Carmel Swim Club Girls Re-Break National Age Group Record in Finals

Just as they did in prelims, the Carmel Swim Club set another National Age Group Record in the finals of the girls’ 200 yard free relay to kick off the 2013 Winter Junior National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina on Thursday afternoon.

The same four swimmers as in prelims, in the same order, combined for a 1:30.13. That improves upon the 1:30.49 Meet/National Age Group Record that they set in prelims for 15-18’s.

Rachel Hayden, Amy BilquistClaire Adams, and Veronica Burchill were the four participants in finals. The first three swam very similar times to that which they did in prelims, but it was the 16-year old Burchill, on the anchor, who made a huge difference, knocking four-tenths of a second off of her split to take them from behind record-pace to well in front of it. The comparison is below.

Age   Prelims Finals
18 Rachel Hayden 22.95 22.82
16 Amy Bilquist 22.07 22.07
15 Claire Adams 22.71 22.87
16 Veronica Burchill 22.76 22.37
Total Time 1:30.49 1:30.13

The record coming into the day was a 1:31.09 set by a group from NCAP at last week’s senior Winter National Championships in Knoxville that included Janet Hu and Katie Ledecky.


See the full day 1 finals recap here.

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