Carson Foster Becomes Youngest Swimmer to Ever Break 30 Seconds in 50 Fly [Video]

One more for good measure: for the third time in his last three swims, the Cincinnati Marlins’ Carson Foster has broken the 10 & under National Age Group Record in the 50 fly. This time, though, he broke a magic barrier, becoming the youngest swimmer to ever go under 30 seconds with a 29.91 to win the Ohio Junior Olympics race.

That time is better than the 30.18 that he put up in prelims on Saturday morning as the new record, and has now dropped the time six-tenths of a second, a mile in swimming terms, off of the old mark in three record-breaking swims.

Most swimmers don’t start to “pop” in this 50 fly until around age 12; only about 25 swimmers even at age 11 have been under 30 seconds. But Foster, who is not all that big for a 10-year old, is way ahead of that curve.

He was also a part of the Marlins’ relay that broke a relay record on Friday evening.

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bobo gigi
10 years ago

Will he break the 100 fly NAG record of Michael Phelps? I think he can do it.

10 years ago

Nice job!
Michael Andrew was a 31,07 as a ten year old… at eleven he was a 29.25… but at twelve he was a 26.22!!! Love to see what Foster’s coach has planned out for his long term development for the next eight years!

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