Charlotte Crush Breaks Another National Age Group Record at Southern Premier Prelims


  • March 3-6, 2023
  • Centennial Sportsplex, Nashville, TN
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Results (MeetMobile)/Web results

14-year-old Lakeside (Kentucky) swimmer Charlotte Crush has rebroken her own National Age Group Record in the 100 yard backstroke on Sunday morning.

Crush swam 51.00, which shaves .01 seconds off the old 13-14 record that she set late last year. She’s now taken, in total, .03 seconds off Levenia Sim’s old record in the event in three months.

Crush swam almost an identical race to her last record, she just managed to get on the wall a fingernail sooner to break the record.

Splits Comparison:

Charlotte Crush Charlotte Crush
Southern Premier Winter Juniors
New 13-14 Record
Old 13-14 Record
50y 24.72 24.69
100y 26.28 26.32
Total Time 51.00 51.01

Crush ages up in the next couple of weeks and this was likely her last meet before turning 15. 51.00 Would already rank her 3rd in the 15-16 age group, though, behind only Olympians Claire Curzan (50.03) and Regan Smith (50.58).

This is Crush’s second National Age Group Record of the week. She previously broke Missy Franklin’s all-time 13-14 mark in the 200 yard backstroke (1:50.95).

Crush has also swum lifetime bests in the 200 free (1:47.58), 200 fly (1:57.67), and 200 IM (1:59.68) so far this week. Both backstrokes and the 200 fly resulted in wins, even racing in the open age group against mostly-older competition.


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2 months ago

50.4 in finals!!!

Old Swimmer
2 months ago

I love the last name

Lord farquad
2 months ago

Leah shackley (16) just went 50.8 at highschool districts at penn state

2 months ago

All the ‘crush’ puns incoming…

Bored in Ky
2 months ago

How about her relay splits? Impressive..

2 months ago

Something must have gone horribly wrong in the lab! How are Yanyan’s Kate Douglass clones already 14 years old???

Reply to  Willswim
2 months ago

Accelerated aging is possible in clone technology

Reply to  Willswim
2 months ago

Begun, the clone war has.

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