LOS ANGELES, California, February 22. LAST weekend at the Southern California Swimming Club Championships, Redlands' Kyle Gornay became the first 15-16 year old to break the 1:35 barrier in the 200-yard freestyle.
Gornay clocked a sizzling 1:34.99 as his team's leadoff on the 800-yard freestyle relay. Gornay, 16, broke the U.S. 15-16 National Age Group record of 1:35.29 set by Dylan Carter of the Davie Nadadores at the U.S. winter junior national championships. Michael Domagala had previously owned that record as well with a 1:35.49. Gornay split his swim: 21.60 45.57 1:10.38 1:34.99
Race footage courtesy of LiveSwim
Gornay also made an attempt for Mike Cavic's 15-16 age group record in the 100-yard fly. Cavic clocked a 47.10 back in 2001, while Gornay turned in a sterling 47.62 last weekend. He went out in 21.70 before closing out his strong 47.62. Gornay has already been a 47.29 last May, and ranks sixth overall for 15-16 year olds in the event's history.