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
     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 
                       === 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)
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Amelia Clara
5 years ago

Nice job Regan! Congrats Coach Parratto!

Rob Mirande
5 years ago

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

Crissy Perham
5 years ago

So great for her!!

Shawn Clark Sabo
5 years ago

Just WOW!!!!! It was amazing.

Amy Lynn
5 years ago

Incredible Regan! Congrats to you.

Bob Perkins
5 years ago

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

Sarcastic POS
Sarcastic POS
5 years ago
Reply to  Bob Perkins

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

Mary Jo Pursley
5 years ago

Congrats Regan !!!

Connie Wolf Shaw
5 years ago

No surprise! Way to go!!

Marianne Lione
5 years ago

That’s amazing!!

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Jim Densmore
5 years ago

Wow. Congratulations Regan!

Ronald Jacobsen
5 years ago

Pretty impressive.

Pat Kennedy
5 years ago

Awesome, congratulations on yet another great swim.

Peter J Cheney Sr
5 years ago

Awesome swim!

Heather Malzahn Roff
5 years ago

Murron Roff

Jason Aldrich
5 years ago

Josh Aldrich

Nigel McHugh
5 years ago

Madam Butterfly gets her wings clipped!! ?

Liz Hudson
5 years ago

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

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