This past weekend at the 2013 Far Western Short Course Championships, the 11-12 boys from Irvine NovAquatics had a heck of a meet. They closed the meet by breaking a 16-year old Southern California Swimming record in the 200 free relay, where they swam a 1:37.03 (including a 23.35 anchor from Hunter Hitchens).
Before that, they got an even bigger record: Owen Kao, Shawn Lou, Kevin Tu, and Hunter Hitchens combined for a 3:30.75 in the 400 free relay, which shaved .08 off of the old 11-12 National Age Group Record of 3:30.83.
The old record was held by Oregon’s Tualatin Hill Swim Club just last year.
The splits on the scoreboard and official results were off, but by the coach’s watches, it was roughly three 53’s from the first three legs, and a 50.6 from Hitchens on the anchor.
This same group of four swimmers swam a relay on each of the meet’s four nights, and in the process broke four meet records.