While Day 3 was the first prelims session with no new national records, there was still plenty of fast swimming to go around.
Sitting second coming out of prelims, Ocean County’s Zachary Molloy exploded for a big finals swim, going 1:35.66 to break the national record. The old mark was 1:35.96 set by Nicholas Caldwell back in 2011.
Maxwell Dolan (400 IM), Zachary Molloy (200 free) and the Middle Tyger girls (400 medley relay) all set national records on night 2 of the YMCA Short Course National Championships.
Day 2 of YMCA Nationals was again highlighted by a new national record. This time it was Countryside’s Emily Slabe in the 100 backstroke.
Led by Nick Petersen from the Schroeder YMCA in 48.12, last year’s runner-up, there were 5 swimmers in this final under 49 seconds.