August 6, 2015
Arkansas swimmers have produced NAG Records, National Age Group Top 10 Rankings and Olympic Trials Cuts for the 2014-15 USA Swimming’s fiscal swimming season which began September 1st.
Andrew Rogers of the Arkansas Dolphins began setting the Boys 10 & Under Short Course Yards 100 Butterfly National Age Group record in 59.81 at the 2014 NT COR Winter Classic December 6th. He continued to break his record throughout the Short Course season and ended with his fastest NAG record in 59.44 during a Time Trial at the Arkansas Short Course Age Group Championships March 13th, 2015.
He also set the Long Course 10 & Under NAG record in 1:05.98 during the finals breaking his previous record of 1:06.52 during prelims at the 2015 NT LAC Bill Nixon Memorial June 13th.
Turning 11, he then sets the Top Time for 11 year old boys in the 100m Fly in 1:06.25 during the 2015 SE Richard Quick Invitational June 28th. As of today, August 6th, he currently is Ranked # 1 in the nation for 11 year old boys 100m Fly. He currently holds Top 10 times in the 200m Fly (2), 400m IM (5), 400m Free (8) and 200m IM (9).
Other Arkansas swimmers having National Top 10 Times are:
Hayley Pike of the RAC AquaHawgs:
as a 12 year old Girl:
1650y Free (3), 200y Fly (6) and 500y Free (7)
as a 13 year old Girl:
1500m Free (4), 800m Free (5), 1000y Free (5), 1650y Free (6) and 400m Free (10)
Taylor Pike of the RAC AquaHawgs, 15 year old Girl:
200y Fly (4), 100m Fly (4), 200m Fly (6), 100y Fly (10) and 1000y Free (10)
Kate McCarville of Springfield Aquatics, 11 year old Girl:
200y IM (5), 500y Free (6), 200y Fly (7) and 200y Free (10)
Aubree Brouwer of the Jasper County Killer Whales, 11 year old Girl:
50m Breast (6)
Bailee Nunn of Springfield Aquatics, 17 year old Girl:
100m Breast (8) and 200m Breast (9)
Antonio Thomas of the RAC AquaHawgs, 17 year old Boy:
800m Free (10)
Blair Bish of the Arkansas Dolphins, 18 year old Boy:
100y Breast (5)
Our Arkansas Olympic Trial Qualifiers:
Taylor Pike, HAWG, 100m Fly (1:00.87) and 200m Fly (2:13.57)
Bailee Nunn, SPA, 100m Breast (1:11.21) and 200m Breast (2:33.06)
Blair Bish, LRAD, 100m Breast (1:02.88)
This coming 2015-16 season will be an exciting year as we get closer to the Rio Olympics hopefully adding to the Arkansas Olympic Trial Qualifiers, Top 10 National Age Group Rankings and continuing to see Arkansas Swimming Records breaking as our Swimmers get faster.