Cincinnati Marlins Swimmer Breaks 10 & Under NAG Record in 50 Fly [VIDEO]

  24 Braden Keith | July 11th, 2012 | News

Cincinnati Marlins swimmer Carson Foster has broken a 16-year old National Age Group Record Tuesday night at a Time Trial on Tuesday night.

With his 50 fly swim of 30.26, he broke the 10 & under boys National Age Group Record that has withstood a slew of impressive attempts – including the great Michael Phelps, who holds the 100 mark for that age group.

The old record belonged to MJ El-Amin in 30.55, set back in 1996. El-Amin would go on to be an Olympic Trials qualifier and be one of the most prolific swimmers in the history of Florida A&M before the varsity program was cut.

The young Marlin is within a second-and-a-half of Phelps’ mark in the 100. He still has at least two big meets, the LSC and Zone Championships, to swim before aging up, so he could still have records to swim.

Foster also paired up with teammates Ian Brann, Aaron Sequeira, and Jacob McDonald to set an Ohio LSC Age Group Record in the 400 medley relay at 5:11.13. If you can imagine, that swim cut nearly 30 seconds off of the 5:40 that was set by the Greater Toledo Aquatic Club in 1984. A 27-year old record going down by roughly 40-meters is stunning.

This meet, though just a mid-week “time trial,” is an officially-sanctioned USA Swimming event; the Marlins hold one every long course and short course season in the famed Keating Natatorium at St. Xavier High School. The Marlins are one of the most storied club programs in the history of American swimming, having produced 23 Olympic medals, 15 World Records, and a stunning 60 National Champions.

Update: a video of the swim has been added above, and his technique looks pretty solid. A wide entry, stays pretty low to the water. A stroke any 10 & under coach would be happy with.


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It s amazing how evolution makes the sport crazy fast.Last week had a champs in Brazil and a guy made 24.71(50 free) and 53.49(100free) in 13-14years-old category.Cesar Cielo was a 25.2 swimmer at 14 and 53 mid in 100 free at 15..

Yolane Kukla was 24.74 and 54.02 when she was 14!
(I think that must be fastest times ever for 14 yo girl)
and she has not been faster since.

She already had great muscle strength because she was a former gymnast.

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This from USA swimming: The Age Group Development Committee supports the Time and Recognition Committee’s decision to eliminate the 10 & Under category in the National Recognition program. Every reward system is based on values and philosophy; in our recognition program, we want to measure, and we want to reward, those things we consider most important. We want to reinforce those behaviors we consider most beneficial to the swimmers involved. This means we want to encourage well-rounded swimming development across the four strokes, technical development, and aerobic base development among our youngest competitive swimmers. We believe that emphasizing existing USA Swimming and local programs for 10 & Unders best serves the long-term growth of these age group swimmers. Just makes… Read more »

Carson has been swimming for six years – tremendous amount of improvement over last year’s times. His 50 free and 50 fly times are about .5 seconds difference… I am sure that his coach has a long term plan for his career!


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