Claire Curzan Finishes Intrasquad Weekend With Unofficial NAG Record in 100 Freestyle

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Claire Curzan continued to show why she was not fazed at all during the coronavirus quarantine as she blasted a 47.23 in the 100 freestyle on Sunday evening at her club team’s first meet back since March. Curzan, a swimmer out of the TAC Titans in Raleigh, North Carolina, swam new best times over the weekend in the 50 free, 100 fly and 100 back.

Curzan’s time is unofficially a national age group record as the 16-year-old swam quicker than the current record of 47.49 set last year by Gretchen Walsh of the Nashville Aquatic Club. Curzan’s best time was a 47.85 at last December’s Junior Nationals as she was fourth all-time in the 15-16 age group rankings.

Due to USA Swimming’s restrictions on times in the month of July, Claire Curzan’s time will not count as a national age group record, pending a change of heart by USA Swimming. That rule has since been lifted starting in the month of August.

Claire Curzan will be entering her junior year of high school this fall at Cardinal Gibbons, as she is perhaps the top recruit in the class of 2022. Her 100 freestyle time tonight put her sixth in Division I this season as she still has two more years of high school to go.

Women’s 100 Freestyle All-Time Rankings (15-16)

  1. 47.23, Claire Curzan, 2020
  2. 47.49, Gretchen Walsh, 2019
  3. 47.73, Simone Manuel, 2013
  4. 47.80, Dagny Knutson, 2008
  5. 47.85, Claire Curzan, 2019
  6. 47.88, Isabel Ivey, 2016

Curzan’s swim can be seen below via the TAC Titans YouTube feed:

5 comments

  1. Mike Ferrari

    Decent weekend meet I would say. John Lambert L Laura Fritz

  2. Jill Delfs Maki

    So much for a quarantine break 🤷🏻‍♀️

  3. Emily Bibza

    She’s a rockstar !!! ⭐️