Joshua Zuchowski Breaks 100 Meter Backstroke National Age Group Record in Florida

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 6

April 19th, 2015 Club, News

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.

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Yeesh. So much for these records holding up. We thought Murphys would. Then we thought Andrews would. The Lasco and Marciano. now these kids are tearing through left and right.

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The future of US Swimming looks bright! Congrat’s, Joshua! 🙂

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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