The record stood for 34 years. Andrew Chrobot shattered it into tiny pieces.
During the 2008 season, Chrobot set a new Prince George Barracudas swim club record in the 400-metre individual medley for 15- to 17-year-old boys. At a meet in Oregon, he finished the race in four minutes 25.32 seconds. The old mark, set in 1974 by Prince George Sports Hall of Fame member Jim Fowlie, was 4:27.40. Chrobot was 16 at the time of his swim, while Fowlie had already turned 18 when he established the original record.
In 2009, Chrobot was a Team B.C. athlete for the Canada Summer Games and placed fourth overall in the boys 19-and-under 400m IM. Also in 2009, at the age group nationals, Chrobot helped the Barracudas place 18th out of 198 clubs. Later in the year, he competed at the U.S. Open in Washington State.