Maggie Wanezek Breaks 11-12 Girls 50 Back NAG Record at Wisconsin 12 & Under State Champs

Photo Courtesy: Dave Drives

While many in the swimming community were busy following all of the action and excitement at the 2018 Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships in Irvine, California, exciting records were being broken across the country in Wisconsin.

Maggie Wanezek of the Elmbrook Swim Club became the first girl in the 11-12 age group to break the 30 second barrier in the girls 50 meter backstroke. Wanezek did so while swimming at the 2018 Wisconsin 12 & Under State Championships in Brown Deer, Wisconsin.

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Photo Courtesy: Dave Drives

The 12-year-old sprinted to a 29.36 to smash past the previous National Age Group record of 30.16, posted by Keaton Blovad in 2011. In addition to her record-breaking victory in the 50 back, Wanezek collected individual victories in the 100 back (1:03.60), 200 back (2:20.29), 50 free (26.93), 100 free (59.52), and the 200 IM (2:27.02). Each of her victories doubled as Wisconsin State Records.

Wanezek also was a member of two relay teams and was a major contributor to the state title won by Elmbrook Swim Club.

For full results from the 2018 Wisconsin 12 & Under State Championships, click here.

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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