Maximus Williamson Breaks 13-14 National Age Group Record in 200 Free

2021 Texas Age Group Swimming Championships

  • Wednesday, July 21st – Sunday, July 25th
  • AISD Natatorium, Arlington, TX
  • LCM (50m)
  • Psych Sheet
  • Results on Meet Mobile “2021 MARS LC TAGS”

Courtesy: Shannon Pritchett

A day after posting a pair of #2 all-time times in the 13-14 age groupMaximus Williamson of the North Texas Nadadores has produced a National Age Group Record in the 200 meter freestyle.

Williamson swam a 1:53.26 in the 200 free on Friday at the Texas Age Group Swimming Championships (also known as TAGS). That slid him just-under the old record of 1:53.30 that was done at the 2017 Junior National Championships by Dare Rose of Scarlet Aquatics in New Jersey.

Comparative Splits:

Maximus Williamson Dare Rose
New NAG Record
Old NAG Record
50m 25.36 26.51
100m 28.08 28.75
150m 29.93 29.23
200m 29.89 28.81
Final Time 1:53.26 1:53.30

Williamson was much more aggressive in his first 100 meters than was Rose, opening the race in 53.44. Rose, by comparison, was faster on the back-half of his swim.

Rose swam last season as a freshman for the Pac-12 Champion Cal Golden Bears, where he was an honorable mention All-American in the 200 yard fly.

For Williamson, the swim was a huge drop from his previous lifetime best of 1:56.56 done in May of this year. His breakout long course meet followed a huge breakout in March that saw him win 7 different events at the short course yards version of the TAGS Championships individually.

So far at this long course meet he has 3 individual wins, with 4 more entries to come.

The Nadadores’ have a very impressive history of producing collegiate star swimmers, especially in the boys’ freestyle events. Among the program alumni are Jack LeVantJohnathan Roberts, and Brett Ringgold. Roberts was a 2016 US Olympic Trials finalist in the 200 free, just missing the Olympic Team, LeVant swam at the 2019 World Championships as a member of the U.S. 800 free relay, and Ringgold was a 4-time NCAA Champion as a member of University of Texas relays.

Other Notable Friday Results

  • 14-year old Nitro swimmer Oliver Rowe won the 100 fly in 56.97. That makes him the 35th-fastest boy in US 13-14 age group history in the event.

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Mr Piano
1 month ago


Swim Guy TX
1 month ago

Assuming he’s going to Southlake Carroll?

TX Swim
Reply to  Swim Guy TX
1 month ago

Yep. Go Dragons!

1 month ago

Future SEC champ?

Reply to  Drewbrewsbeer
1 month ago

Eddie will do great things with this 200 freestyler.

Reply to  Drewbrewsbeer
1 month ago

His mom and uncle swam at Michigan

1 month ago

*Maximus Decimus Meridius Williamson

Dennis Rowe
1 month ago

Go Oliver!

Fit mom
1 month ago

If you consider honey buns “something”. Come on dude, he’s 14! Haters gonna hate!!

rabbit dress
1 month ago

He is only “on” 36 honeybuns, 40 boneless chicken wings, and a whole rack of ribs a day!!!

1 month ago

Amazing race to watch

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