Daniel Diehl Sets New 13-14 NAG Record in 200 Yard Free (Race Video)

EAGLE SWIM TEAM VIRTUAL MEET #2 – SENIOR DIVISION

  • October 9th – 11th, 2020
  • McDonogh School, Maryland
  • Short Course Yards (SCY)
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “MDSI Virtual Meet Series 20-21/005”

On Saturday in Maryland, 14-year-old Daniel Diehl of the Cumberland YMCA set a new National Age Group record in the boys 200 yard freestyle with a best time of 1:36.75. The previous 13-14 NAG record was set by Destin Lasco in 2016 at 1:38.24.

Diehl’s former best 200 free time (1:40.01), which he swam in March at the Maryland 14 & Under LSC Championships, pre-pandemic, held the 26th top time for 13-14 year-olds in the country. Diehl already qualifies for Summer Juniors in the 100 back.

This is Diehl’s first NAG Record.

Splits:

Daniel Diehl
50 22.59
100 24.85
150 24.85
200 24.46
Total Time 1:36.75

Diehl also raced in the boys 400IM, touching the wall with another best time of 3:56.56. This ranks him 11th among the all-time top fastest 13-14 year-olds in the event, ahead of Michael Phelps and Luca Urlando.

Nate Sukeena, who recently committed to the U.S. Navy, won the 400IM with a best time of 3:54.47. 

18-year-old Colin Bitz claimed 2nd place in Diehl’s 200 free heat with a time of 1:42.54. Bitz is also a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly and 200 fly. This 200 free was about 2 seconds off of his best time (1:40.06) from February.

In the boys’ 200 breast, 14-year-old Caiden Bowers dropped over 4 seconds and touched the wall with a new Futures qualifying time of 2:06.69. Sukeena claimed 1st place in the event with another best time of 2:02.08.

Daniel Diehl Race Video

Full Session, time-stamped to the start of the 200 free:

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swimfan210_
12 days ago

Oh my god, that’s absolutely insane. Congratulations swimmers!

JCO
12 days ago

14 year olds going 1:36 now. Wow that is truly incredible

Khachaturian
Reply to  JCO
11 days ago

I have never felt slower😎!

Iloveracing-and-swimming
12 days ago

Dropped NAG by more than 1.5 seconds!