Thirteen-Year-Old Claire Tuggle Swims 1:44 200 Free

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Photo Courtesy: Clovis Swim Club

Claire Tuggle stole the show on night three of the 2018 NCSA Junior National Championships in Orlando, Fla.

The 13-year-old from Clovis Swim Club cruised to first place in the women’s 200 free, stopping the clock in a blistering 1:44.96. That time is the 39th fastest time swum this year in any age group.

Her swim ranks her second all-time for the 13-14 age group behind Missy Franklin’s 1:44.55 set back in 2010. Tuggle, who only turned 13 in mid-July, will still have plenty of time to chase down that record.

Tuggle is the current NAG record holder in both the 10 & Under and 11-12 200 and 500 free, as well as the 11-12 200 IM for short course. In long course, she holds the marks for 10 & Under 400 free and 11-12 200 and 400 free.

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4 years ago

Saw her break the 11-12 LCM 200 free. It was an incredible swim!

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4 years ago
Reply to  Nicole Kukral

Time?

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4 years ago
Reply to  Nicole Kukral

Nathan Balsillie It was a 2:02 low, I believe. My daughter was swimming the same event in the same lane and following heat at the meet (Clovis Summer Slam). She got a front row seat!

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4 years ago
Reply to  Nicole Kukral

EVERYONE in the stands was cheering for Claire, regardless of their team. It was a cool moment.

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4 years ago
Reply to  Nicole Kukral

Just looked it up on Meet Mobile. 2:02.21

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4 years ago

Wow, great job!

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Wow!

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4 years ago

Awesome

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4 years ago

Chad Washam

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4 years ago

Jeez

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4 years ago

Dang! And I was pretty proud of my 2:01 in college…

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4 years ago

Amazing!

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4 years ago

Kaitlin Bayliss we are such scrubs

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4 years ago

Brylee Weaver ummm wow????

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4 years ago

Stacey Bettencourt Reyna Clarke

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4 years ago

Matt Stinar Michael Duncan Alex Ingulsrud

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4 years ago
Reply to  Nate Duncan

Just crazy….the girls are really getting it done lately

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4 years ago

13 year old goes 1:44… but let’s not have 12 year olds have tech suits… see the problem everyone… ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL

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4 years ago

So awesome!!

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4 years ago

That’s crazy!!

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4 years ago

Amazing!

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4 years ago

Wow! That’s fast!

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4 years ago

Lol…sick

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4 years ago
Reply to  Tim Allen

That’s crazy!!! Wow!

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4 years ago

Joel Dodds

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4 years ago

Tim Allen

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4 years ago

That kiddo is going places

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4 years ago

Incredible! Danell Ross…. remember seeing her at JO’s in Fresno!

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4 years ago
Reply to  Kim Bauman

Yes!! I was just reading this.

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4 years ago

Wow!

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4 years ago

Madison Keightley Nathan Balsillie

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4 years ago
Reply to  Gloria Graham

1:44 that’s in yards, still impressive tho

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4 years ago
Reply to  Gloria Graham

That’s quick!

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4 years ago
Reply to  Gloria Graham

Tell me about

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4 years ago

Very strong swimmers

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4 years ago

Paraglyder Yuen unreal BYE

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4 years ago

Basically @ everyone at meet of champs too

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4 years ago

Paraglyder Yuen ?? they just keep getting faster and faster DAMN

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4 years ago

???

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4 years ago

Therese Peters Kali

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4 years ago
Reply to  Jasmine Punch

Yes baby YES?

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4 years ago

I am so glad I see this girl swim for JO. Great job Claire

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4 years ago

Well done ???

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4 years ago

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Steve Parlett.

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4 years ago
Reply to  Thomas O'Shea

Wow!

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4 years ago

Michael Green

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4 years ago

Han Nguyen 1:44 for a 200 ?

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4 years ago
Reply to  Mandolin Huynh

Is that god?

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Amazing ?‍♀️

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4 years ago

Non è vero. Il record mondiale è di Federica Pellegrini con 1.52.98 in vasca lunga, in vasca corta il record mondiale e di Sara Sjöström.

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4 years ago
Reply to  Dori Negri

Si intendono yards non metri

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4 years ago
Reply to  Dori Negri

Ok. Ma non era specificato. Comunque ,il nuoto americano ha tutta la mia ammirazione.

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4 years ago

Aliesha Mitchell nice

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4 years ago
Reply to  Julia Hogg

Solid effort right there

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4 years ago

Cal Arnold alright last one lol

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4 years ago

Michael Farmer

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4 years ago

200 yards …. I suppose

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4 years ago

Jim Sharp

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4 years ago
Reply to  Phil Mitchell

Unreal! That is an amazing swim!

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4 years ago

Bridget Johanson

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4 years ago

ER MA GAWSH

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4 years ago

Brittany Kaela Steever ? oh my goodness

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Reply to  Ashley Johnson

Holy wow? that’s insanely fast! Especially for a 13 yo lol lort.

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Dave Steele
4 years ago

Great job Claire! Your awesome girl in and out of the pool ??‍♀️
Coach Steele-GR