Ethan Dang takes down Reece Whitley’s 11-12 NAG in the 200 yard breast

Jared Anderson
by Jared Anderson 5

November 23rd, 2014 Club, News

Ethan Dang continues to etch his name into the National Age Group (NAG) record books this weekend, breaking the 200 breaststroke NAG with a 2:09.37, according to King Aquatic Club coach Chris Ngy.

Dang, who broke both of the long course breaststroke records in the 11-12 age group earlier this year, now grabs his second short course national mark. He owns the 10&under 100 breast mark, and now erased the 11-12 200 breast record held by Reece Whitley.

Whitley, of course, is now on his own tear through the record books in the 13-14 division.

Dang’s time at the Pacific Northwest Division 3 Age Group Invite got under Whitley’s old mark by just .03. Dang went 2:09.37, a lifetime-best for him by a whopping five seconds.

This 2:09 is probably a lot more on par with his long course time, though, which stands at 2:27.88. The next record that would appear to be in Dang’s sights is the short course 100 breast mark, also a Whitley-owned record at 59.90. Dang’s best so far in his career is 1:01.56, but he’s also been a very quick 1:08.96 in the long course pool.

Dang’s splits from the meet:

200 breast – 29.39/1:02.36/36.01/2:09.37
100 breast – 28.51/1:00.35
200 IM – 26.63/58.79/1:32.92/2:02.70

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8 years ago

Look for faster times at PNS Championships starting December 18.

Reply to  whoknows
8 years ago

Are you saying this 11-12 NAG record holder is going to go faster? That sounds crazy!! I thought he would go slower at his champs meet….

viewfromthe stands
Reply to  Swim1
7 years ago

Seeing is believing! Ethan is poetry in motion.

bobo gigi
8 years ago

And one more from the Bobo Gigi’s NAG record watching list for the 2014/2015 SCY season! 🙂
Andrew Rogers (10 and under)
Winn Aung (11/12)
Christopher Hardt (11/12)
Ethan Dang (11/12) 1 NAG record!
Zachary Hils (13/14)
Reece Whitley (13/14)
Michael Andrew (13/14)
Ryan Hoffer (15/16) 1 NAG record!
Grant House (15/16)
Caeleb Dressel (17/18)
Townley Haas (17/18)
Andrew Seliskar (17/18)

Claire Tuggle (10 and under)
Jeremiah Leah Tandingan (10 and under)
Sophie Housey (11/12)
Regan Smith (11/12) 7 NAG records!
Chase Travis (11/12)
Kate Douglass (11/12)
Alexis Wenger (13/14)
Anya Goeders (13/14)
Beata Nelson (15/16) 2 NAG records!
Katie Ledecky (17/18)
Abbey Weitzeil (17/18)
Janet Hu (17/18)
Kathleen Baker (17/18)

Big congrats to Ethan Dang!

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
8 years ago

I forgot Simone Manuel (17/18). 2 NAG records!

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Jared Anderson

Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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