Fort Collins Area Swim Team’s 16-year-old Zoe Bartel took down U.S. Olympian Caitlin Leverenz’s 15-16 National Age Group Record in the 200 breast en route to gold at the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships (West).
16-year-old Reece Whitley was on another level when he stepped up for the 200 breast final at the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships (East).
Alex Walsh has scratched tonight’s 100 free B final, which allows her sister, Gretchen, to avoid a swim-off against Paige Hedrick.
Kibler led the field with a 42.99, making him the 2nd fastest 15-16 swimmer of all time in the event. Tonight, he’ll be going after Ryan Hoffer’s 15-16 NAG Record of 42.67.
Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s Ryan Hoffer picked up top seed in the men’s 100 free with a 43.42 this morning. His finals swim is highly anticipated, as we wait to see what he has in store after throwing down a 41.23 at this meet last year.
Regan Smith shattered NAG records in the 100 back and 100 fly tonight, becoming the 13th-fastest American female ever in the back at only 14-years-old. But how does Regan choose which events to swim when she’s qualified in so many?
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Ryan Hoffer (above) and his teammates at the Scottsdale Aquatic Club have broken the 15-18 National Age Group Record in the 200 yard free relay.
Carmel Swim Club’s Drew Kibler will take on the 200 free and 100 back tonight.
Smith tore through the water with a 51.09 to win the 100 back. That was the 13th fastest time ever done by an American of any age.
After dismantling the 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 100 fly during day 3 prelims at the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships (West), Regan Smith cranked it up a notch in the final to lower the record to a blazing 51.73.
Alex Walsh broke the 15-16 NAG in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 58.80.
In tonight’s 100 butterfly C-final at the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships (East), Curzan posted a 54.57 to take down the former NAG Record of 54.73 set by Regan Smith in 2014.
After busting out a new NAG Record in the 100 fly, 14-year-old Regan Smith wasn’t done just yet. She turned around to race in the 100 back at the end of the session, tearing through the water on her way to a 51.70 to take another top seed for finals
Reece Whitley cut over 5 seconds off his best time, racing to a 3:48.93 to take top seed for the men’s 400 IM. That time puts Whitley just outside of the top 10 all-time 15-16 boys.
Day 3 prelims of the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships (West) saw Riptide Swim Team’s Regan Smith tear down the 13-14 National Age Group Record with a 52.22 in the 100 fly.
The men’s 50 free will feature Ryan Hoffer, who ripped an incredible 18.88 this morning.
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