Carson Foster Swims 2nd-Fastest 400 Yard IM in 13-14 History

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 9

October 21st, 2016 Club, News

14-year old Carson Foster, one of the youngest males to qualify for this summer’s U.S. Olympic Trials, has swum the 2nd-fastest time in the 400 yard IM in the history of the 13-14 age group.

Swimming at the CLPR Halloween Meet on Friday, Foster swam 3:52.25, which is just short of Michael Andrew‘s National Age Group Record of 3:52.08 swum in 2014.

Foster’s time broke his own Ohio LSC Record for the age group by 6-and-a-half seconds – in March he swam 3:58.69.

Foster currently holds two National Age Group Records – the 50 meter fly for 10 & unders and as a part of the Cincinnati Marlins’ 400 meter free relay.

Fly:  52.83 (24.43 / 28.40)
Back:  1:00.06 (30.70 / 29.36)
Breast:  1:05.97 (32.64 / 33.33)
Free:  53.39 (27.69 / 25.70)

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Carson is built better than me as a 14 year old then I was at 17 years old



bobo gigi

Carson Foster broke MP’s 10 and under 100 fly NAG record in long course 4 years ago, so definitely a special kid.
And as a big 400 IM fan, cool to see him develop like that and become a great IMer, like MP…. 🙂


When does he age up?


Not until August.


He was 14 at a meet last year on November 13, 2015, and 13 at a meet on November 7, 2014; so, I would think he turns 15 in the next 10 days. Don’t know where you get August …

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