Minnesotan Lindsey Horejsi, who swims for Atlantis Swimming, has been building serious momentum in the last two years, since a breakout freshman year at the Minnesota High School state championship meet.
Today, that pressure burst. The 16-year old swam a 59.75 to take the top seed in the girls’ 100 yard breaststroke, which both breaks the Meet Record (Mary Olsen – Sun Devil Aquatics – 2010 – 59.81) and the National Age Group Record for 15-16’s.
The old record was owned by Megan Quann, though younger swimmers might now her more familiarly by her married name, Megan Jendrick. Back in 2000, Jendrick swam a 59.80, and that same year she won the Olympic gold medal in long course of the same race.
Horejsi isn’t quite at “Olympic gold” level yet (she’s 1:11.9 in long course), but this swim is a fantastic start and a huge name to notch on her belt.