KING Boys Add LCM 200 Medley Relay NAG to Earlier SCY Mark

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 0

March 18th, 2016 Club, News

An otherwise inconspicuous swim by the King Aquatic Club at the 2016 Federal Way Sectionals meet on Friday evening in the 200 medley relay carried special, if subtle, significance in the annals of 200 meter medley relay.

The team’s D relay placed 11th overall in 1:49.61, but all four members of that D relay are in the 13-14 age group, which makes the result a new National Age Group Record.

The team of Tyler LuAlejandro FloresVladislav Elizarov, and Ethan Dang swam 1:49.61, which knocked nearly a full second from the old National Age Group Record. Last year, the Cincinnati Marlins swam 1:50.60, which at the time was almost a second faster than the prior record.

The same King relay broke the 200 yard medley relay National Age Group Record less than a week ago.

Split Comparison

Old Record New Record
Back Carson Foster 28.23 Tyler Lu 28.23
Breast Jake Foster 29.85 Alejandro Flores 30.02
Fly Matthew Sims 26.76 Vladislav Elizarov 26.84
Free Kevin Thibodeaux 25.76 Ethan Dang 24.52
1:50.60 1:49.61

The noteworthy difference between the two relays is the freestyle anchor leg, where Ethan Dang, whose best stroke is actually breaststroke, blew past the metaphorical record-line to close the relay.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner 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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