OXFORD, Ohio, July 22. CARSON Foster, 10, of the Cincinnati Marlins remained on a roll at the Ohio Long Course Junior Olympics in Oxford, Ohio. After becoming the youngest male to break 30 seconds in the 50-meter fly last night and helping his team to a U.S. National Age Group record in relay action the previous night, Foster took down a historic Michael Phelps U.S. National Age Group record for 10-and-unders.
Foster raced to a 1:07.24 in prelims of the boys 10-and-under 100-meter fly this morning. That performance blasted the 1:08.54 set by Phelps back in 1996. Foster now owns both of the butterfly records in the 10-and-under category, along with his 29.91 from the 50 last night. Foster returned during finals with a 1:08.45, also under the former Phelps mark. He now has the two fastest times by a 10 year old.
Foster has some work to do when he ages up, as Michael Andrew (26.22), Chas Morton (58.74) and Ryan Murphy (2:14.40) own the 50, 100 and 200-meter fly records in the 11-12 age division. However, his time today pushed him to 22nd all-time for 11-and-under swimmers.