Simone Manuel breaks National Age Groups record
Simone Manuel, a 16-years-old swimmer with the First Colony Swim Team, broke two USA Swimming National Age Group Records at the NCSA Junior National Meet in March.
Manuel broke the 15-16 year old 100 yard freestyle record with a time of 47.73. Manuel’s 100 freestyle time is the second fastest 18 & Under time in American history. Only 2012 Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin has been faster. Manuel also broke the 15-16 national age group record in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 22.04.
Manuel finished the 2013 NCSA Junior National Meet with victories in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 200 freestyle. The National Swim Coaches Association named Simone Manuel the Female Performer of the Meet.
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