The 13-14 girls from NOVA of Virginia Aquatics have annihilated the National Age Group Record in the 800 yard freestyle relay.
Swimming at a team-hosted Senior Time Trial meet, the group of Grace Sheble, Caroline Sheble, Olivia Erickson, and Cooper Ackerly combined for a 7:18.96. That broke the old record of 7:25.00 done by Dynamo Swim Club in 2016.
3 of the 4 NOVA legs swam faster than their counterparts from the old record-setting relay, including a Cooper Ackerly anchor that was faster than Dynamo’s anchor by 3 seconds to put an emphatic finish on the record.
|NOVA of Virginia||Dynamo Swim Club|
|New Record||Old Record|
|Grace Sheble- 1:48.19||Tristan Ulett 1:49.76|
|Caroline Sheble 1:50.32||Addie Farrington 1:52.05|
|Olivia Erickson 1:50.12||Jade’ Foelske 1:49.50|
|Cooper Ackerly 1:50.33||Abby Grottle 1:53.69|
At their big winter meet, the NCAP Invitational, this group didn’t swim the 800 free relay. They instead raced the 400 free relay (3:26.45), the 200 medley relay (1:44.87), the 400 medley relay (3:44.77), and the 200 free relay (1:35.42). That 400 medley relay was also a National Age Group Record.