Race Video: Watch Reece Whitley Break 2:20 in 200 Breast To Set National Age Group Record

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 1. REECE Whitley continues to impress in the 13-14 age group, setting a national age group record last weekend in the 200 breast at the TYR Bolles Summer Invitational with a 2:19.74.

Watch the video of the race below, provided to Swimming World by Crystal Keelan, coach at Penn Charter Aquatic Club.

Here’s Swimming World’s recap of the swim:

Whitley clocked a top time of 2:19.74 in the 13-14 division swims, split 1:06.59, 1:13.15, as he downed Gunnar Bentz’s 2010 mark of 2:20.48. That’s a huge time drop for Whitley, who previously had a 2:23.45 as his lifetime best from last summer.

That’s Whitley’s first individual NAG after demolishing the breaststroke events in short course yards. He currently holds the 11-12 records in the 100 (59.90) and 200 (2:09.40) yard breaststrokes. He also has already taken down the 13-14 200-yard breaststroke mark with a 1:58.39.

Always a gracious guy, Bentz took to Twitter to congratulate Whitley:

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Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the host of several shows on SwimmingWorld.TV, including "The Morning Swim Show," which features interviews with people making headlines in aquatic sports. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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