Dare Rose Breaks 13-14 National Age Group Record in 200 Free

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 8

August 11th, 2017 Club, News


14-year old Scarlet Aquatics swimmer Dare Rose has sneaked under the 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 200 meter free. Swimming in Friday’s C-Final at the 2017 Speedo Junior Nationals, Rose swam 1:53.30.

After swimming 1:53.39 in prelims to just miss the record, Rose dropped .08 seconds to clip a tie between Trey Freeman and Aldan Johnson, who both swam 1:53.31 in 2015.

Rose’s best time coming into the meet was a 1:54.25 from March, which he’s improved three times this week (once on a relay, and twice on Friday in the individual event).

In Rose’s finals swim, he opened up a touch faster, and while it cost him some on the third 50, he recovered with a great closing length to get the record – finishing three-tenths better than he did in the morning.

Comparative Splits:

  • Dare Rose prelims – 26.82/28.72/28.74/29.11 = 1:53.39
  • Dare Rose finals – 26.51/28.75/29.23/28.81 = 1:53.30

This is Rose’s 2nd National Age Group Record. He also holds the 11-12 record in the 200 long course fly with a 2:11.85 swum in 2015.


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5 years ago

the age group championships in new jersey must be fun to watch, throw in names like Destin Lasco, Matthew Fallon, Dare Rose, and Jack Alexy, you have to have some kind of good races that are going down in this territory.

bobo gigi
5 years ago
Bo swims
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

https://cg2017.gems.pro/Result/Event_List.aspx?Sport_GUID=346c9aa2-699d-462d-862f-438981700d06&SetLanguage=en-CA&Gems_ScreenWidth=360&Gems_ScreenHeight=640&Gems_ScreenAvailWidth=360&Gems_ScreenAvailHeight=640 Some fast 14 year olds up here as well… 2 boys were 2:03 in 200 Fly. Cole Pratt set Canadian NAG in 200 Free as well. Less than a second behind this swim ^^

5 years ago

Omg how exciting he is the one to watch

Reply to  Antonia
5 years ago

I have seen him at local meets in New Jersey and it’s incredible to see how he can beat kids that could be 4-5 years older than him. It’s unreal.

5 years ago


Reply to  Swimmer?
5 years ago

Crikey! And I’m talking about 11-12 2.11 for the 200m fly

Reply to  Billabong
5 years ago

For real. I’m more blown away by that one!

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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