The 9-10 girls from the Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club have broken a pair of 10 & under National Age Group Records swimming at the National Age Group Team Challenge Meet at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center.
Racing in a Saturday afternoon relay session, the team of Nina Allen, Joyce Wu, Elena Harrison, and Amy Lamb combined for a 2:02.44 in the 200 yard medley relay, which beat the old record of 2:02.70 done by the Westchester Aquatic Club in 2014.
|RMSC (New Record)||Allen – 31.26||Wu – 33.09||Harrison – 31.23||Lamb – 26.86||2:02.40|
|Westchester (Old Record)||Jiang – 29.48||Lee – 36.01||Chen – 30.80||Collmar – 26.41||2:02.70|
The comparative splits show that it’s Wu’s breaststroke split of 33.09 that really put the Rockville swimmers ahead of record-setting pace.
Later in that session, the squad swapped in Sydney Allen for Elena Harrison in a different order swam a 1:49.59, which broke a 1:49.87 done in 2010 by the First Colony Swim Team.
The RMSC splits:
- Wu – 28.18
- Sydney Allen – 28.47
- Nina Allen – 26.07
- Amy Lamb – 26.87
The 5 participating swimmers come specifically from RMSC’s MLK Jr. Swim Center in Silver Spring, Maryland (head coached by Brian Cheng); the Rockville Swim & Fitness Center in Rockville, Maryland head coached by Dave Greene; and the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center in Bethesda, Maryland with Kent Williams as the advanced juniors coach.
The team has a little ace-in-the-hole to build the depth needed to break National Age Group Records in relays. Sydney and Nina Allen are twin sisters
“It was a rewarding day for these girls as teammates, but more importantly as friends,” Cheng said. “These girls have developed unbreakable bonds over the years doing amazing things together. Today’s record breaking performances was just additional icing on the cake.”
“(We are) so proud of these girls and equally excited to see what the future holds for them.”