WATCH: 12 & Under TYR Pro Derby Final Races


In addition to the pro men and women events held at the TYR Pro Derby over the weekend, there was also a 12 & under category for both boys and girls. The format saw three 50 freestyle rounds where eight swimmers dropped to six, and ultimately four in the final round.

For the 12 & under girls, 11-year-old Jenna Brown of the Lakeside Seahawks won a tight race in the final in 28.94, with Cardinal Aquatics’ Caroline Wilson (29.01) and Bluegrass’ Audrey Dixon (29.05) both just a few one hundredths back. All three swimmers had their fastest swims in the opening round, with Brown (28.82) and Wilson (28.98) under 29 seconds and Dixon (29.00) right on the mark.

For the boys, 12-year-old Xavier Moore of Bluegrass ran away with the win in the final in a time of 27.16. Zain Butt of Lakeside was the runner-up in 28.10, and James Stasey of FAST was 3rd in 28.34. Moore was as fast as 27.03 in the first round, while Stasey (27.70) was also sub-28.

In the professional events, Michael Andrew (21.84) and Margo Geer (24.91) came out on top, each earning $4,000. Check out our full live recap here.

Below, watch the race videos of the finals races for the age groupers:

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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