GMX7 Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 8/20/2021

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.

Noah Dyer, 15, Machine Aquatics (MACH-PV): At the NCSA Summer Championships in Huntsville, the 15-year-old Dyer was truly a machine competing for his Machine Aquatics team. Dyer raced a total of 15 times over the course of the meet, lowering best times in all five of his individual events. That included dropping nine-tenths in the 100 freestyle, clocking 51.41 to move into the top 100 all-time in the boys’ 15-16 age group.

Jenna Hendrickson, 14, Wheaton Swim Club (WHTN-IL): Also racing at NCSAs, the 14-year-old Hendrickson set lifetime bests in all six freestyle events, along with the 400 IM. This included dropping 18 seconds to place third overall in the women’s 800 free (8:57.97) and taking off nine to take fourth in the 1500 (17:12.93).

Samuel Quarles, 16, Coronado Swim Assoc-Team Elite (CSTE-SI): Competing at the JO Min Meet in Coronado, Calif., Quarles dropped a massive eight-second PB in the SCY 200 butterfly, clocking 1:49.79, and had a second best time in the 200 free, taking off two seconds in 1:37.49.

Kadenca La, 13, Pacific Swim (PS-SI): Also competing in Coronado, the 13-year-old La took off a half-second in the girls’ 200 IM (2:12.63) and took off close to two seconds in the 200 fly (2:13.02).

Kledi Kadiu, 17, Csp Tideriders (CSP-OZ): Kadiu, who represented Albania at the 2019 World Junior Championships, lowered four of his best times that had been on the books since that meet two years ago at NCSAs, and added a fifth best time in the 50 free. His biggest drop came in the 200 breast, where Kadiu sliced off three seconds to win the men’s event in a time of 2:18.22.


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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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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