Swimming World Presents “Up & Comers: Canyons Aquatic Club’s Jace Lloyd” – Sponsored By Spectrum Aquatics

Swimming World March 2020 - Up and Comers - Jace Lloyd

Up & Comers: Canyons Aquatic Club’s Jace Lloyd

By Shoshanna Rutemiller

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Last December, Jace Lloyd of Canyons Aquatic Club (Santa Clarita, Calif.) clocked a 1:08.08 100 yard backstroke at the California Age Group Championships that made him the current fastest 9-year-old in the country!

“Over the past season, I’ve seen Jace grow into a leader of the group,” says his coach, Mikaela Smith. “He has this ability to shift into a gear that I didn’t even know existed when it comes to meets. He hits ‘BEAST Mode’—especially if he is getting close to one of his personal goals. Nothing is going to stop him from getting it. He focuses in on what needs to be done…and he does it.”

In addition to his AAAA 100 back time, he has three AAA times (100-200 free and 50 back) and four AA times (50-500 free and 100-200 IM). He also was recently selected by Southern California Swimming as one of its top 32 10-and-under boys to compete at its annual All-Star Festival Meet.

Swimming World: What is the best thing you do in swimming?
Jayce Lloyd: Being competitive at meets—especially championship meets. I get hyped by telling myself that I’m going to swim my best race and drop time. I am good at feeling my tempo and knowing my stroke count to know how my race is going. My best stroke is definitely backstroke!

To read more about Up & Comer Jace Lloyd,
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