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


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


Omg how exciting he is the one to watch


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.

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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 ^^

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