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.
Audrey Derivaux, 11, Jersey Wahoos (JW-MA): Derivaux hit 9 personal bests at the long course meters Jersey Wahoos Summer Solstice meet. The most notable were in the backstrokes, where her 2:24.72 ranks #1 nationwide among 11-12s, her 1:08.22 ranks #1 in the 11-12 age group and her 32.17 #4 in the age group this season.
Rowan Cox, 13, Austin Swim Club (ASC-ST): In Texas, the 13-year-old Cox dropped three seconds in his 100 back over the month of June. Early in the month, he cut from 1:05.3 to 1:02.8, then at the Texas Open on June 20, he went 1;02.45 on a relay leadoff.
Joey Campagnola, 12, West Florida Lightning Aquatic Club (WFLA-FL): In Florida, Campagnola dropped six full seconds in his 200 back, going 2:20.52. He also hit personal bests in the 50 free (27.30), 200 free (2:07.77), 100 fly (1:05.58), 200 fly (2:27.27) and 400 IM (5:03.65).
Haley McDonald, 14, Lakeside Swim Team (LAK-KY): 14-year-old McDonald hit six personal-bests at the Summer Sizzler. Heading the list was a 2:19.32 in the 200-meter IM. That ranks her #4 nationwide among 13-14 girls this season.
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