This morning, Simone Manuel broke the 15-16 NAG record in the 50 free with her time of 25.06. (You can read the article here) Tonight, Manuel was able to do it again, swimming .05 seconds faster for a time of 25.01. This morning she broke Missy Franklins 50 freestyle national age group record of 25.26. With this swim tonight in the 50 free at the 2013 World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, she earns her first individual swim in Barcelona. She will also be swimming the 4×100 relay as a member of the World Championship Team.
Manuel is just 16, and therefore not able to break the 17-18 national age group record, but she is only .01 seconds off of Kara Lynn Joyce’s 17-18 National Age Group record of 25.00 set back in 2004. Kara Lynn Joyce used to be Missy Franklin’s training partner.
Sixteen year-old, Manuel, swims for the First Colony Swim Team in Texas.