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.