WATCH: Regan Smith Break National Age Group Backstroke Records

Swimming last week at the Akron, Ohio Sectional Championships, 16-year old Regan Smith from the Riptide Swim Team in Minnesota swam 3 15-16 National Age Group Record-breaking times in 2 different events. She eventually settled at 50.84 in the 100 yard back and 1:48.30 in the 200 yard back, the latter of which pushed her to 4th in the event all-time for swimmers of any age.

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Smith, a member of the 2017-2018 USA Swimming National Team, finished 8th at the 2017 World Championships in the 200 meter back.

Watch videos of her two finals swims below:

1:48.30, 200 Yard Back

50.84, 100 Yard Back

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3 years ago

isn’t it regan? not reagan?

phelps swims 200 breast rio
3 years ago

Wow- her 200 is faster than Missy’s 17-18 record!

bobo gigi
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3 years ago

Missy has never been a great short course swimmer compared to long course.
Regan’s turns and underwaters are much better.

bobo gigi
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3 years ago

Talking about Missy, here’s a 14-minute interview from last January.

3 years ago

The USA has had so many great backstrokers over the years.

And then another one like Regan comes along. Her stroke and her turns are flawless.

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