SwimMAC 11-12 Boys Shatter 400 Medley Relay NAG Record

The boys of SwimMAC took down the 400 medley relay 11-12 National Age Group record today at Tar Heel States with a 3:48.61. They destroyed the old record, set in 2014 by King Aquatic Club in Washington, by a over a full second. King has broken a bunch of 11-12 and 13-14 records in recent years, in part due to the speed from individual NAG record holder Ethan Dang. Now in the 13-14 age group, Dang still holds 11-12 NAG records for the 50, 100, and 200 breaststrokes, as well as in the 200 medley relay. Dang and King also own the 200 and 400 medley 13-14 NAG records, both of which were set just last week.

The quartet for SwimMAC was Nathan AdamsStephen KimBaylor Nelson, and Brayden Brewer to combine for a 3:48.61.

A look at split comparisons:

King, 2014 (3:49.62) SwimMAC, 2016 (3:48.61)
Lu 59.93 Adams 58.56
Flores 1:00.27 Kim 1:01.69
Nguyen 1:00.45 Nelson 56.86
Dang 48.97 Brewer 51.50

Dang clearly had a huge advantage on the anchor leg for King, and despite him being their best breaststroker, Flores still put out a very respectable 1:00.27. Still, Adams got SwimMAC out to a better start, and the big swim for them came from Nelson’s fly split.

The record before King was a 3:50.33 set earlier in 2013 by NCAP.

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both relays have incredible splits. amazing for that age group. they must be well coached and train hard.

E Burke

MAC coach Russ Kasl has the 11/12 group smoking fast with girls 1st 3rd and boys 2nd 3rd high point at Sectionals last weekend in Atlanta. GO MAC NATION!


Sorry, but I have to chuckle at referring to a 12 year old boy splitting 1:00.2 on the breaststroke leg as “respectable”…amazing performances all around by MAC.

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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