Jarrett Payne Breaks 11-12 National Age Group Record in 50 Fly

12-year old Jarrett Payne of the Springfield Family YMCA has broken the 11-12 boys’ National Age Group Record in the 50 yard fly. Swimming in a time trial on Sunday afternoon at the Great Lakes Zone YMCA Championships, Payne swam a 23.49. That broke the 2014 National Age Group Record set by Vinny Marciano at 23.63.

This is Payne’s first National Age Group Record after being named a Honorable Mention Swammy Award winner for 11-12 boys in 2018.

Payne’s previous season-best time in the event was set last weekend in 23.85.

Payne has 5 cuts for the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championships, which will run from April 1st-5th in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he will still be 12-years old.

Payne swam a best time in every event he raced at the meet except for the 50 back.

Payne’s other times from this meet:

  • 50 free (individual event) – 22.09
  • 50 free (on a 200 free relay leadoff) – 22.19
  • 200 free (individual event) – 1:46.22
  • 200 free (on an 800 free relay leadoff) – 1:47.54
  • 50 back – 25.23
  • 100 breast – 1:02.42
  • 50 fly (on a 200 medley relay split) – 23.89
  • 100 IM – 54.66
  • 200 IM – 1:59.01

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1 year ago

We should send our 18&U to the olympics

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1 year ago

Speechless. This is a 12-year-old? I am in awe of this generation.

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1 year ago

He is 12 years old but he looks like he is 15 or 16 years old. I think his coach is doing a great job of managing and developing this young man who is an early developer.

phelps swims 200 breast rio
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1 year ago

Me too, same here. Just amazing. Good luck to this young man and I wish him the best.

1 year ago

Saw that free relay lead off and the 100 IM in person, it was crazy. One of my friends swam against him in both, and he is crazy fast for his age, and Jarrett had him by a bodylength and a half in the 50 and about 4 in the IM. Congrats kid!

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