2016 NCAP INVITE
- Dec. 8 – Dec. 11
- College Park, MD
- Live results
14-year-old Phoebe Bacon has once again etched her name higher on the all-time 13-14 age group swims list, moving up to #3 in the 100 backstroke with a 52.82 on the third day of the NCAP Invite.
The meet, hosted by the Nation’s Capital Swim Club in College Park, Maryland, features events for varying age groups, but Bacon eschewed even that structure with her swim. The 14-year-old NCAP swimmer skipped the 13-14 event and swam in the open class for swimmers of all ages. Not only did she jump an age group, but Bacon won at that age group, going 52.82 and beating second-place by more than a full second.
A few months ago, Bacon moved up to 6th place in the 13-14 historical ranks in that event, tying with Missy Franklin at 53.16. But another three tenths drop this weekend moves her up to 3rd, passing Olympian Kathleen Baker and sitting only behind fellow Olympic Trials youngsters Regan Smith (51.09) and Alex Walsh (51.62) and . Walsh, Smith and Bacon were among the youngest swimmers to qualify for U.S. Olympic Trials this past summer. Bacon was officially the third-youngest, competing at the meet when she was still 13. She aged up this fall, meaning she still has at least half of 2017 to chase the National Age Group record in the event. Smith’s 51.09 set the NAG just two days ago at West Winter Junior Championships.
Bacon also won the 13-14 50 freestyle in 23.17 for NCAP.
There was only one other multi-event winner on day 3. Yilinna Collmar of the Westchester Aquatic Club went 24.33 to win the 50 free and 27.75 to take the 50 back.
Anna Belousova won the girls 200 breast in 2:10.05 for the open age group. Belousova, who is 20, could be one of the best NCAA recruits nationwide, but is still uncommitted in the recruiting market. She has competed for Russia previously and may not be looking to join the NCAA system. Fellow highly-touted recruit Spencer Rowe won the boys 200 breast in 1:57.71. Meanwhile, NCAP’s Katie Mack won the 50 free in the open age group despite being just 15. She went 22.82, which is eight tenths off of Simone Manuel‘s NAG record for 15-16s.
A few other notable age group swims:
- In the girls 13-14 200 breast, Anna Keating went 2:14.57 to win and move up to #24 all-time in that age group.
- Brett Feyerick went 50.89 to win the boys 13-14 100 back and move to #35 all-time. He’s just 13 years old still.
- In the 11-12s, Ashley Kolessar went 2:07.01, the 30th-fastest girls 200 IM in that age group’s history.