Vinny Marciano, a 12-year old from Morris County, New Jersey, has broken the National Age Group Record in the 100 yard backstroke, breaking his own record of 53.26 set earlier this year by going 52.47. Marciano is swimming at the 2014 New Jersey Swimming Junior Olympics hosted by the Berkeley Aquatic Club.
Marciano, in January, broke this record twice in one day, and has now blown eight-tenths of a second off of it again.
Jan. Morning splits: 26.02 – 27.41 = 53.43
Jan. Evening splits: 25.77 – 27.49 = 53.26
New Record splits: 25.60 – 26.87 = 52.47
Marciano is getting closer-and-closer to even-splitting this race, now being split by only 1.2 seconds between 50’s. He’ll still have a couple of months of racing left before he ages up in early May, but if he hits a bit of a growth spurt and can pour on the front-end speed, we could see him continue to ‘pop’ in the next year.
Marciano also swam a 53.85 in the 100 fly on Friday night.