SoNoCo’s Matthew Limbacher, 10, Downs Pair of U.S. National Age Group Records

NAPLES, Florida, May 31. DURING the T2 Aquatics May Long Course Meet held May 21-22, SoNoCo's Matthew Limbacher took down a pair of 10 and under U.S. National Age Group records in breaststroke.

On the opening day of competition, Limbacher clocked a 35.65 in the 50-meter breaststroke to erase the 36.16 set by Zachary Stevens back in 2006. Limbacher followed that up the next day by shooting down one of the longest-standing NAGs on the books. He became the first 10 year old in the U.S. to break the 1:20 in the 100-meter breaststroke with a 1:18.80. That time smashed the previous mark of 1:20.04 clocked by Maverick Smalley back in 1998.

"Congratulations on some very impressive swims and becoming the first 10 year old to break through the 1:20 barrier!" Smalley posted on this story soon after hearing about his record being broken. "I am sure the future holds bright things for you and I wish you the best of luck tracking down my 11-12 100 breast record. I am sure with your speed you will have no problem!"

The oldest age group records in the 10 and under long course meter division are held by Kris Humphries (50 free: 27.71, 100 free: 1:02.39) set back in 1995. Humphries is now a forward for the New Jersey Nets in the National Basketball Association. Humphries recently jumped into the national entertainment spotlight by becoming engaged to reality television personality Kim Kardashian.

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