Canadian 14-year old Taylor Ruck, currently training in the United States at the Scottsdale Aquatic Club, has annihilated the Canadian National Age Group Record in the 200 meter backstroke on day 2 of the 2015 Pro Swim Series meet in Austin, Texas.
Ruck swam a 2:10.22, which broke the 2009 NAG Record for 13-14’s of 2:14.28, done by current North Carolina Tar Heel (in the United States college system) Annie Harrison.
Canada has had a slew of impressive 200 backstrokers in the last decade – names like Julia Wilkinson, Sinead Russell, Dominique Bouchard, Brooklynn Snodgrass, Hilary Caldwell, Brittany MacLean (who was a great backstroker as a junior swimmer), and countless others.
Ruck has blown them all away with her swim by four seconds, and despite her young age, now ranks 8th on the all-time Canadian rankings for swimmers of any age.
The top 10:
- Hilary Caldwell, 2:06.80 (2013)
- Sinead Russell, 2:08.04 (2012)
- Genevieve Cantin, 2:09.40 (2014)
- Julia Wilkinson, 2:09.53 (2012)
- Dominique Bouchard, 2:09.59 (2014)
- Brooklynn Snodgrass, 2:09.76 (2014)
- Lauren Lavigna, 2:10.03 (2009)
- Taylor Ruck, 2:10.22 (2015)
- Katelyn Murdoch, 2:10.74 (2009)
- Barbara Jardin, 2:10.78 (2009)
Russell currently holds the record for the next age group up, the 15-17’s, at 2:08.89.