It’s not every day that a swimmer breaks a national age group record, and it’s even rarer to have a situation where two swimmers break a record on the same weekend. Today, Leah Hayes and Adele Zyniewicz both went faster than Claire Tuggle’s 100 free 10& under NAG record in the same race.
Hayes (1:01.29) will get the record, though Zyniewicz (1:01.66) was also under Tuggle’s old mark of 1:01.86.
- Tuggle, old record: 29.74/32.12 (1:01.86)
- Zyniewicz, today: 29.23/32.43 (1:01.66)
- Hayes, today: 29.27/32.02 (1:01.29)
Hayes got the win today, representing Illinois in the Central Mega Zone 14 & Under Championships, while Zyniewicz was representing Indiana. Hayes trains with USA Athletic Club Tidal Waves Swim Team out of Aurora, Illinois, and Zyniewicz trains with the Michiana Family YMCA in South Bend, Indiana.
Today, Zyniewicz was also 32.98 to win the 50 back and Hayes swam a 1:20.22 to win the 100 breast. Results from the Mega Zone meet are on Meet Mobile, under ‘2016 CZ 14 and Under Mega Zone at The NAT.’
The two of them have been smashing records this summer left and right.
First, Zyniewicz broke Miriam Sheehan’s 50 free NAG record of 28.58 with a 28.37 at the Indiana LC SwimFest Championships that ran two weekends ago. Then at the Illinois Age Group Champs last weekend, Hayes took down Zyniewicz’s day old record with a 28.33 in the 50 free. Also at that meet, Hayes took down Tuggle’s NAG record in the 200 free by 1.5 seconds.
Hayes now owns the 50, 100, and 200 free NAG records in the 10& under category, with Zyniewicz at a very close #2 in both the 50 and 100.