Michael Andrew has gone a 1:45.2 in his 200 yard IM in Clearwater, Florida on Wednesday evening. Let that time sink in for a minute.
Debbie Hesse: “Providing these grants makes it possible for the USA Swimming Foundation to live up to its mission of saving lives and building champions by empowering our Make a Splash Local Partners to extend the gift of learn-to-swim in their communities.”
Olympians Claire Donahue and Adam Brown demonstrate the Start Reaction Drill.
RIO Salado will move into the facility vacated by Sun Devil Aquatics, which moved out and merged with Mesa Aquatics over the winter.
Nation’s Capital went 3:12.58 to break the 15-18 National Age Group record set by SwimMAC, with Carsten Vissering (pictured above) joining John Shebat, Andrew Seliskar and James Jones.
Michael Thomas (pictured above), Wyatt Amdor, Jake Sannem and Michael Jensen broke the 15-16 National Age Group record with a 3:01.01 at the Middle Atlantic Senior State Championships.
Simone Manuel cracked 22 in the 50 free for the first time in her career and made it a memorable barrier-breaking, smashing the 17-18 National Age Group record in the process.
Andrew Seliskar dominated the 200 IM and returned to put up a key leg on NCAP’s record-breaking 400 medley relay at the end of night 5 at NCSA Junior Nationals.
Janet Hu is the top seed in two of three girls races, with her future Stanford teammate Simone Manuel heading up the other event.
Andrew took .02 off his 13-14 200 IM mark with a 1:47.42 at prelims, gaining the advantage over his previous best with a big breaststroke split.
Andrew Seliskar won two races, including a 1:52.21 NAG record in the 200 breast, while Michael Andrew broke two NAGs of his own on Friday night.
Cassidy Bayer snuck under the old 13-14 mark with a 53.30 and now owns both 13-14 short course butterflying NAGs.
Update: USA Swimming has confirmed that Kevin Cordes’ 1:51.96 from 2012 is, in fact, the NAG Record, even though he…
The NAGs come in threes no more: Andrew broke his fourth National Age Group record of the week and second of the night.
This is the fourth time Andrew has broken this record in the past 4 months, and he becomes the first 14-year-old under 48 seconds in the 100 back.