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.
Chase Mueller, 16, Foothills Swim Team (FST-CO): Mueller had two massive backstroke drops at the end of May. He broke 1:00 for the first time in the 100-meter back. He also broke 59, 58, and 57 for the first time in one fell swoop, going 56.21 for a Wave I Trials cut. He also dropped six seconds to 2:03.87 in the 200 back.
Chloe Kim, 13, Scarlet Aquatics (SCAR-NJ): Kim hit a new personal best of 2:22.08 in the 200-meter IM at the BAC Memorial Day Invite. That was one of three personal-bests for Kim at the meet, along with the 200 fly (2:26.15) and 100 back (1:07.89).
Sophie Brahe, 15, DART Swimming (DART-SN): Brahe hit personal bests in the 200 fly (2:17.51), 400 free (4:28.52), and 50 free (28.22) at the Dallas Mustangs Last Chance meet. The fly drop was more than a full second, and the 400 free drop about two seconds.
Joshua Chen, 15, Ames Cyclone Aquatics Club (ACAC-IA): Chen put up a 1.2-second drop in his 200 breaststroke at the DSMY Road to Omaha meet in Iowa. He went 2:17.36 and also cut two tenths with a 1:03.28 in the 100 breast.
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