Twelve-year-old Winn Aung from the Redding Swim Team broke two 11-12 national age-group records this weekend at the Summer Sanders Long Course Invitational in Roseville, California.
The first record he broke was the 200m freestyle, clocking in at 2:00.11 in the prelim heats to take the eighth seed. With that swim he dropped over five seconds off his personal best time to set the new record, breaking it by 0.77 seconds.
Previously, the record was held by Matthew Hirschberger and set back in 2011. In finals, Aung was slower than his new record with a time of 2:01.30.
On the next day of competition he came within one second of the 50m freestyle national age-group record with a time of 25.72. His 200m fly however, was the swim of the morning. In that race, Aung dropped a 2:14.85 to qualify third for the finals. He was just off the national age-group record of 2:14.40 held by both Ryan Murphy (2008) and Seth Say Woon Chun (2013).
In finals, Aung took a sledgehammer to the record and absolutely obliterated it with a time of 2:12.91. That time earned him a second place finish overall at the meet, and took off a grand total of 1.49 seconds from Murphy and Chun’s prior record.
Aung currently holds three age-group records in the 10&under 50m free, 100m free, and 200m free, thus bringing his total to five long-course records after this weekend.