In our GMX7 Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming series, we celebrate swimmers of every age and experience level with age group profiles of some recent results.
Ben Eckerson, 18, Eastern Express Swim Team (EEX-NJ): At the SJAC Gator Classic in late March, Eckerson crushed his own lifetime-bests in the 100 back (47.98) and 200 back (1:48.33). Eckerson took eight-tenths of a second off that 100 back, which should make him a big-time NCAA recruit as a senior and VT-commit.
Izabella Adame, 18, Canyons Aquatic Club (CANY-CA): At the Canyons Multi-Squad meet in California, 18-year-old Adame dropped nearly a full second in her 100 breast to go 1:00.35. She’s a high school senior and Arizona State commit for next season.
Addy Herl, 13, Denver Swim Academy (DSA-CO): Swimming at Florida’s ISCA Showcase meet, 13-year-old Herl went 2:04.77 in the 200 IM, dropping more than four seconds from her previous best. Herl is the highest-ranked 13-year-old in the 200 IM nationally this year and sits #8 among all 13-14 girls.
Jack McCrae, 12, Upper Palmetto YMCA Rays (RAYS-SC): 12-year-old McCrae hit personal bests in seven events at the Carolina Tri meet in late March. His 2:02.21 in the 200-yard back was a drop of about three seconds and puts him #2 nationally among 11-12 boys in the event this season.
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