Zionsville Swim Club Breaks 15-16 Boys 400 Free Relay NAG with 3:00.53

2020 OLY WINTER INVITE

  • December 10-13th, 2020
  • Elkhart, IN
  • SCY (LCM Time Trials on Thursday Night)
  • Results on MeetMobile “2020 OLY Winter Invite”
  • Thursday Night LCM Time Trials on MeetMobile, “2020 OLY Winter Invite TIME TRIALS LONG COURSE”

Zionsville Swim Club broke the boys 15-16 National Age Group Record in the 400 free at the OLY Winter Invite last night. Charlie Krone (16), Will Raches (15), Jack Donovan (16), and Will Modglin (16) teamed up to post a 3:00.53, breaking the record of 3:01.01, which was held by an Upper Dublin Aquatic Club squad featuring Mike Thomas, Wyatt Amdor, Jake Sannem, and Michael Jensen.

Here is a breakdown of the splits compared between ZSC’s relay and the 2014 relay from Upper Dublin Aquatic Club:

Zionsville Swim Club – 12/13/2020 Zionsville Swim Club – 12/13/2020 Upper Dublin Aquatic Club – 3/22/2014 Upper Dublin Aquatic Club – 3/22/2014
Charlie Krone 46.10 Michael Thomas 45.26
Will Raches 45.05 Wyatt Amdor 46.57
Jack Donovan 45.28 Jake Sannem 45.53
Will Modglin 44.10 Michael Jensen 43.65
3:00.53 3:01.01

Notably, Charlie Krone swam his personal best leading off this relay. Will Raches had the biggest disparity between his personal best and his relay split, posting a 45.05, when his flat-startpersonal best, which he swam at this same meet, is 47.31. Jack Donovan also came in under his top flat-start time of 45.98 with his split of 45.28. Will Modglin was also well under his personal best of 45.38, anchoring in 44.10.

Here is the webcast from the finals session on Sunday night. The relay is right at the beginning, around the 1:50 mark.

The sequence of events that led up to ZSC breaking this record is unusual. Will Raches switched teams this fall, coming to ZSC. Per USA Swimming rules, when a swimmer changes team, they will be unattached for 120 day after their last meet with the previous team. For Raches, his final meet with his old team was on August 14th. That made yesterday (December 13th) the first day in which Raches would be allowed to become an officially attached member of Zionsville Swim Club. However, Raches had to compete at the OLY Invite unattached, because when the meet started on Thursday night, he was still within his 120 days. Swimmers can’t become attached to a new team during an ongoing meet, so ZSC had to create a time trial session and get it a separate sanction from the OLY Invite in order for Raches to be an officially attached swimmer.

This was actually the 2nd attempt at the record for ZSC. they first tried to crack the record after the Sunday AM session, but fell just .09 seconds short, finishing in 3:01.10. They came back completed the task just before the start of the Sunday evening finals session.

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Hot Take
9 months ago

Time for me to retire

Drewbrewsbeer
9 months ago

Wow!

William raches
9 months ago

We did that

swimfan27
Reply to  William raches
9 months ago

Bro how was your relay split so much faster than your flat-start time?? Congrats!!

PFA
Reply to  swimfan27
9 months ago

I guess it was just one of those days. But great job.

CHristine Raches
Reply to  swimfan27
9 months ago

Hi! I’m confident he can go faster in the individual race. We are excited to see what this season brings!!

webeswimmin
Reply to  William raches
9 months ago

yea William … yes you all did. Congrats!

Guerra
9 months ago

Congratulations to these athletes and coaches. What a super accomplishment! Remember to keep Indiana University and GOAT Coach, Ray Looze, on your radar when selecting schools…

Guerra
9 months ago

I love seeing this program getting the job done. A lot of people outside Indiana don’t know this, but Zionsville is a neighboring school district to one of USA Swimming’s top clubs, Carmel Swim Club. Zionsville’s high school and club coaches are doing a great job of working together and coaching their kids up to keep them in their program, unlike other clubs in Indy.

Swimmmmer
Reply to  Guerra
9 months ago

Do you have any sort of data to support your statement that kids are leaving clubs to swim for Carmel?

Hot Take
Reply to  Swimmmmer
9 months ago

I’d be tempted to say that is more of a ‘common knowledge’ thing

vst5911
Reply to  Hot Take
9 months ago

And you’d be wrong…. but congrats to ZSC swimmers and coaches. This is about them. Awesome job. Fast relay!!

webeswimmin
Reply to  Guerra
9 months ago

carmel had what to do with this?