WATCH: Carson Foster Break National High School Record in 200 Free


Sycamore High School junior Carson Foster broke the National High School Record in the 200 yard freestyle on Saturday, swimming a 1:32.99. That took exactly .10 seconds off Trey Freeman’s public school (and unofficial overall high school) record in the event, as well as moving Foster to 3rd place all-time in the 17-18 national rankings, even though he’s still just 17.

Below, watch video of the race, which had 4 swimmers go sub-1:40 (including runner-up Jay Johnson, a senior from Hudson High); along with other races from Ohio’s D1 finals).

Carson Foster, National High School Record, 200 Free, 1:32.99:

Boys’ 100 Back – Carson Foster, Sycamore High – 46.62

Boys’ 100 Free – Adam Chaney, Mason High – 43.67

Boys’ 100 Breast – Jake Foster, Sycamore High – 53.76

Boys’ 200 IM – Jake Foster, Sycamore High – 1:43.99

Boys’ 200 Medley Relay – Sycamore  High – 1:28.48

Boys’ 50 Free – Adam Chaney, Mason High – 19.79

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Caeleb Dressel's Bandana
1 year ago

Feel bad for the dude who went 1:36

Adam P Brzezicki
Reply to  Caeleb Dressel's Bandana
1 year ago

Ikr like thats still pretty good

Reply to  Adam P Brzezicki
1 year ago

Think about how much faster these guys are in high school than Lochte and Adrian at the same age, is it that coaching is getting better or just swimmers are reaching elite speeds in comparison quicker due to better overall athletes becoming swimmers? I’d wager both, but the second point even more. Gone are the days the best athletes only become ball sport athletes, I just wonder how to quantify the ratio of the effect social media(swimmers are now public figures, attract more young people attention) and Michael Phelps have had on getting those elite youngsters to choose swimming over “traditional” sports, versus the overall improvement in coaching philosophy and nutrition that goes with it. Keith if y’all could somehow… Read more »

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Ragnar
1 year ago

I think you hit the second point on the head. You can even compare physique/body movement on land behind the block of Foster versus the two kids beside him. The scrawny guy doing 1:36 may have more long-term upside than Foster. We’ve seen it before, most recently with David Nolan.

Reply to  Ragnar
1 year ago

A bit of both, but mostly the former, imo. Some of that is going to be swimming gaining popularity and increasing accessibility, therefore attracting better athletes, yes. However, I’d say that that effect is going to be dwarfed by the fact that better training is pushing kids closer to their physiological ceilings sooner. For example, if 50 kids go faster in the 100 free at 16 than Nathan Adrian did at the same age, *maybe* one of them will actually go 47.4 someday. In general, they’re getting faster sooner, but also reaching the “fighting for hundredths” phase sooner. A few kids will break that norm; your Dressels and Milaks and Ikees and such, but for the most part I think… Read more »

The michael phelps caterpillar
1 year ago

Congratulations, Carsman.

The Michael Phelps Caterpillar Investigaor
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1 year ago

Why are you everywhere

The michael phelps caterpillar

God considers me to be his god.

Drama King
Reply to  The michael phelps caterpillar
1 year ago

Wtf 🤔

Reply to  The michael phelps caterpillar
1 year ago

I will find your true identity

1 year ago

Wearing the new Mizuno suit too

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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