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|
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.