January 16th, 2015

Canadian 14-year old Taylor Ruck, currently training in the United States at the Scottsdale Aquatic Club, has annihilated the Canadian National Age Group Record in the 200 meter backstroke on day 2 of the 2015 Pro Swim Series meet in Austin, Texas.

Ruck swam a 2:10.22, which broke the 2009 NAG Record for 13-14’s of 2:14.28, done by current North Carolina Tar Heel (in the United States college system) Annie Harrison.

Canada has had a slew of impressive 200 backstrokers in the last decade – names like Julia Wilkinson, Sinead Russell, Dominique Bouchard, Brooklynn Snodgrass, Hilary Caldwell, Brittany MacLean (who was a great backstroker as a junior swimmer), and countless others.

Ruck has blown them all away with her swim by four seconds, and despite her young age, now ranks 8th on the all-time Canadian rankings for swimmers of any age.

The top 10:

  1. Hilary Caldwell, 2:06.80 (2013)
  2. Sinead Russell, 2:08.04 (2012)
  3. Genevieve Cantin, 2:09.40 (2014)
  4. Julia Wilkinson, 2:09.53 (2012)
  5. Dominique Bouchard, 2:09.59 (2014)
  6. Brooklynn Snodgrass, 2:09.76 (2014)
  7. Lauren Lavigna, 2:10.03 (2009)
  8. Taylor Ruck, 2:10.22 (2015)
  9. Katelyn Murdoch, 2:10.74 (2009)
  10. Barbara Jardin, 2:10.78 (2009)

Russell currently holds the record for the next age group up, the 15-17’s, at 2:08.89.


Source : Swim Swam