Marlins of Raleigh Relay Takes 2 Seconds Off Old 10 & Under National Record

Poseidon Long Course Luau

  • June 15th-17th, 2019
  • Stafford, Virginia
  • LCM (50m) Pool

The Marlins of Raleigh have cracked a 10 & Under National Age Group Record. Swimming at the 2019 Posiedon Long Course Luau in Richmond, the 200 free relay of Shayna ElgartChloe LightLorelei Schmidt, and Devon Whitlock swam a time trial and combined for a 2:00.82. That crushed, by nearly 2 seconds, the old record of 2:02.81 held by the Ohio State Swim Club and set back in 2014.

Courtesy: Kevin Donnelly

Swimming at the Poseidon Long Course Luau Meet in Stafford, Virginia on Saturday, the Marlins Of Raleigh 10 & Under girls swam a time trial of the 200 freestyle relay, and broke the National Age Group record in the process. The team of Shayna Elgart (30.29), Chloe Light (28.94), Lorelei Schmidt (32.26) and Devon Whitlock (29.33) combined for a final time of 2:00.82, crushing the previous NAG mark of 2:02.81, held by the Ohio State Swim Club and set back in 2014.

Race Video:

To put into perspective just how fast that relay is: the quartet averaged splits of 30.2 across their foursome. Only 6 10 & under girls nationally have been that fast this season, and 2 of them (Shayna Elgart and Devon Whitlock) were a part of this relay. In total, the relay accounted for 3 of the 10 fastest 50 freestylers in the 10 & under age group this season coming into the weekend.

Marlins of Raleigh Splits:

  • Elgard – 30.29
  • Light – 28.94
  • Schmidt – 32.26
  • Whitlock – 29.33

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DEAN IS GOD

FINALLY. PEOPLE I CAN BEAT.

Seriously though 2 seconds

Dude

I thought this was a pretty slow time, and then I realized it was long course…

DEAN IS GOD

WAIT IT’S LONG COURSE

NCSwimFan

Race video is on the Marlins of Raleigh Twitter page. Looks like none of the girls had techsuits on. Very impressive feat!

CT Swim Fan

Just looked at it. No tech suits in sight. Great job girls!

Doitfordale

And you never will. MOR has held this standard for their 10 and Unders for some time. Jonathon Watson was one of the coaches pushing for the national tech suit ban and he has obviously done a great job with MOR age groupers without the suits.

Nintendo

Seems like this coach isn’t allowing his athletes to achieve to the best of their abilities allowed by the sport. Get off your high horse and let the athletes compete.

JungleBrooke

Outlaw tech suits? Fine. Allow tech suits? Fine. But I agree with Nintendo – a little sick of the high-horse coaches who think that this kind of thing makes them more admirable, more mature, more enlightened than the rest of the world.

From my experience, the worry many coaches have is that if you allow a swimmer to wear a tech suit at a young age, then they may develop the mindset that they can’t swim fast without it.

Not allowing them to wear one at a young age is more of a mental prep to show them they can swim to the best of their abilities no matter what the circumstances

Swim parent

If you can drop time without tech suits then why should you wear them? It’s when you’re older and stop growing that you want to be able to drop more time and increase confidence. These girls don’t need tech suits obviously as they just broke the nag. Kids who wear tech suits too early tend to wash up and quit once they stop dropping time.

Samuel Huntington

I still don’t get why there’s such a fuss over 10 and unders wearing tech suits – who cares what they wear

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