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Claire Curzan Drops a 24.43 LCM 50 Free, Breaks 17-18 NAG Record

2022 TYR PRO SWIM SERIES SAN ANTONIO

Claire Curzan of the TAC Titans broke her first long course 17-18 National Age Group record by winning the 50 free at the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio in a time of 24.43. With this swim, she takes down her future Stanford teammate Torri Huske‘s mark of 24.44 from last year by 0.01 of a second.

Girls’ 50 Meter Freestyle, 17-18 Age Group All-Time Rankings:

Claire Curzan, TAC Titans – 24.43 (2022)
Torri Huske, Arlington Aquatics – 24.44 (2021)
Simone Manuel, First Colony Swim Team – 24.56 (2014)
Gretchen Walsh, Nashville Aquatic Club – 24.64 (2021)
Maxine Parker, Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club – 24.75 (2019)

Curzan’s time is also the third-fastest in the world this year, behind Sarah Sjostrom and Shayna Jack. Erika Brown, who finished second with a 24.81, also put herself in the world rankings by swimming the #5 time this year.

2022 World Rankings, Women’s 50-Meter Freestyle

RANK
TIME
SWIMMER
MEET
DATE

1
24.33
Sarah Sjostrom (SWE)
Meeting International FFN – Golden Tour 2
3/6/22

2
24.42
Shayna Jack (AUS)
NSW Open State Championships 2022
3/5/22

3
24.43
Claire Curzan (USA)
TYR Pro Swim Series San Antonio 2022
4/1/22

4
24.73
Abbey Weitzeil (USA)
TYR Pro Swim Series Westmont 2022
3/5/22

5
24.81
Erika Brown (USA)
TYR Pro Swim Series San Antonio 2022
4/1/22

Curzan was previously ranked #4 all-time in the 17-18 age group with her 24.59 from the Westmont Pro Swim Series. In addition, it is important to note that this NAG isn’t even a best time for her. Her personal best is a 24.17 from last April, which currently stands 15-16 National Age Group record. Earlier this season, Curzan broke 17-18 NAGs in the 100 back, 100 fly, and 200 fly.

 

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