Peddie Breaks 24 Year Old 200 Freestyle Relay Record At 2016 Easterns (Video Interview)

The first day of racing at the 2016 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships is in the books with Peddie School closing out the night with a meet record in the 200 Freestyle Relay. The record stood since 1992. The relay team of Nathan Stern (21.07), Michael Blank (19.89), Joe Black(20.94), and Jared Fitzgerald (20.71) posted a final time of 1:22.61 for the new record.

Swimming World Publisher, Brent Rutemiller caught up with to talk about their accomplishment. Watch the interview now.



  1. Ken Oberg

    Rocco Mia Olore Aceto!

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    Bill V.

    Ala Viva!
    (and with two sophomores on the relay!)
    Let’s show some more respect for the former record holders, our friends from Mercersburg:
    1:22.70 – 2/21/1992 – Mercersburg Academy – Brian Craft, Zack Gipson, Geri Mewett, Greg Gipson
    It was a national record at the time, and it was around the time the 200 freestyle relay was introduced in high school competition.

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      Bill V.

      oh wow, three sophs and a junior!
      (by the way it was 9/100ths, not 9/10ths)

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    Zack G

    Congrats Peddie! Didn’t think that one would stand for so long. I hope they crush it again next year!

Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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