Thomas Heilman Breaks More NAG Records At Yards Meet

by Emma Edmund 30

December 05th, 2021 Club, News, Records

Thomas Heilman broke National Age Group records left and right at the U.S. Open over the past week, but he didn’t stop there. On Sunday, he drove to the YOTA/Arena Capital Classic and broke the 13-14 SCY 100 free and 400 free relay National Age Group record.

Heilman swam the lead leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay, clocking in at 43.51. His time defeats Michael Andrew’s 13-14 100 freestyle NAG of 43.90. Andrew’s record has been standing since 2014.

Heilman’s time also contributed to a NAG record in the 13-14 400-yard freestyle relay with his Cavalier Aquatics team. Cavalier Aquatics’ 3:07.45 defeated Carmel Swim Club’s 3:08.77, set in 2020.

Cavalier Aquatics (12/5/2021) Carmel Swim Club (12/20/2020)
Thomas Heilman: 43.51 Carter Lancaster: 45.68
Will Browne: 46.64 Lewis Zhang: 47.74
Tanner Kidd: 48.49 Emile Haig: 47.78
Richard Wang: 48.81 Gregg Enoch: 47.57
3:07.45 3:08.77

In addition to the 400 free relay, Heilman also swam the 200 IM in 1:46.61. His time is the second-fastest for 13-14 year-olds, ever. The only faster time is the NAG record, Andrew’s 1:45.29.

Heilman originally went to the meet to get his cuts for YMCA Nationals. Now, he’ll walk away with two new NAG records, and the second-fastest 200 IM time for all 13-14 swimmers.

This brings his NAG record total from the past week to six. He has the LCM 13-14 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 200 free, and the SCY 100 free and 400 free relay. He is also the second-fastest LCM 200 butterflies and SCY 200 IMer ever.

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bobthebuilderrocks
1 month ago

14 going 43.5? What on earth

Lil Swimmy
1 month ago

girl WHAT

Pvdh
1 month ago

Dressel was what at 17? 43.2 lmao this kid is on a nuclear trajectory

HJones
Reply to  Pvdh
1 month ago

Dressel went 43.2 at age 16. So, this dude is still two years ahead of CD’s progress.

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  Pvdh
1 month ago

*43.5

jeff
Reply to  Swimmerfromjapananduk
1 month ago

looks like it was 43.29 a couple months after turning 16, then 42.85 a couple months after 17

Mr Piano
1 month ago

This kid hasn’t even heard of me.

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 month ago

If Andrew has, he will, eventually

monsterbasher
1 month ago

Can’t wait 15 years from now when a 12 year old goes a 41 100 free

MICHAEL
1 month ago

We have found the new Hype!

BearlyBreathing
1 month ago

Imagine the pressure of having to continually live up to things you did when you were 14.
I wish him luck. Genuinely, not sarcastically.

jay and finke’s last 50
Reply to  BearlyBreathing
1 month ago

no bc if these commenters switch up when he doesn’t live up to the hype, i swear

Coach mike 1952
Reply to  BearlyBreathing
1 month ago

Chas Morton anyone?

Dressel is an animal
1 month ago

What do you guys think, can he break Remel’s untouchable 17.6 in the future?

BearlyBreathing
Reply to  Dressel is an animal
1 month ago

There are so many steps between here and there it’s futile to make a guess.
This kid is going to have a lot of everything land in his life and on his shoulders in the next year.
Maybe let’s talk more then.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Dressel is an animal
1 month ago

No. Because no one is going to have that start for a long time.

HJones
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

It baffles me how much better CD’s start is compared to the competition. Even in Tokyo in the 50 FR, where he had his worst start of the meet, it still gave him 0.2-0.4 seconds of an advantage over Manaudou, who probably has the second-best start in the world.

HJones
Reply to  Dressel is an animal
1 month ago

17.6 is the wildest yards swim ever. Even SwimCloud.com has the time flagged as a “suspicious time”.

PFA
Reply to  HJones
1 month ago

Yeah they still haven’t fixed that problem with swim cloud yet. Which is kinda funny.