Kate Douglass Ties Simone Manuel’s 15-16 NAG Record in 50 Free

Photo Courtesy: Taylor Brien

Westchester Aquatic Club’s Kate Douglass blasted a 22.04 to win the women’s 50 free at Speedo Junior Nationals in Columbus. That effort matched Simone Manuel’s 15-16 girls’ NAG record that was previously set in 2013.

Douglass, 15, was victorious in the race by four tenths of a second over Gator’s Isabel Ivey, who picked up her second podium finish of the night when she touched in 22.44.


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    Bill Bell

    She must have just aged up in last several weeks because at the New York high school Championshios middle of last month she broke Dara Torres’ 13-14 NAG record w/her 22.21. Dara’s old record was 22.4 from the U.S. Nationals @ Florida (Gainesville) in April of 1982.
    Dara went on to a pretty good career, all things considered, and eventually became a quintuple Olympian/medalist, and an American record- holder (she still hoods the 50 meter standard from Beijing)

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    Bill Bell

    My error: Douglass broke her own 13-14 NAG record (22.3) from qualifying. Before that the reord was 22.44 by Dara Torres from the spring 1982 U.S. Nationals at the University of Florida.