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 Adams, Stephen Kim, Baylor 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.