Ethan Young Breaks Murphy’s NAG Record in Georgia

  45 Braden Keith | December 09th, 2012 | Club, Featured, National, News

Add another National Age Group Record to the tally for what has been an unbelievable weekend of junior swimming in the United States, as 14-year old Ethan Young of the Carpet Capital Aquatics Club broke Ryan Murphy’s 13-14 200 yard backstroke National Record on Sunday at the Georgia Senior State Championships.

Young swam a 1:46.56, bettering the 1:46.67 that Murphy swam in 2009 at Winter Juniors.

Young took his race out very quick as compared to Murphy’s old record. What was so surprising about this swim is how much of a time drop it was. Coming into the weekend, his best time in the race was a 1:51.0; then in Knoxville on Saturday at Junior Nationals, he was a 1:52.29.

Then, suddenly, after traveling back to Georgia in time for morning prelims, almost 6 seconds came off and he had a record. He finished 2nd to Gunnar Bentz (1:46.05). How that time came off so quickly is a big mystery, though perhaps the 1:52 on Saturday was motivation to come back to Georgia and swim the meet on Sunday at all. His coach, Charles Todd, made some impressive adjustments overnight, specifically on working with Young’s streamlines, which he credited for the difference.

That’s the third of Murphy’s NAG Records that were broken this weekend, after his 15-16 50 went down (to two different swimmers) and his 17-18 100 back record went down to Jack Conger.

The comparative splits are below:

Ryan Murphy ’0925.2627.4227.2726.721:46.67
Ethan Young ’1224.7427.2627.7126.851:46.56

 

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45 Comments on "Ethan Young Breaks Murphy’s NAG Record in Georgia"


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Ben
3 years 8 months ago

how do you drop 6 seconds in one day…

SwimNerd
3 years 8 months ago

taper stupid

Ben
3 years 8 months ago

yeah somehow driving a few hours home and then swimming the next morning doesn’t seem like taper to me. I said one day not 1 week… stupid

3 years 8 months ago

I heard they drove him to the meet in a modified trailer/ oxygen tank.

The usual suspects
3 years 8 months ago
Ben
3 years 8 months ago

haha that would make sense. where can I get myself some of that

Sean Y.
3 years 8 months ago

Ben, remember when we watched him do the 200 back at Knoxville? haha

Sean Y.
3 years 8 months ago

And congratulations Ethan!

Gator69
3 years 8 months ago

Really the 6 seconds were dropped over the course of 10 months. He swam 1:51.80 at the GA 14&Under state meet only two days after his 14th birthday. He broke this record and dropped this time thanks to his under waters. He had superb underwaters and kicked got ten underwater kicks off of every wall, pretty good for a 14 yearold i have to say.

SWIMMER
3 years 8 months ago

He is 14. Those things happen.

goonsquad
3 years 8 months ago

kid looks like a squid

bobo gigi
3 years 8 months ago

The most incredible thing is that there’s again a new face to follow in the American backstroke industry. It’s amazing. Congrats to Ethan Young. The future USA olympic trials on backstroke will be epic. I pick Ryan Murphy and Jack Conger in the 2 races. Ok, it’s not difficult to predict.

Lneidigh
3 years 8 months ago

Don’t forget Pebley

3 years 8 months ago

there is no industry in swimming but swimming schools , colleges , universities and clubs.

bobo gigi
3 years 8 months ago

It’s just an image.

PsychoDad
3 years 8 months ago

Two frenchmen arguing in poor English?

bobo gigi
3 years 8 months ago

He’s Belgian and I’m French. It’s not the same thing. Learn your geography! I could write in French with him but I don’t want. I work my English. And instead of image what do you use? Picture? It’s just to show USA build so many great backstrokers that I use the expression of backstroke industry.

completelyconquered
3 years 8 months ago

“Image is everything” – Andre Agassi

Charles Todd
3 years 8 months ago

Impressive swim to witness…

3 years 8 months ago

Wow. A little inconsistent. Huge difference a day makes

3 years 8 months ago

The Usa on backstroke has no worries to have for the next 2 olympics at least ! love this

Rafael
3 years 8 months ago

Counting how a guy like Yamaguchi can come out of nowhere and destroy a WR.. I would not bet that anyone is safe for the next olympics..

3 years 8 months ago

Yamagushi is alone ! The us has few gt backstrokers ! so no worries i repeat again

Rafael
3 years 8 months ago

One guy who is alone may get gold.. so..

Except for Ledecky and Sun Yang,a little behinf Missy.. no one can be a gold medal lock anymore..

PBRFridays
3 years 8 months ago

I’m extremely suspicious of this kid. His hair is not nearly chorline-bleached enough.

The usual suspects
3 years 8 months ago

I HEARD he trained with Ye Shiwen this past year.. Where is Mr. Leonard and Craig on this story, we need to get to the bottom of this?! This could ruin the very fabric of our fair and clean sport. Down with Ethan Young!

Rafael
3 years 8 months ago

I also heard he is 1/16th chinese.. so…

Misty
3 years 8 months ago

There is absolutely nothing to be suspicious of about this kid. I see him several days a week as my son swims with the same swim club. He’s just a hard working kid with a great coach.

PBRFridays
3 years 8 months ago

………

Chris DeSantis
3 years 8 months ago

By the way that photo was definitely taken at Georgia Tech, not in Knoxville. Those are the GT diving towers in the background.

Marley09
3 years 8 months ago

What a great name for a swim club! Who wouldn’t be intimidated stepping onto the blocks and seeing a Carpet Capitol Aquatics swim cap beside you?

aswimfan
3 years 8 months ago

His braces make him more streamlined!
Someone needs to ban tooth-braces!

Rafael
3 years 8 months ago

Tooth Braces are the latest technology on providing small quantity of doping and extra O2 during the races!

SWIMNATZI
3 years 8 months ago

The SWIMNATZI says he must be part German.

SWIMNATZI
3 years 8 months ago

He could have used ancient” helium” treatments to create less drag….

The usual suspects
3 years 8 months ago

Sounds uncomfortable…

Knox Auerbach
3 years 8 months ago

I see Ethan at some pretty big meets and he’s more than deserving of this. Nice friend and a great person. He’s fast and his coach is phenomenal. No doubt that he tore it up at this meet, watched as he took it out fast and held it to get the NAG. What’s with all the hate on a 14 year old kid?

Rafael
3 years 8 months ago

It seem that you can´t understand irony..

the usual suspects
3 years 8 months ago

You’re never going to believe this, I just saw a photo on TV of him hanging out with Lance Armstrong. They were setting a copy of USADA banned substance list on fire and dancing around it. UNBELIEVEABLE!

Gator69
3 years 8 months ago

Knox, you have class to come on here and back someone up, kudos to you!

bobo gigi
3 years 8 months ago

It’s sometimes scary to read some comments.

Gator
3 years 8 months ago

Perhaps he swam this event off of motivation after his poor preformance at Jrs. I believe that this was a breakout meet for this young man, and hope to see much more from him.

Toddly86
3 years 8 months ago

I heard Poseidon is his dad and his mom is a mermaid, all I know is the kids fast

Jaystorm741
3 years 7 months ago

Ethen Young has skills dat kills.

danceingmonkey777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777
3 years 7 months ago

did u hear that he has a pet dolphin.

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