WATCH: Kibler Moves Past Phelps, Leads Carmel To 800 Free Relay NAG


Video courtesy of James Foster on YouTube:

From our day 1 finals recap:


  • Short Course Juniors Record (combined) – 6:31.93 – Scottsdale Aquatic Club (Hoffer, Blake, Yang, Apel) – 2016

The Carmel Swim Club of Carmel, Indiana led 4 teams under the old SC Juniors overall Meet Record, and eventually came away with the mark in 6:28.25. That also broke the old 15-18 National Age Group Record in the event that was a 6:28.90 set by SwimMAC Carolina in 2013.

Carmel’s splits:

  • Drew Kibler (17) – 1:33.78
  • Brett Sherman (18) – 1:39.62
  • Jacob Mitchell (15) – 1:38.87
  • Wyatt Davis (16) – 1:35.98

Kibler’s leadoff leg jumps him in to 7th place on the all-time 17-18 rankings, bumping legendary swimmer Michael Phelps and his 1:33.82 from 2003 out of that spot. Kibler’s personal best is a 1:33.30, but this is his first taper meet since aging up.

The rest of the teams under the old Short Course Juniors record:

  • Mason Manta Rays (Carson Foster, Chaney, McDonald, Jake Foster) – 6:28.95
  • Baylor Swim Club (Althoff, Kirby, Kurleto, Freeman) – 6:30.65
  • SwimMAC Carolina (Chan, Walker, Poelke, Connery) – 6:31.60

Mason’s relay was led off by a 1:33.76 from 16-year old Carson Foster, which is the 3rd-best time in history by a 15-16 (Kibler is the record-holder in that age group).


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Bon Jovi

so a faster record in the lower age group???

Record confusion?

Where do you see that? Carson’s time was 3rd fastest 15-16, with the record being Kibler’s 1:33.30 lifetime best. The article doesn’t say what the 17-18 record is, only that Kibler is now currently 7th.

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