RACE VIDEO: Regan Smith Downs Mary T. Meagher’s 1981 15-16 200 SCY FLY NAG Record

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Regan Smith continued her successful weekend at the 2018 Speedo Junior National Championships West with a dominating showing in the final of the women’s 200 fly.

Smith, representing Riptide Swim Team, flew to an immediate lead over the competition and continued to build her lead as she propelled herself closer and closer to the finish and Mary T. Meagher’s elusive 1981 National Age Group (NAG) record.

There was little doubt in the final 50 yards that Smith was going to achieve her feat; she had turned at the 150 yard mark with a time of 1:21.38, leaving her 31.60 seconds to make it to the wall and claim her next NAG record. It only took her 29.53 seconds. Smith stopped the clock at a 1:51.24 to claim gold, the NAG record, and a new meet record.

Smith had flirted with the NAG record once before, posting a 1:53.50 in March of 2018 at the 2018 LE Speedo Sectionals.

 Event 33  Women 200 Yard Butterfly
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     Jrs West: * 1:54.37  12/13/2014Ella Eastin, SOCAL Aquatics A
  SC Jrs Meet: # 1:53.49  12/9/2017 Olivia Carter, Enfinity Aquatic
    13-14 NAG:   1:56.01  2013      Cassidy Bayer
    15-16 NAG:   1:52.99  1981      Mary T. Meagher
    17-18 NAG:   1:51.04  2016      Ella Eastin
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals Points 
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                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Smith, Regan           16 Riptide-MN        1:54.87    1:51.24#  20  
    r:+0.74  24.63        52.67 (28.04)
        1:21.38 (28.71)     1:51.24 (29.86)

20 comments

  1. Rob Mirande

    One of the ones I once naively thought would never go down.

  2. Amelia Clara

    Nice job Regan! Congrats Coach Parratto!

  3. Amy Lynn

    Incredible Regan! Congrats to you.

  4. Bob Perkins

    37 years, wow!
    How good was that swim/time/record?

    • avatar
      Sarcastic POS

      It wasn’t that good since the record only stood for 37 years.

  5. Jim Densmore

    Wow. Congratulations Regan!

  6. Pat Kennedy

    Awesome, congratulations on yet another great swim.

  7. Nigel McHugh

    Madam Butterfly gets her wings clipped!! 💪

  8. Liz Hudson

    Great to see this happen! Reminds us all of how amazing Mary T was in her nylon suit way back then…