While record have been falling left and right at the Speedo Winter Junior National Championships, there is some very fast swimming at the final night of the 2013 Tom Dolan Invitational.
13-year-old (yes, 13-year-old) Reece Whitley of Penn Charter Aquatic Club crushed the 13-14 National Age Group record in the 200 yard breaststroke, touching in 2:00.14. The record (2:01.17) was previously held by Curtis Ogren, tonight’s Junior National champion down in Greensboro.
Whitley: 26.96 – 30.35 (57.31) – 31.38 (1:28.69) – 31.45 (2:00.14)
Keep in mind Whitley hasn’t come out of nowhere: he also holds the 11-12 National Age Group records in the 100 and 200 yard breaststrokes, and briefly held the 13-14 record before Michael Andrew reclaimed it last night. With another full season in the 13-14 age group, Whitley has plenty of time to further lower that mark, and possibly retake the 100 record from Andrew.