Drew Kibler Breaks 500 Free 15-16 NAG With 4:15.3 at Winter Juniors


Carmel Swim Club’s Drew Kibler just broke his 2nd 15-16 National Age Group Record in as many days at the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships (East). Kibler rocked a 4:15.36 in tonight’s finals to break the record and win gold ahead of Baylor Swim Club’s 16-year-old Trey Freeman, who also swam one of the fastest 500 freestyles of all time in the 15-16 age group with his 4:16.99.

Top 10 15-16 Boys 500 Freestylers:

  1. Drew Kibler, 4:15.36
  2. Matthew Hirschberger, 4:16.43
  3. Sean Grieshop, 4:16.59
  4. Trey Freeman, 4:16.99
  5. Townley Haas, 4:17.45
  6. Aidan Burns, 4:17.97
  7. Michael Phelps, 4:18.12
  8. Evan Pinion, 4:18.88
  9. Andrew Seliskar, 4:18.97
  10. Jeff Kostoff, 4:19.13

The previous NAG Record was a 4:16.43 done by Matthew Hirschberger in 2015. In breaking the record, Kibler dropped over 8 seconds off his previous best 4:23.82, which he swam at the 2016 USA College Challenge. This was the 2nd record Kibler took down this week, following his lightning fast 1:33.36 to set the 200 free NAG on the leadoff of the 800 free relay last night, which was a best time by 2 seconds.

Kibler’s Splits:

100 Split 200 Split 300 Split 400 Split Final Time
49.36 1:41.77 2:33.73 3:25.32 4:15.36

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4 years ago


4 years ago

Reece Whitley dropped a TON of time in that 2IM. Came in seeded at 1:47 and went a 1:43. Can’t wait to see his breaststroke races.

Reply to  Paul
4 years ago

He is still only 16? I am impressed. Agree his BR swims should be interesting to watch.

Reply to  Paul
4 years ago

Behind only MA for the nag

4 years ago

13 yo Gretchen Walsh went a 22.85 50fr. Thats good right?

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