Aves Swimmers Place at Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships
Two Sycamore Aves swimmers are making waves at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Fiji, breaking the records held by all-time legends like Michael Phelps.
Brothers Carson and Jake Foster, who swim for Sycamore High School, came in first and second place in the 15-16 National Age Group (NAG) in the 400 meter IM in the finals sessions.
Carson, a sophomore, broke two Olympians’ records while in Fiji this week, taking down Michael Phelps 400 IM record in prelims. He shaved almost three tenths off Phelps’ 15-16 National Age Group (NAG) record set in 2001. He then re-broke his new record in the finals session, lowering the mark to 4:14:73.
The 16-year-old also shattered Olympian Caeleb Dressel’s 200 freestyle 15-16 NAG record set in 2013 the day before.
Carson also anchored the U.S. Men’s 800 free relay. They placed first in the finals, breaking the old mark set by Australia in 2009.
Junior Jake placed 6th in the Men’s 200 IM and 5th in the Men’s 200 Breast during prelims. Carson placed 2nd in the 200 IM and 1st in 200 Back. The finals for those races will be held on Sunday, August 26.