Miriam Sheehan Breaks 10 & Under 100 Fly NAG Record (RACE VIDEO)


Miriam Sheehan of the Phoenix Swim Club capped off her incredible 10 & under career on Sunday, her birthday, with one last National Age Group Record before moving up to 11-12’s.

Sheehan swam a 59.67 in the 100 yard fly to break the 59.80 done a few years earlier by Regan Smith; Sheehan also broke Smith’s 100 back record on Saturday.

With that swim, Sheehan will finish her time as a 10 & under with 9 National Records, 14 State Records, and 18 team records at the Phoenix Swim Club – a program that has trained Olympians in the past from it’s youngest age groups and up.

Sheehan’s record-breaking ways are likely not finished yet. She’s already just a few tenths shy of the LSC’s 11-12 100 yard backstroke record that was set just 6 months ago by Asia Minnes at 57.21.

Above, watch the race video, courtesy of Ideal Dimensions. Very notable is the high level of control Sheehan has of her butterfly, something not frequently seen in swimmers in her age, and equally important in a short course pool she has no wasted motion coming through her turns on the walls – something young swimmers can struggle with.

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5 years ago

Great talent. I felt sorry for the boys waiting behind the blocks for the next heat.

5 years ago

Who the heck got second? If that was a 10 and under heat, that has to be the #1 and #3 swims of all time in the same heat.

bobo gigi
Reply to  PK
5 years ago

Bobo “Colombo” Gigi has investigated. 🙂
And in the psych sheet I’ve read that event was for 10 and over girls. The top seed was 12-year-old Quinn Murphy with 59.85. Probably her in second place in that race.

5 years ago

Bobo, I can’t believe you’ve heard of the TV show “Columbo”! That was on US TV a looooong time ago!

Thanks for your research, I was wondering the same thing as PK. 🙂

bobo gigi
Reply to  Danjohnrob
5 years ago

Very old episodes of “Columbo” continue to be broadcast in France! 😆

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