GMX7 Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 7/6/2021

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.

Mikayla Tan, 11, DART Swimming (DART-SN): 11-year-old Tan established new lifetime-bests in all three long course breaststrokes at the Summer Slam Championship in California. That included a ten-second drop in the 100 breast from 1:26.9 to 1:16.0, and a 25-second drop from 3:06 to 2:41.2 in the 200 breast.

Jack Wilkening, 17, Club Wolverine (CW-MI): In Michigan, 17-year-old Wilkening dropped time in his 100/200 frees, but his biggest swim was a 57.79 personal best in the 100-meter backstroke. That counted as a four-tenth-of-a-second drop from his previous best, set just last month in Wilkening’s first-ever swim under a minute.

Jada Scott, 16, Alamo Area Aquatic Association (AAAA-ST): In Texas, 16-year-old Scott dropped time in four events at the George Block Invite, including her first-ever swim under 57 seconds in the 100-meter free. Scott went 56.99 there, as well as 2:22.99 in the 200 IM.

Keian Lam, 14, Fox Valley Swim Team (FOX-IL): 14-year-old Lam established new best times in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes in Indiana, going 1:08.06 in the 100 for a drop of almost a second and 2:35.60 in the 200 for another drop of about a second.


David McCagg, World Champion swimmer and GMX7 Founder

About GMX7

Founded in 2018, GMX7 is based in St. Petersburg, Florida and is dedicated to changing the world of swimming by empowering competitive swimmers with the best aquatic resistance training devices ever created. GMX7 was founded by David McCagg, a 7-time gold medalist, former world record holder and winner of multiple national championships. The first device on the market by GMX7 is the X1-PRO. Designed by ROBRADY Engineering, it has already been the recipient of several awards including the 2020 International Design Excellence Award and the 2020 Red Dot Award for product design.


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2 months ago

Let’s go jack!

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