Central Ohio Aquatics Takes Down Rose Bowl’s 15-16 National Record in the 200 Free Relay

2024 Tim Myers Memorial Ohio Senior Championship

  • February 29-March 3, 2024
  • Mason Municipal Aquatic Center, Mason, Ohio
  • Short Course Yards (25 yards), Prelims/Finals
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2024 OH Tim Myers Memorial SC Senior Champs” (or search “Mason”)

In a Saturday afternoon Time Trial at the Ohio Senior Championships, a quartet from Central Ohio Aquatics broke the 15-16 boys’ National Age Group Record in the 200 yard free relay.

Austin CarpenterJake LloydAlex Wu, and Brad King combined for a 1:21.75. That broke the old record of 1:22.10 that was set in 2021 by a team from Rose Bowl Aquatics that included big names like Ronald Dalmacio and Rex Maurer.

That group of Rose Bowl swimmers broke all three 15-16 records in free relays in 2021.

Splits Comparison:

New Record Old Record
Central Ohio Aquatics
Rose Bowl Aquatics
50y Austin Carpenter – 20.17
Ronald Dalmacio – 21.04
100y Jacob Lloyd – 20.12
William Kim – 20.37
150y Alex Wu – 20.64
Zach Larrick – 20.68
200y Brad King – 20.82
Rex Maurer – 20.01
1:21.75 1:22.10

The big split for COA was Alex Wu on the 3rd leg. His flat-start best, from December, is 21.72, and he split 1.08 seconds better than that on this relay. The anchor King also undercut his pre-meet flat-start best by .75 seconds – though he has swum a best time this weekend, going 21.19.

Last weekend, Carpenter was the Ohio High School Division I State Champion in the 100 breaststroke and Lloyd won the 50 free.

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1 month ago

Not a fan of calm water / TT records

Austin Carpenter
Reply to  JDSwim3
1 month ago

We (austin carpenter, jake lloyd, brad king) went a 1:21.5 at ohio high school state championships in the A final with the same exact line up, but it did not count because alex wu did not swim and instead andrew zarick did, who does not compete for coa, but will join in the summer. You may not be a fan, but we would destroy it either way. Jake and I both added .2 and brad added .3 and we still got it.

Brad King
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1 month ago

As i can understand your dislike of time trial records, would that not mean we would be way faster in a actual event. No need to hate on our record if we broke it with no competitors. If you swam the record in a time trial you would understand how hard it is, but I dont think you have. In conclusion, our time trial record should be respected not disliked and like austin said we all added on our splits and still broke it.

Reply to  JDSwim3
1 month ago

You don’t have to be a fan of it but it’s still a record.

Max Gao
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1 month ago


1 month ago

It’s great to see Jake, Austin and Alex back competing together again!

Coach John
1 month ago

Proud of how far Alex and Austin have come these last few years. Keep up the good work boys!

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