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.