SwimMAC Carolina Breaks Two More National Age Group Relay Records In Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, March 30. SWIMMAC Carolina took down two more 17-18 National Age Group relay records this afternoon during the final session of the 21st Tarheel State Meet in Charlotte.

Kathleen Baker (24.49), Caitlin Casazza (28.35), Elsa Welshofer (23.73) and Lauren Rhodes (22.83) first took down King Aquatic Club’s record in the 200 medley relay, posting a 1:39.40. King set the previous record of 1:40.16 at the Winter Junior National Championships in December.

Then, the same foursome of Baker (22.63), Casazza (23.06), Welshofer (22.77) and Rhodes (22.59) put up a 1:31.05 in the 200 free relay, erasing Dynamo’s 2013 record of 1:31.82 from the books.

SwimMAC also set a 15-18 girls 400 medley relay record in a time trial at the meet this weekend, bringing their total to three for the weekend. Once the new records are ratified, SwimMAC will hold all 10 National Age Group relay records in the 17-18 age group, as they already hold all five of the boys’ records as well.


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Author: Emily Sampl

Emily Sampl, an editorial assistant for Swimming World Magazine, is a freelance writer for USA Swimming and an assistant coach at Boulder High School and Boulder Elks Swim Team in Colorado. Emily graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and master's degree in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

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