Rule takes fourth in 500 free at Y Nationals

Y swimmer breaks state record

Waynesboro YMCA SMAC swimmer Remedy Rule finished an impressive fourth in the 500-yard freestyle final at the YMCA Nationals Short Course Championships on Tuesday.

Rule, 14, broke the 14-and-under Virginia state record in the 500 free with her time of 4:48.23, shaving .86 second off the previous state record time.

Rule was the youngest competitor in the A Final at the national meet, which was won by Taylor Katz, 16, of Sarasota, Fla., in a time of 4:43.64.

Rule had to rally in the final 50 yards to break the state-record time. Her split of 27.75 was her second-fastest 50 yards of the race.


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