William Mulgrew Swims 14:48.26 1650 Freestyle To Become #4 15-16 All-Time

Anya Pelshaw
by Anya Pelshaw 10

December 15th, 2023 Club, News

2023 New England SCY Senior Meet

  • December 14-17, 2023
  • Providence, RI
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Meet Mobile: “2023 NE BGSC SCY New England Senior Meet”

16 year old William Mulgrew of Shawmut Aquatic Club swam the 4th fastest time in the boys 15-16 age group in the 1650 freestyle on Thursday night swimming a 14:48.26.

Boys 15-16 1650 Free All-Time Top 5

  1. Liam Custer, 14:37.86 (2020)
  2. Gabriel Manteufel, 14:41.11 (2023)
  3. Sean Grieshop, 14:45.40 (2014)
  4. William Mulgrew, 14:48.26 (2023)
  5. Luke Ellis, 14:49.79 (2022)

That was a huge best time for Mulgrew as he came into the meet with a best time of a 15:05.90 which he swam just last week at Winter Juniors East to finish 4th. His time from Thursday night would have won the race at Winter Juniors-East. He also won the race on Thursday night by almost a full minute.

The Harvard commit (class of 2025) has dropped over forty seconds in the race over the last year as his best time in December 2022 was a 15:34.00 at Winter Juniors and he swam a 15:44.01 at this meet last year.

The boys 1650 freestyle has seen many fast swims this weekend already. Not only were the 13-14 and 17-18 NAG records broken, but both Mulgrew and Gabriel Manteufel entered the top 5 all-time in the 15-16 age group. Notably, Mulgrew sits just ahead of Luke Ellis in the 15-16 age group all-time. Ellis just broke the 17-18 NAG in the event last night.

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Former Will Mulgrew Friend (on Crimson Wellesley)
7 months ago

Will Mulgrew is an awesome swimmer and a great guy. I’m so proud of him and happy to see what he has done over his 20 year long swim career.

former shawmut swimmer
7 months ago

his coach, susan, is amazing. so happy to see shawmut aquatic club back in action!

Shawmut Parent
Reply to  former shawmut swimmer
7 months ago

Susan is amazing!!!!!

New Age Outlaws
7 months ago

Shawmut Aquatic Club is legit

7 months ago

over or under 2 people breaking the 1500 WR next year?

Average Swimmer
7 months ago

I watched this from the pool deck and everyone went crazy when he finished, shattered the New England record too.

7 months ago

Let’s hope these new distance stars can convert their efforts to the long pool!

7 months ago

Bro these distance events are just wow it’s popping off this week everyone’s breaking into the all time historical rankings and dropping 10+ seconds.

small bird
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7 months ago


Reply to  small bird
7 months ago

Casting aspersions at kids without cause? Classy.

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Anya Pelshaw

Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 and 2023 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Government & Law at …

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