Nasvhille Aquatic Club Breaks 17-18 National Age Group Record in 200 Free Relay


  • March 6th-8th, 2020
  • Georgia Tech – McAuley Aquatic Center
  • SCY (25y) Pool
  • Results on Meet Mobile “2020 Speedo Southern Premier”

A quartet of swimmers from the Nasvhille Aquatic Club broke the 17-18 National Age Group Record in the 200 yard free relay on Friday. Swimming at the elite Southern Premier Meet in Atlanta, Georgia, the group of Alex WalshAlex MasseyLauren Hurt, and Gretchen Walsh combined for a 1:29.69.

That swim undercuts the old record of 1:30.09 that was set by SwimMAC Carolina in 2015. That SwimMAC relay included 3 swimmers who went on to be NCAA Division I collegiate All-Americans, and a 4th who is a school record holder at the University of South Carolina.

The Nashville relay on Friday, while breaking the 17-18 record, was short of the 15-18 record that was set by the Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club in 2018.

Comparative Splits:

SwimMAC Carolina Nashville Aquatic Club Chelsea Piers
Old Record New Record 15-18 Record
Alyssa Marsh 22.48 Alex Walsh 22.18 Bridget Semeniek 22.46
Christina Lappin 22.68 Alex Massey 22.97 Sophia Moore 23.2
Jessica Merritt 22.69 Lauren Hurt 23.53 Maxine Parker 21.86
Erika Brown 22.24 Gretchen Walsh 21.01 Kate Douglass 21.52
1:30.09 Total Time 1:29.69 Total Time 1:29.04

Of the Nashville relay, Alex Walsh, Massey, and Hurt are all seniors, while Gretchen Walsh is a high school junior. Alex Walsh and Gretchen Walsh are both committed to Virginia, Massey is committed to Yale, and Hurt is committed to Rice.

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Lane 8
2 years ago

Gretchen is unreal

2 years ago

Sees a 21.0 anchor from a junior. Well time for me to retire.

Reply to  Jimbo
2 years ago

6’2” 120lb junior

Reply to  Jimbo
2 years ago

She has been that fast for a few years now on relays….However it is still VERY impressive

DeSorbo Effect
2 years ago

Alex Walsh and Gretchen Walsh are both committed to Virginia


Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
2 years ago

Boring to attend the same school with your sister….Where’s the adventure in that? It’s like, let’s repeat
high school, sis, except it will be college….

2 years ago

no mention of Gretchen’s split?!

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