Spartans Aquatic Club Breaks 15-16 Mixed 200 Free Relay NAG

by Emma Edmund 5

December 05th, 2021 News, Records

Spartans Aquatic Club, located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, broke the 15-16 National Age Group Record in the SCY mixed 200 free relay on Saturday.

The relay swam a time of 1:28.95, beating the 1:29.49 record set in 2020 by the Aquatic Team of Mecklenburg. Here is a split comparison between the two teams:

Spartans Aquatic Club Aquatic Team of Mecklenburg
Rylan Kruep: ~20.9 Teresa Ivan: 23.39
Joel Mora: ~20.9 Austin Lockhart: 20.38
Sadie Clayton: 23.60 Sam Reiger: 21.17
Abigail Heizer: 23.36 Rowan Bartis: 24.65
1:28.95 1:29.49

The Spartans Aquatic Club team’s time came at the 2021 Senior Short Course Championships in Georgia, where they finished first in the event. Spartans Aquatic Club opted to race both men, then both women, but Mecklenburg alternated female/male in their race.

USA Swimming first began recognizing mixed relay National Age Group records in the fall of 2018, after they were included in FINA World Championships and the Olympics. All of the records, therefore, are relatively recent.

Karl Krug is the head coach of Spartans Aquatic Club. The club is relatively new, beginning in 2016.

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PVSFree
1 month ago

Hot damn, a 19.3 relay split as a 15-16 year old is dirty. Never heard this kid’s name before either, he might be one to watch

PVSFree
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1 month ago

After looking at both Kruep and Mora’s times, it looks like there may have been a touch pad error. Kruep’s best time in the 50 is a 21.2 and Mora’s is a 21.4

Anonymous
1 month ago

Karl does an incredible job training these student athletes. Top notch facility with a supportive base. I don’t think they were ever shut down through the pandemic – just very cautious. One of the great benefits of having your own facility. Congratulations to SPAC!

addison
1 month ago

rylan and joel both went 20.9 ish hand timed, touchpad error. unfortunately joel didn’t get a 19.3 split 🙁

Harambe
1 month ago

Oh shit, is that the mizuno Gx 3 jammer? How’d he get that fit?