KING Boys Break 13-14 NAG Record in 400 Medley Relay

2016 Washington State Senior Short Course Championships

  • Thursday, December 15th-Sunday, December 18th
  • Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, WA
  • Meet Info
  • Results on Meet Mobile
  • 25 yards

The King County Aquatic Club boys threw down a new 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 400 medley relay at the 2016 Washington State Senior Short Course Championships. Their 3:28.14 done by Nathan Hayes, Ethan Dang, Gabe Nickels, and Tyler Lu just clipped the former record, which KING’s Lu, Dang, Vladislav Elizarov, and Nickolas Elizarov had previously set at 3:28.20. 

Dang and Lu were members of the former record-setting relay and today’s record-setting relay. Dang rolled to a 55.48 on the breast split this time, which was a few tenths faster than the split he posted last time around. Lu, on the other hand, made the switch from back to free. He was the big difference maker, splitting over a second faster than the free split on their previous relay with his 47.26.

Splits Comparison:

Relay Back Split Breast Split Fly Split Free Split Final Time
KING December 2016 52.66 (Hayes) 55.48 (Dang) 52.74 (Nickels) 47.26 (Lu) 3:28.14
KING March 2016 52.66 (Lu) 55.82 (Dang) 51.17 (V. Elizarov) 48.55 (N. Elizarov) 3:28.20

In addition to their new record, the KING boys won the gold. Their team actually swept the podium places, with the ‘C’ squad taking 2nd in 3:30.65 and the ‘E’ squad taking 3rd in 3:34.54.

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I feel like Ethan Dang has been in the 13-14 age group for like 5 years! When does he age up?


February, I believe.

bobo gigi

😆 😆 😆 😆


Putting this out here until news of the Toronto meet gets reported.

With Penny and Taylor’s results from world champs and Rebecca Smith’s (1:52) and Kayla Sanchez’s (1:55) results from today. Those four Canadian 16&under girls would break the 4×200 world record from their times this month.

Stay Human

That’s impressive!! What’s their secret up there these days? Do the girls put maple syrup on their Wheaties?

Bo swims

3/4 swim at the High Performance centre… Taylor trains in Scottsdale… they have some fast guy named Ryan . . .

Smith and Sanchez have only been at the centre since September.


What teams have E relays, mine doesnt even have B ones

Bo swims

My kid was on our H relay last weekend… we have a lot of 11 & u boys. Besides once you have your A squad most parents don’t care which team they end up on. Personally would rather my kid get a lead off on a slower team so they can PB in 50 Back or 50/100 Free.

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