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WATCH: 13 Year-Old Claire Tuggle Swims 2:00.63 200m Freestyle

Aug 3, 2017

2017 NCSA Summer Championships

August 1-5, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
IU Natatorium


Clovis Swim Club's ​Claire Tuggle​ is a swimmer to keep your eye on.​

The recently turned 13 year-old took down some impressive records as a 12 year-old before aging up. This past spring, she broke three National Age Group records in the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.71), 500-yard freestyle (4:49.32), and 200-yard IM (2:03.23).

She also holds NAG records in the 10&U 200/500-yard freestyle events along with the 10&U 400m freestyle.

Wednesday night at the 2017 NCSA Summer Championships in Indianapolis, Tuggle threw down a swift 2:00.63 in the 200m freestyle to take home the win over Lakeside's ​Brooke Forde​ -- who will represent Team USA at World University Games in a couple of weeks before heading to Stanford.​

Tuggle's time is the 8th fastest performance of all time in the 13-14 girls age group. If she continues improving at this rate, she will have a legitimate chance of taking down ​Sippy Woodhead's​ 1978 mark of 1:58.53. After all, she already took down Woodhead's 11-12 short course yards record in the 500 back in March.​ The 11-12 NAG in the 200m freestyle is 2:03.38 from 1991 held by ​Dee Brown.


1.)​ Claire Tuggle (CLOV-CC) -- 2:00.63
2.) Brooke Forde (LAK-KY) -- 2:01.07
3.) Genevieve Pfeifer (CSP-OZ) -- 2:03.11
4.) Annika Wagner (WILD-IL) -- 2:03.22
5.) Kelli McCarthy (EDI-MN) -- 2:03.25
6.) Martina Thomas (HAWG-AR) -- 2:03.39
7.) Katherine Sullivan (KCB-MV) -- 2:03.67
8.) Lauryn Parrish (FAST-IN) -- 2:04.12


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