Carson Foster Drops a 4:14 400 IM To Break Michael Phelps NAG Record at Junior Pan Pacs

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

16-year-old Carson Foster did not break the meet record of 4:12.59 by Chase Kalisz from 2012, but did break the 15-16 NAG record in the 400 IM with a huge swim of 4:14.92. Foster broke the record that was a 4:15.20 by the legendary Michael Phelps from 2001.

The time was a huge drop for Foster who was a 4:21.10 from the 2017 Nationals. Foster had not swam the event at Nationals or Juniors in 2018, but would have been seventh at Nationals this summer with that time.

Foster is well ahead of second place Keiya Tamaru and Masayuki Otake from Japan at 4:20.23. The other American in the final will be Jake Foster (4:21.29) who was a little off his best time of 4:19.18. Jake is Carson’s older brother and will be the fourth seed for tonight’s final.

The older Foster finished just ahead of other American Ethan Heasley (4:21.35) who will swim in the B-Final. Budding star Gianluca Urlando would have qualified for the final but was disqualified.

Australia’s Brendon Smith (4:24.67), Se-Bom Lee (4:25.79), New Zealand’s Thomas Watkins (4:29.64) and China’s Cheng Long (4:30.62) also qualified for the final.


 Event 15  Men 400 LC Meter IM
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     Jr World: W 4:14.00  06/26/2016Sean Grieshop, USA
  Jr. Pan Pac: M 4:12.59  08/24/2012Chase KALISZ, USA
    Name           Year Team                 Seed    Prelims  FINA       
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                         === Round 1 ===                          
 
  1 FOSTER, Carson   01 USA-US-           4:24.03    4:14.92  q875  
    r:+0.64  26.71        57.02 (30.31)
        1:29.02 (32.00)     2:00.54 (31.52)
        2:36.99 (36.45)     3:14.62 (37.63)
        3:45.82 (31.20)     4:14.92 (29.10)
  2 TAMARU, Keiya    01 Japan-            4:21.87    4:20.23  q822  
    r:+0.62  27.76        59.38 (31.62)
        1:34.05 (34.67)     2:08.13 (34.08)
        2:43.86 (35.73)     3:20.04 (36.18)
        3:51.35 (31.31)     4:20.23 (28.88)
  2 OTAKE, Masayuki  00 Japan-            4:20.03    4:20.23  q822  
    r:+0.67  27.45        58.72 (31.27)
        1:31.66 (32.94)     2:04.29 (32.63)
        2:41.72 (37.43)     3:19.49 (37.77)
        3:50.38 (30.89)     4:20.23 (29.85)
  4 FOSTER, Jake     00 USA-US-           4:19.18    4:21.29  q812  
    r:+0.66  27.11        58.21 (31.10)
        1:32.70 (34.49)     2:07.23 (34.53)
        2:42.75 (35.52)     3:19.87 (37.12)
        3:51.15 (31.28)     4:21.29 (30.14)
  5 SMITH, Brendon   00 Australia-        4:20.07    4:24.67  q781  
    r:+0.66  27.48        59.14 (31.66)
        1:33.46 (34.32)     2:06.53 (33.07)
        2:45.50 (38.97)     3:23.72 (38.22)
        3:55.40 (31.68)     4:24.67 (29.27)
  6 LEE, Se-Bom      01 Australia-        4:23.62    4:25.79  q772  
    r:+0.61  28.19        59.98 (31.79)
        1:34.32 (34.34)     2:07.47 (33.15)
        2:45.64 (38.17)     3:23.77 (38.13)
        3:55.94 (32.17)     4:25.79 (29.85)
  7 Watkins, Thomas  00 New Zealand-      4:34.22    4:29.64  q739  
    r:+0.67  28.21      1:02.03 (33.82)
        1:36.15 (34.12)     2:07.65 (31.50)
        2:46.70 (39.05)     3:26.73 (40.03)
        3:59.03 (32.30)     4:29.64 (30.61)
  8 CHENG, Long      00 China-            4:24.00    4:30.62  q731  
    r:+0.73  28.66      1:01.48 (32.82)
        1:36.10 (34.62)     2:09.79 (33.69)
        2:50.58 (40.79)     3:29.37 (38.79)
        4:01.19 (31.82)     4:30.62 (29.43)
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