North Texas Nadadores Quartet Downs NAG Record in 13-14 Girls 200 Free Relay

2021 Texas Age Group Swimming Championships

  • Wednesday, July 21st – Sunday, July 25th
  • AISD Natatorium, Arlington, TX
  • LCM (50m)
  • Psych Sheet
  • Results on Meet Mobile “2021 MARS LC TAGS”

Marin Clem, Vivian Anderson, Olivia Colombo, and Emma Bibza from the North Texas Nadadores have broken the National Age Group Record in the 13-14 Girls 200m Free Relay at the Texas Age Group Swimming Championships (“TAGS”). The NTN quartet combined for 1:47.05, taking .08 off the previous mark set by Sandpipers of Nevada in 2019.

Clem (26.69), Anderson (26.19), Colombo (27.18), and Bibza (26.99) won the event by nearly 3.5 seconds with their 1:47.05. They were fairly even, only separated by 1 second from the fastest leg to the slowest. By comparison, the Sandpipers relay in 2019 had a spread of 1.8 seconds between the fastest and the slowest.

  2019   2021
Bella Sims 26.55 Marin Clem 26.69
Katie Grimes 26.91 Vivian Anderson 26.19
Paige Kuwata 27.73 Olivia Colombo 27.18
Audrey Yu 25.94 Emma Bibza 26.99
  1:47.13   1:47.05

The relays swam in the morning after heats of individual events.

In the final, North Texas Nadadores’ Maximus Williamson continued the tear he has been on for the last two days. After posting a pair of #2 all-time times in the 13-14 age group, Williamson broke the NAG in the 200 free on Friday. Saturday night, he won the 13-14 200 back by 7.4 seconds with 2:04.11. He dropped 3.46 seconds and vaulted to #9 all-time in the age group. Next, Williamson took nearly 6 seconds off his previous best time in the 400 free, going 4:00.52 to become the 8th-fastest 13-14-year-old in history. Both times qualified him for Summer Juniors.

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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