a record set by Longhorn Aquatics in 2007.

In addition, Bray had a long list of individual swims checking in among the best in age group history. Her 100 fly time of 51.48 sits second all-time for 15-16s. Her 200 fly (1:54.21) is #2 all-time. Her 100 back was 52.67, sitting 23rd, and her relay leadoff was even faster at 52.02, which hits #4 all-time. Her 200 free time of 1:46.37 sits 51st. She was also 55.76 in the 100 IM, 24.22 in the 50 back and 23.87 in the 50 fly.

The most impressive part? Bray is just 15 years old, still on the younger end of her age group.



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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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