Carson Foster Breaks National HS Record in 200 Free – 1:32.99

2019 OHSAA State Championships

  • February 20th-23rd
  • C.T. Branin Natatorium, Canton, OH
  • Short Course Yards
  • Live Results

National Junior Team member Carson Foster broke a the SCY 200 free National Public High School record today, blasting a wildly impressive 1:32.99. Foster, a junior at Cincinnati Sycamore HS, clipped the previous record held by Trey Freeman by 1-tenth of a second. Additionally, Foster’s time is now 3rd all-time for 17-18 boys in the USA Swimming SWIMS database, as just a 17-year-old.

Foster scared the record, which was at 1:33.09, in prelims, throwing down a 1:33.38 for what was at the time the 4th fastest HS swim to date. His time would currently rank 9th in the NCAA this year, with the SEC having already swum their conference championships.

Here is the new list of the top 5 high school 200 free times:

Rank Name Time
1 Carson Foster 1:32.99
2 Trey Freeman 1:33.09
3 Grant Shoults 1:33.26
4 Drew Kibler 1:33.30
5 Carson Foster 1:33.38

Here is the new list of top 5 high school 200 free performers:

Rank Name Time
1 Carson Foster 1:32.99
2 Trey Freeman 1:33.09
3 Grant Shoults 1:33.26
4 Drew Kibler 1:33.30
5 Jack LeVant 1:33.57

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The lists are missing Trey Freeman’s 1:33.09 from 2/9/18, that’s whats listed as the former national record.


Yet still not the A cut..


Easy people, it’s a testament to how fast the A cuts are. The kid’s flippin fast.

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Lmao some people are so particular about some of these kids man. How many of the people who are going to read the article and watch the race video can sit back and try to pretend they’re not impressed? This has LITERALLY never happened before to a high schooler, so sit back, live in the moment, and learn to enjoy the day. What this guy has done, and will do, is incredible. Take a bow Carson and Jake Foster.

He Said What?

Well, not quite. Back in the glory days of the 70s, Tim Shaw, at his high school CIF championships, broke the American record for the 500 yard free in 1975 just before the NCAAs. When NCAAs were over, Shaw’s time would have placed 2nd in finals as a high schooler. So, pretty good for back then and even for today’s tough standards.


That is an excellent piece of swimming history. Do you remember Tim Shaw’s time?

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