Winn Aung Re-Breaks His Own 11-12 National Age Group Record in the 200 Meter Freestyle

Race video above, courtesy Than Aung.

Winn Aung of the Redding Swim Team in California had two of his National Age Group Records broken this weekend. One went when Dare Rose swam 2:11 in the 200 meter fly in Florida, and the other came when Aung himself became the youngest American to ever break two minutes in the 200 meter freestyle with a 1:59.72 at the Arena Grand Challenge in Clovis.

That was faster than his old mark of 2:00.11 that was done just under a month ago. Before June, Matthew Hirschberger had held the record of 2:00.88 since 2011.

Aung very nearly got the record in prelims with a 2:00.33, and then managed to dip under the two-minute mark in finals where he placed 5th in a field made up entirely of high school swimmers otherwise.

Splits – 27.60-30.34-31.20-30.58 = 1:59.72

In his other races at the meet, the 12-year old phenom swam a 1:00.46 in the 100 meter fly; 25.42 in the 50 meter free; and 4:14.90 in the 400 meter free.

Once the dust is settled, and presuming all swims from this weekend are ratified by the records committee, Aung will be the holder of 8 National Age Group Records – 3 in short course, and another five in long course.

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Lane Four

Holy smokes, Batman! That is M-O-V-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, Winn!

bobo gigi

It could be great if all these youngsters NAG records breakers could swim against each other one time in the summer.

Congrats Mr Aung.


Time for USSwimming to have a National Age Group championship. It is a minority that prevents it with their need of control. It is a changed world and time to get with it.

Lane Four

Agree 100%.

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