Jeffcoat Wraps Up Trifecta Of NZL Backstroke Records


21-year-old Andrew Jeffcoat wrapped up his trifecta of not only backstroke wins but his trifecta of newly-minted national records as he closed out the 2020 North Shore Invitational in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Pukekohe swimmer fired off a lifetime best of 1:51.91 tonight in the men’s 200m back to clear the field by nearly 3 seconds en route to placing atop the podium once again. His time hacks just under a second off the previous New Zealand standard of 1:52.87 Matthew Stanley put on the books in 2014.

Splitting 54.85/57.06, Jeffcoat’s performance also crushes his own previous personal best performance of 1:54.32 from October of 2019.

On the women’s side, a battle between two 17-year-olds brought the heat in the 100m fly, with Brearna Crawford and Alice Waldow charging into the wall. Crawford wound up there first, hitting 1:00.00 to Waldow’s 1:00.66. Waldow’s time checks-in as a PB, while Crawford has been under the minute mark on multiple occasions previously.

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Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

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