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Race Video: Michael Andrew 100 Yard Free 13-14 NAG Record, 43.90

Swimming news - 100 freestyle NAG Record reported by Braden Keith

14-year old pro swimmer Michael Andrew has re-broken his own National Age Group Record in the 100 yard breaststroke, swimming a 53.88 to win the 14 & under division at the 2014 NASA Junior National Cup. Andrew split 25.07/28.81 in the race, which clears the 54.04 that he did at the Jenks Sectional on March 7th.

Andrew became the firs 13-14 to go under 56 seconds, then the first to go under 55 seconds, and he’s now the first to go under 54 seconds in this event, which shows just how far he (and Reece Whitley) have taken this record in the last year.

Andrew now holds the 6 fastest times in this event in the history of the age group, and is 1.8 seconds clear of Reece Whitley’s second-ranked 55.61.

He wasn’t the fastest swimmer overall at this meet in the event, Texas-bound high school senior Austin Temple was a 52.87 in the 16 & up division. That time is within a tenth of what Texas’ breaststroker split on their 400 medley relay at NCAA’s on Thursday.

Andrew followed that swim with a 43.90 in the 100 free, which also broke his own National Age Group Record of 44.16 set in February. Andrew split 20.66/23.24 en route to his second record-breaking swim of the session.

You can follow Michael Andrew on Twitter here. 

USRPT info here.

Comments

  1. Arthur says:
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    Yeah I was wondering too. He seemed to be about 10 seconds slower than expected on his 200s.

  2. aswimfan says:
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    So Andrews contract with P2life forces him to swim in the meets every weekend?

    Are you kidding me? That’s crazy!

    • Hulk Swim says:
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      I’m pretty sure they raced most of the meets this month by design. This one was probably to fulfill a contract. Which is what they signed up for by going pro. Some pros are contractually obligated to visit kids and teams and do clinics. He may have appearance fees. What’s the big deal?

  3. bobo gigi says:
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    Yes, I believed he was in Daytona Beach for a long course meet.
    His name was in the psych sheet.
    And now I read he was at a SCY meet.
    Perhaps there are 2 Michael Andrew! :lol:
    For the 832nd time of the season, congrats to him for his NAG records.
    I’m sure he still has another SCY meet in Clearwater in 10 days, the week he turns 15.
    Then, I hope he will focus exclusively on long course. We are in April!

  4. swimfan says:
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    This kid is amazing… we get it.

    Does anyone else feel like he is entered in too many meets this season? I dont know the exact number, but he probably raced more than any college or pro athletes this season. This kid is only 14 years old. I just hope that he doesnt get burnt out.

    • Hulk Swim says:
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      Their entire goal was to chase the 14u records this spring before he aged up. USRPT lends itself quite nicely to racing many weekends in a row, as his performances showed. Who knows why he didn’t swim to his lofty standard this weekend- tired, sick, bored… same reasons why lots of 14 year olds swim OKnotGreat at meets.

  5. Ben says:
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    I love how him loafing it would still be considered an “incredible” time by many 14 year olds… I mean how many do you know that can go faster than 2:14 in LCM… 200 IM

  6. Formerly Fit says:
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    Amazing. Not sure why some people begrudge him the records or repeated attempts to lower the mark in however many events he chooses. I don’t get people who read the articles, then say “I’ve heard enough about him. Can’t we give it a rest?”. Oh, so you’re fed up with reading about him, but you feel compelled to type a derogatory note. Probably the same people to complained about Tiger Woods winning nearly everything he entered when he was younger – “Oh, yeah! Well let’s see him in college!” Or “Oh, yeah! Well let’s see him go pro!”.

    I think it is great that such a swimming talent has come along. It keeps me tuning in each week in this (slow) season. Get as many records as you can, Michael, and ignore the green trolls.

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