Claire Curzan Drops a 24.43 LCM 50 Free, Breaks 17-18 NAG Record

2022 TYR PRO SWIM SERIES SAN ANTONIO

Claire Curzan of the TAC Titans broke her first long course 17-18 U.S. National Age Group record by winning the 50 free at the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio in a time of 24.43. With this swim, she takes down her future Stanford teammate Torri Huske‘s mark of 24.44 from last year by 0.01 of a second.

Girls’ 50 Meter Freestyle, 17-18 Age Group All-Time Rankings:

  1. Claire Curzan, TAC Titans – 24.43 (2022)
  2. Torri Huske, Arlington Aquatics – 24.44 (2021)
  3. Simone Manuel, First Colony Swim Team – 24.56 (2014)
  4. Gretchen Walsh, Nashville Aquatic Club – 24.64 (2021)
  5. Maxine Parker, Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club – 24.75 (2019)

Curzan’s time is also the third-fastest in the world this year, behind Sarah Sjostrom and Shayna Jack. Erika Brown, who finished second with a 24.81, also put herself in the world rankings by swimming the #5 time this year.

2022 World Rankings, Women’s 50-Meter Freestyle

RANK TIME SWIMMER MEET DATE
1 24.33 Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) Meeting International FFN – Golden Tour 2 3/6/22
2 24.42 Shayna Jack (AUS) NSW Open State Championships 2022 3/5/22
3 24.43 Claire Curzan (USA) TYR Pro Swim Series San Antonio 2022 4/1/22
4 24.73 Abbey Weitzeil (USA) TYR Pro Swim Series Westmont 2022 3/5/22
5 24.81 Erika Brown (USA) TYR Pro Swim Series San Antonio 2022 4/1/22

Curzan, who turned 17 last June, was previously ranked #4 all-time in the 17-18 age group with her 24.59 from the Westmont Pro Swim Series. In addition, it is important to note that this NAG isn’t even a best time for her. Her personal best is a 24.17 from last May, which currently stands 15-16 National Age Group record. Earlier this season, Curzan broke 17-18 NAGs in the 100 back, 100 fly, and 200 fly.

 

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Bobo Gigi
9 months ago

Such versatility
Back/Free/Fly
But at one point if she wants to be dominant in one event she will have to focus on free/fly or mostly on backstroke.
Otherwise she will stay very good in multiple events and will not win an individual gold medal at worlds or olympic games.

ArtVanDeLegh10
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
9 months ago

You can only focus on one stroke so much before it’s too much. Mixing up strokes is a good thing.

oxyswim
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
9 months ago

The best backstroker in the world in 2021 also had the top 2IM time in the world.

Fry
9 months ago

Is there a video available?

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