Luka Mijatovic Breaks Own 13-14 1650 Freestyle NAG Record By 15 Seconds With 14:45.79

2023 December Huntington Beach Sectionals

  • December 14-18, 2023
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Meet Mobile: 2023 CA Dec CA CV Speedo Sectionals at GWSC

Luka Mijatovic has done it once again, breaking another National Age Group (NAG) record. This time, he broke his own 13-14 1650 freestyle record swimming a final time of 14:45.79. That was faster than his previous record of a 15:00.95 which he set back in March.

Mijatovic now is the fastest 13-14 1650 freestyler all-time by over 20 seconds as Sean Green is #2 all-time with a 15:05.83 from 2022.

Not only did he break the 1650 NAG but he also broke his own 1000 NAG record as that stood at a 8:55.41. Tonight, Mijatovic was out in a 8:53.01 to the turn at the 1000 mark.

Split Comparison:

December 2023 March 2023
50 24.31 24.61
100 26.54 26.56
150 26.32 27.29
200 26.51 27.47
250 26.77 27.5
300 26.69 27.48
350 26.86 27.56
400 26.83 27.63
450 26.82 27.23
500 27.01 27.51
550 26.63 27.75
600 26.58 27.67
650 26.78 27.35
700 26.92 27.64
750 26.7 27.54
800 26.99 27.6
850 26.98 27.4
900 26.95 27.52
950 27.08 27.37
1000 26.94 (8:53.01) 27.28
1050 27.23 27.61
1100 27.37 27.74
1150 27.24 27.76
1200 27.14 27.44
1250 27.12 27.51
1300 27.15 27.43
1350 27.35 27.71
1400 27.29 27.54
1450 27.43 27.35
1500 27.39 27.61
1550 27.11 27.35
1600 27.41 26.7
1650 25.55 25.24
Final Time 14:45.79 15:00.95

As seen by the splits, Mijatovic was consistently faster today during his race, but especially through the first 1000 as he held 26s today compared to 27s during March.

Mijatovic holds a total of seven NAG records. He holds the 500, 1000, and 1650 SCY freestyles as well as the 200 (shared), 400, 800, and 1500 LCM freestyles.

He is also entered in the 200, 500, and 1000 frees later in the meet as well as the 200 and 400 IMs.

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whoisthis
7 months ago

he just broke a NAG in something not freestyle in prelims (400 IM 3:51.04) lol

Just for kicks
7 months ago

Anyone know how tall this kid is? Looks very tall in the photo.

KSW
Reply to  Just for kicks
7 months ago

7’1

James
Reply to  Just for kicks
7 months ago

He’s 6′ or 6′-1″.

ChefJake
7 months ago

Everyone at Huntington Beach Sectionals saw an all-time historic race of 18&Under swimming last night. I’m not sure if there has been an 18&Under distance race like this on the boy’s side of things since the Brian Goodell days…

1st place: 17-18 NAG. #1 time in the country this year, any age.
2nd place: 15-16 #2 all time. #4 in the country this year, any age.
3rd place: 13-14 NAG (x2) #8 in the country this year, any age.

All 3 swims would have won winter juniors at either site. All 3 swims would have scored at NCAAs in 2023 (and will probably hold up in 2024).

Notably, Luka set the NAG in the 1000 on… Read more »

PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
Reply to  ChefJake
7 months ago

He was a lot further off the 500 record-he knocked that down to 4:17 a little bit ago.

ChefJake
Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
7 months ago

Already this season? That’s great let’s hope for another drop here. He is definitely doing some special things in the pool.

Last edited 7 months ago by ChefJake
Justin Pollard
7 months ago

Notably both Ellis & Mijatovic were faster than the fastest times from both East & West juniors. Perhaps this foreshadows the reason the West didn’t do so well in combined results: another high-caliber meet going on the following week.

NCSwimFan
Reply to  Justin Pollard
7 months ago

Ellis would be the fastest male in the NCAA currently, and the only one under the NCAA A cut. An INSANE swim.

whoisthis
7 months ago

idk what to think

Summer Love
7 months ago

The future of men’s distance in USA is bright!

chickenlamp
Reply to  Summer Love
7 months ago

And what a difference from where it was pre-Tokyo!

Konner Scott
7 months ago

Going out under your own 1000 NAG is maybe the biggest flex I’ve ever seen.

SwimmerGuy
Reply to  Konner Scott
7 months ago

Realistically this the the only viable 2 NAGs in 1 swim but I cant imagine thats ever happened before.
He will absolutely obliterate the 1000 and 500 NAG when he swims them individually.

Idk the sequence of events but if the 1000 is first, I bet he’d break the 500 record in that event for another 2fer, to then refresh the record again on its on day.

JimSwim22
Reply to  SwimmerGuy
7 months ago

It happens regularly. Guys have set both at NCAAs.

PFA
7 months ago

PB for Luka in the 200 free leading off the 800 free relay 1:36.87

Edit: this is the first night of the meet likely to see multiple NAG records go down this weekend!

Last edited 7 months ago by PFA

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