Ethan Young Breaks 100 Back NAG Record at GA State Meet

14-year old Ethan Young from Dalton High School has taken the top seed into finals of the 100 back at the Georgia High School State Championships, and along with it a National Age Group Record. His 49.12 breaks the 2009 record held by former Texan, and current Stanford freshman, Gray Umbach at 49.20.

Young already broke Ryan Murphy’s 200 back record earlier this season at the Georgia club state championship meet, and now he holds both marks. He has the top seed in this race ahead of senior teammate Taylor Dale in 50.50.

Young, who swims club for the Carpet Capital Aquatics Club, also took the top seed in the 100 fly in 50.27, which is more than a second away from Michael Domagala’s record in that race. Interestingly, each of the top two swimmers in that race are freshmen: Westminster’s Derek Cox was 2nd in 50.45.

As for the 100 back record, in the last 4+ years this record has been dropped by more than a second, even after getting out of the suit era, to its current spot.

Other record-breaking swims during prelims include North Hall High Schools’ Paul Powers, who was a 44.02 in the 100 freestyle. That breaks the 2011 State Record of 44.66 held by current Georgia freshman Matias Koski.

Full, live meet results available here.

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Paul powers also broke the 50 free record in 20.00
Dalton broke the state record in the 200 medley record in the prelims


Powers broke 20 in finals leading off his team’s relay.

bobo gigi

It’s impressive to see the American backstroke industry at its best. It will be interesting to see if Ethan Young will have the same development as Ryan Murphy or Jack Conger in the next years.

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