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.