Destin Lasco Takes One More, Breaks Maricano’s 50 Back NAG Record

Update: Marciano also swam a 24.56 on Sunday, so the two will be tied for this record.

Destin Lasco and Vinny Marciano have been battling, virtually at least, at two separate Junior Olympic meets at two separate locations in New Jersey this weekend, but at the end of the day, Lasco will walk away with all three 11-12 yards National Age Group Records.

He put the finishing touch on his meet with a 24.56 in the 50 yard backstroke. That broke the 24.61 done by Marciano on Saturday night (which in turn broke the 25.02 done by Lasco in January).

Lasco now holds this 50 yard backstroke record, the 100 yard backstroke record in 52.32, and the 200 yard backstroke record in 1:53.42.

According to our research, nobody has ever held all three records simultaneously dating back to at least 2001, when USA Swimming started tracking the top 100 in the 200 yard backstroke. Two swimmers prior to that time (David Chan 1992/1993 and Chas Morton 1984) held both the 50 and 100 back records.

Earlier in the night, Lasco swam a 1:57.89 in the 200 IM.

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7 years ago

THEY TIED FOR THAT RECORD. Vinny went a 24.56 exactly leading off a relay today. That is nuts!

bobo gigi
Reply to  SwimmerGuy
7 years ago

Thanks for the news. It’s crazy!

Please. Someone must organize next summer a meet with these 2 young phenoms.
By the way, I’ve always wondered why there weren’t age group national championships in USA. I don’t know. It would be cool to see the best 10 and under, the best 11/12 and the best 13/14-year-old American kids swim against each other at least one time a year.

7 years ago

H-O-R-S-E …

bobo gigi
7 years ago

Congrats to Mr Lasco for his impressive week!
I expected such performances from him and he hasn’t disappointed.
Little recap.
Day 1
4.17.69 in the 400 IM. A little warm-up to open the meet. 🙂
NAG record is 4.11.77 by Nicholas Silverthorn.
Day 2
1.46.62 in the 200 free. NAG record is 1.45.52 by Matt Magness.
55.43 in the 100 IM. NAG record is 53.86 by Michael Andrew.
1.53.42 in the 200 back. New NAG record.
Day 3
52.32 in the 100 back. New NAG record.
22.87 in the 50 free. NAG record is 21.85 by Michael Andrew.
Day 4.
1.57.89 in the 200 IM. NAG… Read more »

7 years ago

Given how good that 200 IM record is by Chas, the 157 is really impressive. (Perhaps not as impressive as the three NAGs in the backs but really impressive nonetheless.)

7 years ago

Cute picture of Destin Lasco – and congrats x 3!!!

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