In February, the girls of Carmel High School broke the National Public High School Record in the 200 yard free relay. On Thursday at the 2014 Indiana Senior State LC Championships, the club side of that program, the Carmel Swim Club, broke the 15-18 National Age Group Record in the 200 free relay.
The team of Veronica Burchill, Rachel Hayden, Claire Adams, and Amy Bilquist, and combined for a 1:42.29. That betters the 1:44.37 done by SwimMAC Carolina in 2013 – that’s a SwimMAC relay that included Faith Johnson, fresh off of an SEC title in the 50 free as a freshman at Tennessee. So good was this Carmel relay, that it broke the record by roughly half-a-second per swimmer. The team was nearly the same as the one that broke the high school record, except that Hayden replaced Hanna House.
Exact splits weren’t working on Meet Mobile, but per their coach Chris Plumb, the times were:
- Burchill (25.7)
- Hayden (25.8)
- Adams (25.7)
- Bilquist (24.8)
As compared to the old record splits of:
- Faith Johnson (25.10)
- Maria Sheridan (26.86)
- Maija Roses (26.12)
- Lauren Rhodes (26.29)
Full meet results available on Meet Mobile.