T2’s Matthew Limbacher Shreds U.S. Age Group Mark in 50-Meter Breast

NAPLES, Florida, May 19. AT the T2 Norris Foundation Meet this weekend, T2's own Matthew Limbacher, just 12 years old, took down the U.S. National Age Group record in the boys 11-12 50-meter breaststroke event.

Limbacher clocked a scorching 31.63, nearly a full eight seconds ahead of his closest competitor, to top the sprint breaststroke event. That swim broke a record set well before Limbacher even was born. Anthony Robinson originally set the record with an ahead-of-its-time 31.86 way back in 1992.

That's Limbacher's second long course meter national age group record. He also owns the 10-and-under version of the 50-meter breast with a 35.65 from 2011. He also owns the 10-and-under 50-yard breast national age group mark with a 31.60 also from 2011. Michael Andrew's 11-12 50-yard breaststroke national age group record of 27.46 could be another target for Limbacher.

Limbacher also set a meet record in the 11-12 50-meter fly event this weekend with a 30.38. Additionally, Limbacher posted the third-fastest 11-12 swim of all time in the 100-meter breast with a 1:10.05.

Limbacher has definitely proven to enjoy himself at Naples events. He set a pair of 10-and-under breaststroke records in 2011, with his 35.65 from a T2 Aquatics meet. He also became the first 10 year old in U.S. history to break 1:20 with a 1:18.80 in the 100-meter breast. Ethan Dang has since come by and beat his 100-meter breast 10-and-under mark with a 1:18.71 from last year.

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