Ten-year-old Miriam Sheehan of Phoenix Swim Club in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just added another National Age Group Record to her portfolio, blasting a 1:08.22 in the 100 meter butterfly during prelims of the Arizona Swimming Long Course Age Group State Championships.
The swim was a .82 improvement from her seed time, and it broke the NAG record by .45. The previous record of 1:08.67 was set by Joy Jiang of Westchester Aquatic Club at the Eastern Zone Long Course Age Group Championships in August, 2014.
Sheehan, who currently holds the NAG record in the 50 fly (30.43) was out like a rocket, coming within a half-second of that time in her leadoff 50. She came back in 37.26 to lower Jiang’s mark by .45.
It is interesting to note the difference in the way the two girls swam to their records. The comparative splits are as follows:
|July, 2015||August, 2014|
Sheehan will have another crack at the record in finals tonight. She might very well become the first ten-year-old girl in history to swim under the 1:08 barrier if she can keep her second 50 in the 36s. Stay tuned.