10-year old East Coast Aquatic Club swimmer Joshua Zuchowski has broken the 10 & under National Age Group Record in the boys’ 100 meter backstroke, swimming a 1:09.07 on Saturday at the Daytona Beach Swimming Spring Open on Saturday, his coach John Kjaerulff reports.
That swim breaks the all-time record in the United States for the age group that had been a 1:09.89 done by Destin Lasco in 2012. Lasco continued on to break more records as an 11-12, and while he hasn’t raced long course yet since aging up, is the fastest-ranked 13-year old 100-yard backstroker in the country this season.
Juchowski, a home-schooled fifth-grader, is partially coached by his father Jonathan Zuchowski in addition to Kjaerulff. He is just the second swimmer (behind Clara Smiddy) from the Florida Gold Coast LSC to currently hold a National Age Group Record individually.