The 2023 U.S. Open Championships will begin tonight with a short distance session featuring the 800 free timed final heats.
This week on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we preview the upcoming Mid-Season Meet Week Madness as well as discuss last week’s news in swimming
Luka Mijatovic’s 13-14 National Age Group Record in the boys’ 500 free is the 6th most dominant NAG marks on the books, ranked by percentage.
Luka Mijatovic is seven seconds better then the next-fastest 13-14 in history of the 500 yard free. Here’s a few stats that put that in context.
While Luka Mijtaovic’s record-setting swims led the show, there were other big performances on Sunday to wrap up the Pleasanton Senior Open.
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.
Luka Mijatovic won one race and swam three personal bests on day 2 of the Pleasanton Seahawks Senior Open on Saturday. He’s now the #3 200 yard freestyler in 13-14 history.
The 14-year-old threw down a blistering 8:55.41, cracking his own 13-14 National Age Group Record (NAG), which he set at 8:59.29 earlier this year.
The 74-member roster includes youngster Luka Mijatovic, who is coming off a standout summer that saw him set numerous NAG records for 13-14 boys.
Since so many are prioritizing other meets, there are opportunities for American men to claim medals and earn prize money that could extend their careers.
A sensational season culminated with Mijatovic setting four NAG records at U.S. Junior Nationals, including lowering the 47-year-old mark in the 1500 free.
History suggests that Pleasanton Seahawks coach Steve Morsilli will have to be careful with Luka Mijatovic to avoid burning out the young distance star.
14 year old Luka Mijatovic broke four 13-14 National Age Group records while in Irvine, including lowering three of his own records.
14 year old Luka Mijatovic broke his own 13-14 NAG record, winning the 800 freestyle in a 7:59.64. It was his fourth NAG record of the meet.
Flying straight back from the 2023 World Championships, Alex Shackell hit Olympic Trials cuts in the 50 and 100 free – including a new personal best