SwimMAC Men Demolish 17-18 400 Freestyle Relay NAG Record

2021 Speedo Summer Championships — Greensboro

SwimMAC opened the first night of the USA Swimming Summer Championships with a bang, swimming to a new National Age Group Record in the men’s 17-18 400 meter freestyle relay.

The team of Tim Connery, Logan Zucker, Cam Abaqueta, and Baylor Nelson combined for a time of 3:21.91, taking over a second off of the previous mark of 3:23.01 set by Dynamo Swim Club back in 2019.

Splits Comparison:

Team SwimMac (2021)
Dynamo Swim Club (2019)
Swimmer 1 Tim Connery (50.22)
Brooks Curry (50.37)
Swimmer 2 Logan Zucker (50.41)
Cam Auerbach (50.89)
Swimmer 3 Cam Abaqueta (51.52)
Nicholas Goudie (50.87)
Swimmer 4 Baylor Nelson (49.76)
Ian Grum (50.92)
Final Time: 3:21.91 3:23.01

Every swimmer on SwimMAC’s relay, with the exception of Abaqueta, was significantly faster than the swimmers on the Dynamo relay. However, the real difference-maker for SwimMac came on the final leg of the relay, where Nelson posted a sub-50 split to put them a half second ahead of Dynamo’s anchor. Notably, that Dynamo relay included LSU standout Brooks Curry, who just won an Olympic gold medal as a prelims member of the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay for the United States.

Both Connery and Nelson swam the relay coming off of a tight race in the individual 100 freestyle, where Connery took first in a time of 49.36, while Nelson tied for second in 49.86. Connery’s time from that race ranks him #12 all-time in the 17-18 age group, while Nelson’s time ranks #31 all-time in the same age group.

Connery is currently ranked #3 in SwimSwam’s rankings of the high school class of 2021, while Nelson is the #1 ranked recruit in the class of 2022. With his #1 ranking, Nelson is committed to attend Texas A&M, while Connery is set to attend Texas in the fall.

Zucker, a Michigan commit, is one of the “best of the rest” recruits from the class of 2022, while the 17-year-old Abaqueta recently committed to Florida’s class of 2026.

Other Notable Swims:

  • Tess Howley: 200 butterfly – 2:10.13
    • #16 all-time in 15-16 age group
  • Matthew Fenlon: 200 butterfly – 1:57.46
    • #11 all-time in 17-18 age group
  • Claire Weinstein: 800 freestyle – 8:36.46
    • #10 all-time in 13-14 age group
  • Charlie Clark: 1500 freestyle – 15:04.37
    • #22 all-time in US History

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Coach
1 month ago

It appears that the SwimMAC males decided to go on a relay NAG tear over the past few weeks. Congratulations.

Breezeway
1 month ago

👍🏾

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