Dynamo Swim Club Cracks Boys 15-18 200 Free Relay NAG, Muhammad Splits 22.26

by Spencer Penland 5

August 03rd, 2022 Club, National, News



  • 15-18 NAG: Spartan Aquatic Club, 1:32.43 (2021)

Top 8 Finishers:

  1. Dynamo Swim Club – 1:32.26
  2. Irvine Novaquatics – 1:32.76
  3. Mason Manta Rays – 1:32.95
  4. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics – 1:33.21
  5. Nitro Swimming – 1:33.28
  6. Rose Bowl Aquatics – 1:33.51
  7. SwimMAC Carolina – 1:33.74
  8. Lakeside Aquatic Club – 1:34.09

Dynamo Swim Club took the boys 200 free relay tonight at the Summer Junior Nationals in Irvine, breaking the 15-18 National Age Group Record in the process. The squad of Owen McDonald, Leo Roden, Cooper Cook, and Idris Muhammad took down the previous NAG, which was set last summer by Spartans Aquatic Club at the 2021 Georgia LC Senior State meet. Here is the split comparison between the Dynamo relay tonight and Spartans Aquatic Club’s relay from last summer.

Splits Dynamo Swim Club – 2022 Summer Junior Nats Spartans Aquatic Club – 2021 GA LC Senior State (Former NAG)
1st Leg Owen McDonald (23.68) Peter Sacca (23.22)
2nd Leg Leo Roden (22.96) Nathaniel Stoffle (23.03)
3rd Leg Cooper Cook (23.36) Colton McGrady (23.02)
4th Leg Idris Muhammad (22.26) John Beamon (23.05)
Final Time 1:32.26 1:32.43

Notably, Peter Sacca took Spartans Aquatic Club’s relay out considerably faster than Owen McDonald did for Dynamo. Roden was faster on the 2nd leg for Dynamo than Stoffle was for Spartans, but McGrady was 0.34 faster than Cook on the 3rd leg. The thing that put Dynamo over the edge tonight was the heroic 22.26 anchor from Idris Muhammad. Though Muhammad is 18 years old, he’s a rising sophomore at Purdue University, who has been training with Dynamo this summer. Nonetheless, Muhammad’s swim on the relay tonight was phenomenal, and we’ll be looking out for him in the individual 50 free on Friday.

You can watch the relay here:

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5 months ago

Congratulations, Dynamo grit.

5 months ago

It seems like a trend that’s many of today’s studs have parent(s) that were also good swimmers! Both of Shackels parents swam at Auburn in their heyday, Muhammad’s dad is Sabir who swam at Stanford, Erin Gemmell’s parents swam at Northwestern and Michigan, Gabriel Jett’s parents also swam at Auburn during those glory days, Buff’s parents both swam at Arizona and those are the ones I could just think of at the top of my head!
So is it the genes or the mentality and confidence the swimmers grow up in? Or just a coincidence?

Reply to  Ghost
5 months ago

I don’t think Sabir is Idris’s father. At least per his Purdue bio.

Reply to  Ghost
5 months ago

Sabir Muhammad is Kamal Muhammad’s dad, Idris is not related to them.

Reply to  Guy
5 months ago

Thanks! Sorry for mistake