Watch Andrew Rogers Swim Fastest 10 & Under 100 Meter Fly in U.S. History

On Saturday morning, in prelims, Andrew Rogers of the Arkansas Dolphins swam the fastest 100 meter fly ever done by an American 10-year old, swimming a 1:06.52.

Above, Evan Johnston, one of the teams’ coaches, has shared a video of Rogers’ record-breaking performance.

You can hear his coaches talking about the record at the beginning of the video (with his history in short course, its natural for them to have had an eye on the old record of 1:07.24). Rogers does very little of his swimming underwater, and was very controlled early in the race. He began with a one-up, one-down breathing pattern, which fell to two up one down, and eventually three up one down as he fatigued.

But even as tiredness sets in late in the race (a 100 fly in long course is a long race for a 10-year old), he still stayed very low to the water, and hardly shortened up at all coming into his touch.

Rogers is also the holder of the short course yards record in the 100 fly.

Read more about his record-breaking performance here.

Read the Friday finals recap here.

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Lane Four

Wow! Great GREAT form throughout the race. With all of the supremely talented youngsters out there swimming lightning fast times, I sometimes forget how YOUNG they are. The future looks so incredibly bright for the sport of swimming. Congratulations, Andrew! You did yourself proud (and your coaches and parents!).

Coachie

and teammates!

Jessica

Remarkably well developed stroke I thought considering his young age. Yep, you could see his fatigue set in on the back half and increased his oxygen but kept his stroke like you said. Kinda funny to see how far ahead of the rest of the field he was. Hope this kid stays in the game for many more years to come. Will be interesting to see how he keeps developing.

arswimmom

how exciting is this– congratulations

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