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.