Watch Reece Whitley Break the 13-14 200m Breast NAC Record, 2:19.74 (Race Video)

by SwimSwam 10

July 01st, 2014 Club, International, News, Video

Swimming News / Swimming Video courtesy of Penn Charter Aquatic Club. 

Reeece Whitley 200 breaststroke reported by SwimSwam Editor-in-Chief Braden Keith

Reece Whitley of the Penn Charter Aquatic Club, who is spending the summer mixing up his training a bit at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, has broken the 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 200 meter breaststroke on Sunday.

Whitley, who will be 14 until January 3rd, 2015, swam a 2:19.74 at the BSS Summer Classic, which breaks the 2010 record set by current USA Swimming National Teamer Gunnar Bentz of the Dynamo Swim Club at 2:20.48.

Although Whitley has been dominant in short course breaststroking (he holds the NAG Records in the 100 and 200 yard races for 11-12′s and the 200 yard race for 13-14′s, with time to get the 100), this is his first individual record in long course.

Whitley’s own prior personal best was a 2:23.4 done last July, and the only other time that he’s swum the race in long course this summer so far, a month ago, he was a 2:33.

Also at this meet, Whitley won the 13-14 age group in the 200 IM (2:12.43), the 400 IM (4:41.63), and the 100 breast (1:04.80).That 100 breaststroke time was about half-a-second away from Whitley’s own personal best and about a second away from Michael Andrew’s National Age Group Record.

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6 years ago

Superstar in the making – amazingly impressive – world class swimmer!!

6 years ago

That would’ve almost beaten Soni’s performance at London!LOL

bobo gigi
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6 years ago

😆 😆 😆 😆

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Haven’t seen or heard any either! She hasn’t seemed to shine as much as 2012

Reply to  Hswimmer
6 years ago

Who are you referring to HSWIMMER ?

bobo gigi
6 years ago

Thanks for the video! Great performance from Mr Whitley! I presume his biggest meets of the summer are: – the Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics in late July. And his club hosts the meet! – the US junior nationals in August in Irvine. I’m right? He has plenty of time to crush all the 13/14 breaststroke records in long course this summer and in yards in December at the Tom Dolan Invitational. The other US boy age group star of Middle Atlantic swimming, 12-year-old Destin Lasco, has almost broken the 11/12 200 back age group record in early June. He swam 2.14.00 and the record is….2.13.91 by Ryan Murphy! And while I’m talking about this part of USA, is there any… Read more »