Winn Aung Breaks Destin Lasco’s 11-12 NAG Record in 100 Free

Winn Aung of the Redding Swim Team in Redding, California has broken yet another National Age Group Record after swimming a 55.03 in the 100 long course meter freestyle at a Junior Olympic Meet in Roseville, California this weekend.

Like all but one of his other 8 National Age Group Records the latest comes in freestyle, breaking the 2014 mark previously held by New Jerseyan Destin Lasco. Aung broke the record by the slimmest of measured margins – .01 seconds. He came very close to this record two weeks ago when he swam 55.10, and just dipped under on Friday.

This was in all likelihood his last chance to chase National Age Group Records before aging up to 13-14’s next week. That means he’ll start chasing Michael Andrew’s record of 51.30 from that age group shortly, as well as his 23.19 in the 50 free and Trey Freeman’s 1:53.31 in the 200 free from earlier this year.

Aung also swam a 59.54 100 meter fly, 30.32 50 meter back, and 27.22 50 meter fly on the weekend.

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How tall is this phenom? His times are mind boggling………….


I met Mr. Aung last year at Clovis Juanita Allington Invitational. At age 11, his Burmese body was by no means freakishly tall like Reese Whitely or Michael Andrews. He looked around 5′ 4″ when he broke 200y free NAG at the meet. His strokes on the other hand were EFFORTLESSLY smooth. This kid was natural.


The boy is “check his birth certificate” huge! He far outsizes his competition. Physically, in both height and muscle development, he looked like he fit in with the 15-16 boys. I have pics of my son and Winn together before they raced at short course….Winn had to bend over to be in the frame at a similar level. He’s huge, but his stokes are beautiful. Huge only gets you so far. Technique plus size though…wow!

Sean Kernan

I bet he is just big for his age, will peak early…..

bobo gigi

Congrats Mr Aung.

And talking about Destin Lasco, does someone know what’s his next meet, his tapered meet of the summer? Eastern zone age group championships like last year?


A fantastic time! Congratulations.

55 +- strokes on the second 50, looks like less than 5M UW off the turn but hard to tell for sure based on the camera angle. DPS under 1M SR 60+?

One very tough young man!

Steve-O Nolan

That’s the first thing I thought when he broke out off his start. Hella turnover.

Expected him to be underwater off the turn a bit longer, too. Looked like he was real shallow.

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