The 14-year-old swam a time that would rank #16 in the NCAA this season, and is now the fastest performer in the 13-14 age group by over nine seconds.
14-year old Luka Mijatovic of the Pleasanton Seahawks took a massive bite out of his own National Age Group Record in the 500 free on Sunday.
“I know we can do better,” Leon Marchand said after ASU’s 2nd-place finish at NCAAs last season. “I know we can win. And I want to be a part of it.”
Luka Mijatovic broke the oldest NAG record in the books swimming a 15:27.38 in Irvine for third place at Summer Junior Nationals.
Luka Mijatovic continued rewriting the U.S. boys’ 13-14 national age group (NAG) record book on Sunday at the George F. Haines International Swim Meet.
Luka Mijatovic scared the U.S. boys’ 13-14 national age group (NAG) record of 8:08.75 set by Evan Pinion in 2009 with his 8:10.30 on Sunday.
At 13 years old, Luka Mijatovic dropped 43 seconds in the 1650-yard freestyle to demolish the boys’ 13-14 NAG record in the event by nearly five seconds.
Pleasanton Seahawks’ Luka Mijatovic took down his 2nd 13-14 NAG in the 1000 after breaking the 500 record just three months ago.
Luka Mijatovic also posted the fastest 400 IM time ever by a 13-year-old with a 3:56.84, surpassing Joshua Zuchowski’s mark of 3:56.86 from 2018.
Luka Mijatovic continued his climb up the all-time age group rankings with an impressive performance at the 2022 Winter Age Group Junior Championships.
In his last meet before aging up, Sam Marsteiner posted two nation-leading times at the WAVE Quad Meet earlier this month in Cary, North Carolina.
Luka Mijatovic set seven personal bests last weekend, including a 500-yard freestyle victory that made him the fastest 13-year-old boy in American history.
Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Erica Sullivan (above) is the top seed in the first event of the Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo: the women’s 1500 free.
USC commit Daniel Matheson is a massive get for the Trojans, with elite abilities across freestyle, butterfly and IM.
Emma Nordin of Arizona State swam her first 1650 in over a year as she swam to victory during the first day of the Phoenix Sectionals.