Thomas Heilman Breaks More NAG Records At Yards Meet

by Emma Edmund 27

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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RS in NC
2 years ago

Also wanted to add that Heilman’s teammate Will Browne deserves more attention, 46 as a 14 year old is ridiculously good. Having them both on the same team isn’t fair.

RS in NC
2 years ago

I was set to time for Heilman if he came back to finals in the 200 IM on Sunday night, lane 4 and everything. But he went back to Virginia. He’s basically 6 years ahead of everyone else, and most swimmers will never hit those times.

2 years ago

Amazing! Can’t wait to see what he does next.

Buffalo Stance
2 years ago

Wow these times are nuts. Incredible swims by all! Weird though, SwimSwam seems to have forgotten that it takes 4 people to swim a relay (relay TEAM right?). Article basically treats the other 3 as not existing. “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.”

Hmmmmmm…seems like Heilman broke 1 and all 4 guys broke the other?

Same with the photo caption…”Swimming in a SCY meet on Sunday, Thomas Heilman broke two NAG records, including Michael Andrew’s 100 free record from 2014.” Crazy crazy swims no matter how it’s written!

Reply to  Buffalo Stance
2 years ago

Tell me you’re a parent of one of the other three swimmers without telling me you’re a parent of one of the other three swimmers.

(Keep reading sis. They’re all listed there in the table.)

Coach mike 1952
2 years ago

Chas Morton anyone?

2 years ago

I really hope a video of that relay becomes available. Looks like they all swam out of their minds for that NAG record.

2 years ago

Race Pace and Andrew family. Buh bye. Thanks for being the loud controversy for about 1.25 decades.

jay and finke’s last 50
2 years ago

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