Hawaiian Relay Downs 15-16 National Age Group Record

  3 Braden Keith | July 17th, 2012 | Featured, National, News

A quartet of 15-16 boys from the Kamekameha Swim Club downed the National Age Group Record in the 200 long course free relay with a 1:36.37 at the Hawaiian Age Group Long Course Championships at the Veteran’s Memorial Aquatic Center on Sunday.

That swim by the group of Kevin FrifeldtNaone Ka’ikena, Ryan Stack, and Kanoa Keleoaloha took down the 2009 swim of Lake Oswego Swim Club at 1:37.12 (Daniel Chen, Andrew Heymann, Nick Bode, and Gunnar Wolfe).

There were no splits available, but full results for that meet can be seen here.

The Kamekameha Swim Club is the dominant team in Hawaii, as this year marked their 20th consecutive State Championship at this meet. They also sent 6 of the 8 American delegates that represented Hawaii (and the USA) at the Oceania Championships. This program also hosted a portion of the Australian Olympic Team on their stopover in Hawaii for training; that included James Magnussen.


  1. liquidassets says:

    That’s great; when’s the last time any Hawaiians held a NAG?

    • Braden Keith says:

      Denise Lamb held the girls’ 11-12 record in the 100 backstroke in 1979. 1:07.56. Libby Kinkead broke the 200 LCM record for 13-14’s the same year. There were a couple of boys who were all-time top 5 in that same era, but never quite breaking records. Hongzhe Sun supposedly was under the 10 & under records, but wasn’t an American. I wasn’t able to check 10 & under records.

      Biondi missed the 17-18 100 free LC record by like a tenth in 1984 in 50.2. A couple of other boys have been close, but as far as I can tell – 1979 was the last time they broke one. They were STOUT back then, looks like they’re coming back full-circle now. Remmy Richmond is another great swimmer out of Hawaii.

      Don’t know about relays. Not a great historical record of those.

      • MarkB says:

        I swam with Kathy Shipman (Punahou HS) at ASU and thought she might have held some NAG records as a 10 & UN or 11-12.

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