Phoebe Bacon Sizzles a 1:00.8 100 Back at NCSAs, Moves to #3 in 13-14

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 4

August 03rd, 2017 News


When will American 13-14 year olds chill out? They’ve been on fire this year, and tonight was no exception.

NCAP 14-year-old Phoebe Bacon, who was one of the only 13-year-olds to compete at Olympic Trials last summer (she was the third-youngest swimmer at the entire meet), took the 100 backstroke win with a 1:00.81, almost a full second drop from her former PR. That’s a very strong time, and it slots her as the third-best performer in U.S. 13-14 history behind only Regan Smith and Missy Franklin.

U.S. 13-14 100 back all-time list

  1. Regan Smith 1:00.26 2016
  2. Missy Franklin 1:00.50 2009
  3. Phoebe Bacon 1:00.81 2017
  4. Alex Walsh 1:00.84 2015
  5. Taylor Ruck 1:01.06 2015

Alex Sumner of the Suburban Seahawks posted a 1:00.88 for 2nd, which was also a best time for her. The 17-year-old and Cal commit’s old PR was a 1:01.61, which is coincidentally the exact same old PR that Bacon had. Sumner now ranks within the top 20 of the 17-18 age group with her swim. Both got under the old meet record, which was held by Bacon at 1:01.61.

Two 13-14 year olds had very impressive swims in the 400 IM. NOVA of Virginia’s Grace Sheble, 14, went a PR to win with a 4:48.17, which shoots her up to 8th all-time in the 13-14 age group. That also broke Margaret Aroesty’s meet record. Claire Tuggle of Clovis, meanwhile, was at it again. While mid-distance freestyle is her specialty, the 13-year-old posted a 4:53.03 for 3rd tonight. Tuggle’s previous PR before this meet was a 4:59.33 and she broke that in prelims at 4:58.35 and really took it down tonight. Sandwiched in between the two was Sandpipers of Nevada’s Grace Siebmann with a PR 4:50.52.

In the 400 free relay, it was all about 15-16 year olds. Allegheny North broke their 2nd 15-16 NAG relay record this meet with a 3:25.57 to beat Dayton Raiders (3:25.84). SwimSwam will be posting an article with further analysis of the relay record shortly. NCAP won the women’s 400 free relay in 3:50.74 with a 56.02 anchor from Katelyn Mack, while Clovis was 2nd in 3:51.68 anchored by Tuggle’s 56.28.


  • Trenton Julian of Rose Bowl Aquatics posted a 2:00.76 to win the 200 fly by over two seconds.
  • Cody Bybee of Dayton Raiders won again with a 1:50.05 in the 200 free. Bybee set a new meet record with his 1:50.36 from prelims, and he lowered that tonight. Rockwood Swim Club’s Jack Dolan swam a 1:51.00 to hold off Colton Paulson of Redbird Swim Club (1:51.03). Dolan and Paulson are both 16.
  • Corey Lau of Minnetonka went 28.92 and Val Tarazi of Mundelein Mustangs went 32.31 to take home titles in the 50 breast.

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Ronald Dalmacio swims at that meet too. I just saw his name in Tuesday and Wednesday’s results. He improved his 200 back PB by 1.33 s in 2.08.68 and his 100 back PB by 0.02 s in 58.79. He’s now 13 after breaking a lot of 11/12 NAG records.

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Thanks for all the good info bobo


That’s some sizzling Bacon

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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