Carmel High School Girls Break 400 FR-R National HS Record By 6 Seconds… 3:15.38!!

The Carmel girls just made history, breaking all three national relay records in one meet for the second time in history. They wanted to go out with a bang, however. Not only did they break the national record, they beat it by more than 6 seconds! Yeah, you read that correctly… it wasn’t a typo. 6 seconds!!! Veronica Burchill, Claire Adams, Kendall Smith, and Amy Bilquist combined to beat the previous national public school of record of 3:21.20. The private school record was a little faster, but only by a little at 3:20.42.

They are now the only girls team that has ever broken all three national records in one meet, and they’ve done it twice. That relay secured their 29th consecutive Indiana State Championship title.

They also topped Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics 15-18 national age group record time of 3:16.58. Compared against the NCAA, there time would be the fourth fastest time in the country this season.

Take a look at the splits below:

  • Veronica Burchill – 48.48
  • Claire Adams – 48.68
  • Kendall Smith – 50.52
  • Amy Bilquist – 47.70

A full meet recap will follow shortly.

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Unbelievable! That swim is out of this world!


Does Carmel have any men? I hear often about a few of their girls but where are the men?


This has got to be SwimSwams swim of the week!!

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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