Curl Burke’s Cassidy Bayer has broken the 11-12 girls’ 200 fly National Age Group Record for the second time in three weeks on Sunday evening at the Potomac Valley Senior Championships.
She swam a 2:17.65, which chopped another second off of the 2:18.61 she swam three weeks ago. On Friday, she also broke the National Age Group Record in the women’s 100 fly, where her 1:02.31 broke Dana Vollmer’s old mark for the group.
The difference in this swim was Bayer being comfortable enough to go out faster. She took this swim out in a 1:04.7 – as compared to the 1:06.3 that she started her old record with. She didn’t have quite the same back-half speed, but it more-than paid off for a new best time.
Before Bayer broke it once, the record belonged to Courtney Kalisz in 2:19.32.
Bayer wasn’t even the only 12-year old in this final that included swimmers as old as college aged. FISH swimmer Isabella Rongione was 6th in 2:25.43, though she was even better (2:21.75) in prelims.
Bayer doesn’t age up until September 9th.