Luka Mijatovic Swims 1:50.60 200 Freestyle in Time Trials Breaking Heilman’s 13-14 NAG

2023 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS- TIME TRIALS

14 year old Luka Mijatovic broke another National Age Group record, this time in the LCM 200 freestyle Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis as he swam a 1:50.60 in time trials. Mijatovic broke Thomas Heilman‘s old record of 1:51.27 which he set back in 2021 at the US Open.

Top 3 All-Time 13-14 Boys LCM 200 Free

  1. Luka Mijatovic, 1:50.60 (2023)
  2. Thomas Heilman, 1:51.27 (2021)
  3. Maximus Williamson, 1:53.04 (2021)

Split Comparison: 

Mijatovic Heilman
50 26.08 26.28
100 28.11 28.09
150 28.32 28.99
200 28.09 27.91
1:50.60 1:51.27

The biggest difference between Heilman’s old record and Mijatovic’s swim from today was the third 50. Today, Mijatovic was 0.67 seconds faster than Heilman was on that 50.

Mijatovic had previously sat at #2 all-time as he swam a 1:51.70 earlier this month at the George Haines Invitational. Today’s swim marked a personal best by 1.10 seconds.

Mijatovic now holds the 13-14 LCM 200, 400, and 800 freestyle NAG records. Just yesterday, he missed the 1500 free NAG record by a second as he swam a 15:32.18, just off of Jesse Vassallo’s record that stands at a 15:31.03 from 1976.

In addition to his 1500 free from yesterday, Mijatovic is also on the psych sheets in the 400 and 800 freestyles that will compete later this week in Indianapolis.

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Eugene
11 months ago

Dude looks like Grant Hackett

Mark Taliaferro
11 months ago

So proud of this kid. Getting to watch Luka and Shareef and Kelsey and all the kids I once coached is pure joy. All the best and all the support I have for them is never gonna stop. Make your dreams come true!

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  Mark Taliaferro
11 months ago

All four of you on different club teams now, huh

Mark Taliaferro
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
11 months ago

It happens…

Boknows34
11 months ago

And he’ll still be a teenager at the 2028 LA Olympics.

Shareef Elaydi
11 months ago

crazy

Connor Carnazzo
Reply to  Shareef Elaydi
11 months ago

Crazy

Tanner
11 months ago

Bruh did the 200 just become his best event?

Sam M
11 months ago

So he is entering high school this year?

I got bodied
11 months ago

I was swimming next to him and saw the psych sheet said 09 and I was shocked to realized 14 year olds are born in 2009. I got destroyed

USA
Reply to  I got bodied
11 months ago

Bro is the same age as the current World record.

KSW
11 months ago

Believe it or not, he just got off an 8 hour shift at the construction site right before this swim

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