WATCH: Claire Curzan Destroys Own 13-14 100 FL (SCY) NAG at Cary


  • March 7-10, 2019
  • Triangle Aquatic Center, Raleigh, NC
  • SCY Format
  • Live Results

In the 100 fly finals on day 2 of the Cary Sectionals, 14-year-old Claire Curzan of TAC Titans destroyed her own NAG by nearly a second in a tight race against 17-year-old Regan Smith (Riptide).

Curzan’s finals time of 50.64 took down her previous NAG of 51.60 from February of this year. Ranking Curzan among all 18&U swimmers all-time, she would be third behind Regan Smith who swam 50.45 this morning, and Olivia Bray (50.19).

Below is a split comparison between Curzan from her February NAG and her new NAG from today.

Claire Curzan NAG February 2019 Claire Curzan NAG March 2019
23.90 23.94
27.70 26.70
51.60 50.64

In the final, Curzan was trailing behind Smith’s 23.53 first 50 split. But Curzan challenged Smith in the final 50 with her 26.70 versus Smith’s 27.00 split. Smith won the race, but gained from her prelims swim with a 50.53.

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1 year ago


Reply to  Snarky
1 year ago

What this video needs is more finger blocking the lens, more jumping up and down and more screaming. What a way to ruin a great accomplishment. Enjoy rewatching that on mute in the future.

PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
1 year ago


PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
1 year ago

Also went 48.77 in the 100 free (moves from 10th to 5th all time in the age group).

Regan Smith was 48.07 to move to 13th in 17-18s.

bill till
Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
1 year ago

Yes, how? I know very fast college age guys that barely went this fast….

1 year ago

I don’t understand SCY, but I understand that is an insane time for a 14yo. Wow.

Reply to  Dee
1 year ago

‘woulda placed 4th at 2018 NCAAs.

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