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”
A day after posting a pair of #2 all-time times in the 13-14 age group, Maximus 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.
|Maximus Williamson||Dare Rose|
|New NAG Record||
Old NAG Record
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 LeVant, Johnathan 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.