Winn Aung of the Redding Aqua Ducks, who trains under Mike Hoppe, broke a National Age Group Record on Sunday in his 5th different race, swimming a 24.42 in the 50 yard free. That just barely snuck under the 24.46 that Michael Andrew went in 2010.
Aung now holds National Age Group Records in five different events: the 50 meter free, 100 meter free, 200 meter free, 50 yard free, and 100 yard free. The record in the 100 yard free was a 53.12 done on Saturday at this meet hosted by the Ukia Dolphins.
He also swam a 1:00.78 in the 100 yard fly, which is a new Sierra Nevada LSC Record and within a second of the National Age Group Record, and a 28.24 in the 50 yard fly, another new Sierrra Nevada LSC Record.
As Aung ages up as of 12:01 AM on Wednesday, this will be his last National Age Group Record as an 10 & under. Next up, he’ll begin chasing the 11-12 records. Here’s how far off he is in each of those:
50 meter free – 27.57-25.09, 2.4 seconds away (Michael Andrew, 2012)
100 meter free – 1:00.67-55.45, 4.2 seconds away (Preston Padden, 2010)
200 meter free – 2:11.32-2:00.88, 10.5 seconds away (Matthew Hirschberger, 2011)
50 yard free – 24.42-21.85, 2.6 seconds away (Michael Andrew, 2011)
100 yard free – 53.12-49.75, 3.4 seconds away (Michael Andrew, 2012)
Aung also graduates up with an astonishing 15 Sierra Nevada LSC Records.