Junior Nationals

2016 U.S. Winter Jr Championships (West): Day 4 Finals Live Recap

We’ve got a couple of age group records on watch tonight, including the 13-14 girls NAG Record in the 200 fly. Regan Smith will be chasing Cassidy Bayer’s record of 1:56.01 in that event.

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2016 U.S. Winter Jr Championships (East): Day 4 Finals Live Recap

In the 200 breast, Reece Whitley will be making a run at his own 15-16 NAG Record.

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14-Year-Old Regan Smith Blasts 1:51.7 200 Back/1:56.5 200 Fly Double

Riptide Swim Team’s 14-year-old Regan Smith came within tenths of another pair of 13-14 National Age Group Records during night 4 finals at the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships (West).

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Zoe Bartel Downs Leverenz’s 15-16 NAG Record With 2:07.7 200 Breast

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).

Reece Whitley Drops Mic With 1:52.3 200 BR For New 15-16 NAG Record

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).

Winter Juniors – East Day 4 Scratch Report: Alex Walsh Out of 100 Fr B

Alex Walsh has scratched tonight’s 100 free B final, which allows her sister, Gretchen, to avoid a swim-off against Paige Hedrick.

2016 Winter Jr Championships (East): Kibler Drops 42.9 100 Free in Day 4 Prelims

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.

2016 Winter Jr Championships (West): Hoffer Cruises to 43.4 100 Free in Day 4 Prelims

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’s NAG Records, and the NAG Records she Spares

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, Scottsdale, Break NAG Record in 200 Free Relay

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.

2016 Winter Jr Championships (East): Day 3 Finals Live Recap

Carmel Swim Club’s Drew Kibler will take on the 200 free and 100 back tonight.

Regan Smith Blazes To 13-14 NAG Record With 51.09 100 Back

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.

Regan Smith Rocks 51.7 100 Fly For New 13-14 NAG Record

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 Breaks 15-16 NAG In 100 Breast At Winter Juniors (East)

Alex Walsh broke the 15-16 NAG in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 58.80.

Claire Curzan Downs Regan Smith’s 11-12 NAG With 54.57 100 Fly

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.

2016 U.S. Winter Jr Champs (West): Regan Smith Drops 51.7 100 Back in Day 3 Prelims

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

2016 U.S. Winter Jr Champs (East): Whitley Drops 3:48 400 IM in Day 3 Prelims

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.

Regan Smith Smashes 13-14 NAG Record With 52.2 100 Fly at Winter Jrs

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.

2016 U.S. Winter Jr Championships (West): Day 2 Finals Live Recap

The men’s 50 free will feature Ryan Hoffer, who ripped an incredible 18.88 this morning.