Drew Kibler Adds NAG Record in 500 Free

One night after breaking the National Age Group record in the 15-16 boys’ 200 free, Carmel Swim Club’s Drew Kibler added another in the 500 free. At the Speedo Junior Nationals meet in Columbus, Ohio, he won the event in 4:15.36, breaking the previous mark of 4:16.43 set by Matthew Hirschberger last year.

Kibler’s splits:

23.64, 49.36 (25.72),
1:15.48 (26.12), 1:41.77 (26.29),
2:07.84 (26.07), 2:33.73 (25.89),
2:59.34 (25.61), 3:25.32 (25.98),
3:50.93 (25.61), 4:15.36 (24.43)

Kibler was scheduled to be the top seed in the 50 free later in the session.

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer for Swimming World. A contributor to the magazine and website since 2009, he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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