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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, December 5. NATION’s Capital Swim Club’s Janet Hu (52.53), Schuyler Bailar (1:02.54), Kylie Jordan (53.88) and World Swimmer of the Year Katie Ledecky (48.04) put together a historic swim in the second heat of the women’s 400 medley relay with a 3:36.99 at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals. That effort became the first by a 15-18 age group relay to break 3:37, downing the U.S. 15-18 National Age Group record in the process.
SwimMAC’s Kathleen Baker, Caitlin Casazza, Elsa Welshofer and Nora McCullagh previously held the record with a 3:37.93.
That’s a strong day for Hu and Ledecky. Both helped NCAP break the 200 free relay 15-18 NAG this morning, while Hu took down the 17-18 50 free mark this evening. Ledecky also took home the 500 freestyle title this evening.