Virginia Gators Break 15-16 400 Medley Relay NAG Record

Photo Courtesy: Diana Pimer

The 2017 ISCA Dolfin Jr. National Cup is off and running once again and the Virginia Gators are leaving their mark. The meet is being held in the Long Center Pool at the Doyle Aquatic Center in Clearwater, Florida. The meet will take place from March 21-March 25 and will be conducted in a 16 & Under/Open format. Full results are available on Meet Mobile: 2017 Dolfin ISCA Junior Championship Cup.

The Virginia Gator women are fighting for the team title, and every swim counts. The 15-16 team of Emma Muzzy, Olivia Bray, Whittney Hamilton and Caroline Kulp are definitely doing their fair share this weekend to contribute as tonight marked their third NAG relay record of the week. Earlier in the meet, the team broke the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay National Age Group Records.

Tonight, the team switched up their order, showing true Virginia Gator versatility and dominance, and put together a 3:36.53 to beat the previous SwimMAC record of 3:37.93 set in 2013. The women swam the following splits:

Bray – 52.02

Muzzy – 1:01.91

Hamilton – 53.03

Kulp – 49.57

The previous record was held by Kathleen Baker, Caitlin Casazza, Elsa Welshofer and Nora McCullagh with the following splits:

Baker – 52.52

Casazza- 1:02.78

Welshofer – 53.48

McCullagh – 49.14

The SwimMAC Girls claimed their record in a time trial at the 2013 NC Tarheel State Meet. Despite a faster freestyler, their efforts were broken once again tonight by a strong up-and-coming group of young Gators.

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Author: Diana Pimer

Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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