There have been loads of spectacular swims from final week’s Summer season Junior Nationwide Championships in Irvine, California, however just one race noticed a number of nationwide age group (NAG) information fall.
Lakeside Aquatic Membership (Texas) 16-year-old Maximus Williamson led off his membership’s 4x200m freestyle relay with a 1:47.29 break up, crushing his personal 15-16 NAG file of 1:47.62 from U.S. Trials in late June. Then his teammates completed the job as Cooper Lucas (1:48.95), River Paulk (1:54.19), and Max Hatcher (1:51.00) mixed for a 15-18 NAG file of seven:21.43, breaking the earlier mark of seven:22.13 set by SwimMAC in 2021.
That is your LIVEBARN Race of the Week as a result of not solely did this relay see two information go down, however the outcome additionally bodes effectively for the U.S. males’s 4×200 free relay transferring ahead. Williamson can be in his prime for the LA 2028 Olympics, however he may make an influence as quickly as subsequent summer time if he retains dropping time within the 200 free. One other second shaved off his greatest time within the occasion would seemingly vault him into rivalry for the Paris 2024 Olympics as Henry McFadden positioned sixth at this 12 months’s U.S. Trials in 1:47.02, for reference.