Clare Tuggle Breaks 100 Free National Age Group Record At Clovis Age Group Summer Slam

Clare Tuggle another Olympian’s national age group record this weekend at 2015 Clovis Age Group Summer Slam in Fresno, California.

Tuggle swam the 100m freestyle twice at the meet. The first time she swam it, she came within three one-hundredths of Lia Neal’s 10&under record of 1:02.11. At the touch in the first try, Tuggle was a 1:02.14 to miss the record by such a slim margin.

Tuggle gave it another attempt, and in doing so, managed to break the record and become the first 10&under girl to ever go under 1:02 in the 100m freestyle. At the wall she was a 1:01.86 to better her first swim by 0.28 seconds and solidify her record performance. Tuggle won the final by 7.56 seconds.

Earlier in the meet, Tuggle swam a 4:41.89 in the 400m freestyle to win the 12&under race, which would have been under Elizabeth Beisel’s old National Age Group Record, had Tuggle not broken it earlier in June with a 4:37.41.

Currently, Tuggle is the only swimmer to hold an American age group record in both the 100 and 400m freestyles.

This weekend Tuggle was representing the Central California LSC All-Star team, however she trains and competes with the Yosemite Marlins.

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5 years ago

Great swim, however how is this 2 NAGs? The 100 free in her second swim and?

CT Swim Fan
5 years ago

It astounds me that a 10 year old girl can do a 101.8 in the 100 meter free. WOW!

bobo gigi
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5 years ago

Amazing! Claire would have beaten the legend Dawn Fraser at the 1956 olympic games with her time of 1.01.86.! Gold medal and new world record at 10! Not a bad way to start a very promising career.

bobo gigi
5 years ago

That young girl looks special.
Congrats once again.
She holds now the 10 and under 100 free (1.01.86), 200 free (2.16.30) and 400 free (4.37.41) NAG records in long course.
If I remember well, I believe that her birthday is in July. If she still has another meet before turning 11 and based on her progression over the 100 free, I think she can lower her 200 free record to around 2.14.
And if someone could film her races next time so that we could appreciate her technique, it would be very nice.

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