Above video courtesy Ronen Tivony, www.15images.com.
Rose Bowl 10-year old Ronald Dalmacio broke the National Age Group Record in the 100 yard backstroke for a second time in finals of the Southern California Swimming Club Championships on Sunday.
After posting a 59.76 in prelims, Dalmacio came back with a rocking 59.05 in finals to blow away his own record. The previous record was a 59.81 done by Destin Lasco in 2012.
- Lasco ’12 | 29.13/30.68 = 59.81
- Dalmacio AM | 29.56/30.20 = 59.76
- Dalmacio PM | 29.29/29.76 = 59.05
After his prelims swim, we commented that Dalmacio hadn’t shown quite the same front-end speed as Lasco had at this age, and while in finals he was still a tick slower, going under 30 seconds on both halves of this 100 backstroke is unprecedented in the 10 & under age group.
The video above shows that while Dalmacio is big for his age, he’s by no means a towering giant. He has a very long, smooth stroke as compared to those around him, and looks especially comfortable through his turns.