Winn Aung
Courtesy of: Redding Swim Team
REDDING, California, July 22. REDDING's Winn Aung enjoyed some home cooking at the Sierra Nevada Junior Olympic Championships as the 10-year-old dropped the 10-and-Under U.S. National Age Group record yet again in the 50-meter free.

Aung dropped a 27.42 in the finale of the boys 10-and-under 50-meter freestyle event, lowering his previous record of 27.57 set just a month ago. Aung surpassed NBA player Kris Humphries earlier this year as the best 10-and-under freestyler that the U.S. has ever produced, and he just keeps lowering his best times nearly every time he enters the water. So far, Aung owns the 10-and-under records in the 50 free (27.42), 100 free (1:00.67) and 200 free (2:11.32).

This weekend proved to be a family affair as his older brother Alex Aung had just won the 11-12 boys 50-meter free finale two heats prior with a 27.88. Winn established new Sierra Nevada Junior Olympic Records in all of his events on his way to the 10&U boys high point award.


This weekend proved to be a tough test for the 10-year-old as the four-day meet featured 100-degree weather throughout with Aung swimming a full load. He also won the 100 free (1:01.67), 200 free (2:13.98), 400 free (4:44.16), 50 fly (31.17), 100 fly (1:10.56) and 200 IM (2:37.67).

Special thanks to Redding coach Mike Hoppe for contributing to this report.



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