Phoebe Bacon Becomes Third Swimmer to Lower 100 Back National High School Record in Two Days

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Thanks to Phoebe Bacon, the overall National High School record in the 100 back keeps getting lower.

And lower.

And lower.

Claire Curzan first broke the National High School record in the 100 back on February 7 at the North Carolina 4A State Championships with a time of 51.38.

The following day on February 8, Alex Walsh eclipsed Curzan’s mark at the Tennessee State Championships with a quick 51.35 to lower the record yet again.

Also on February 8, Phoebe Bacon crushed the former record with a blazing 50.89 at the Metro Championships while representing Stone Ridge School. She became the first high school female to dip under the 51-second barrier in the event with her impressive performance.

Her splits:

  • 50 back – 24.70
  • 100 back – 50.89 (26.19)

The National Public High School record of 51.43 is still held by Olivia Smoliga and has stood since 2012.

Bacon’s time of 50.89 would currently rank fourth in the NCAA so far this season and she is now the second fastest 100 backstroker in 17-18 age group history:

1. Regan Smith – 49.66
2. Phoebe Bacon – 50.89
3. Alex Walsh – 51.35
4. Isabel Ivey – 50.42
5. Amy Bilquist – 50.50

Bacon does her club swimming with Nation’s Capital Swim Club and is a member of the USA Swimming National Team. At the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru, she earned gold in the 100m back and set a Games record 59.02 split as the leadoff on Team USA’s winning 4x100m medley relay.

She has committed to the University of Wisconsin and will join the Badgers in the fall of 2020.

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    Way to go Phoebe
    We love You
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