It can be quite a challenge keeping up with National Age Group relay records these days, but the latest to update the books was the King Aquatic Club at their home pool, the King County Aquatic Center, on Saturday evening at the Washington State Sr. Championships.
The team of Hannah Weiss (24.92), Carolyn McCann (28.03), Heidi VanderWel (24.86), and Morgan Ginnis (22.35) combined for a 1:40.16. That broke KING’s own 17-18 record of 1:41.23, which was done at the Winter Junior National Championships last weekend in Greensboro.
KING changed their relay a bit from Juniors; at that meet, they swam VanderWel, McCann, Kenna Ramey, and Ginnis. This relay installed Weiss, one of the country’s best junior backstrokers, after she didn’t swim in Greensboro. There’s no good split comparisons as their was a timing error at Winter Juniors, but what we know for sure is that Weiss’ lead-off was faster than VanderWel’s was a week ago; and Ginnis dropped three-tenths of a second as well.
This same foursome, in the same order, holds the long course 200 medley relay record for 17-18’s as well.
The 15-18 record of 1:39.27 done by SwimMAC Carolina at the Winter Junior National Championships last weekend in Greensboro still stands.