Carson Foster Jumps to #3 in All-Time 15-16 200 Free Rankings


Swimming at the 2017 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East meet in Knoxville, Tennessee, 16-year old Carson Foster of the Mason Manta Rays jumped to 3rd on the all-time USA Swimming 15-16 age group list in the 200 yard free.

Foster led off his team’s 2nd-place relay with a 1:33.76, which was the fastest split of the night at either of the two championship sites. He was .02 seconds faster than Drew Kibler’s leadoff, who is the National Age Group Record holder for 15-16s (but is now 17).

Foster’s swim moves him ahead of Maxime Rooney for 3rd place. Rooney spent almost 2 years as the record-holder in this event.

Fastest 15-16s, 200 yard free, USA Swimming history:

  1. Drew Kibler, 2017 – 1:33.30
  2. Jack Walker, 2016 – 1:33.73
  3. Carson Foster, 2017 – 1:33.76
  4. Maxime Rooney, 2014 – 1:34.57
  5. Trey Freeman, 2017 – 1:34.92
  6. Kyle Gornay, 2013 – 1:34.99
  7. Dylan Carter, 2012 – 1:35.29
  8. Andrew Seliskar, 2013 – 1:35.34
  9. Michael Domagala, 2012 – 1:35.49
  10. Caeleb Dressel, 2013 – 1:35.51


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4 years ago

Picture definitely not in Knoxville… can even see “Minnesota” on the block, this is at U of M.

4 years ago

Why is the guy in the background allowed to have his phone out behind the blocks?

4 years ago

Is there anyone who broke a NAG record at 10, went through a drought for 6+ years, and broke another? If Carson pulls this off it would be pretty epic.

Rooting for this kid!

Reply to  fatsmcgee
4 years ago

Drought?? Ha ok

4 years ago

Out of topic but yesterday but Guilherme Costa broke the SA 1500 record with a 14;59;01 first SA swimmer with a sub 15

Steve Swims
4 years ago

The guy in the background yawning and checking his phone is clearly not impressed hahaha

4 years ago

Lochte 2.0

Reply to  Pvdh
4 years ago

I think Carson has more of a brain in his head than lochte but yes he is very good in all the strokes across many distances

4 years ago

Shout out to the sleepy timer checking his Instagram.

4 years ago

Sky’s the limit for this kid can’t wait for his individual swims

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