Michael Andrew makes Orlando Grand Prix his latest NAG stop, breaks own 100 back mark

  21 Jared Anderson | February 14th, 2014 | Club, National, News, US Grand Prix

It just wouldn’t be a Grand Prix event without a Michael Andrew NAG record, now would it?

The 14-year-old bettered his own 100 backstroke mark at finals Friday night, going 57.13 to cut another two tenths off the 13-14 National Age Group record he set at the last Grand Prix stop in Austin, Texas (57.38).

The swim came after a relatively slow start in Orlando for Andrew. He was just off his NAG in the 100 breast, quietly swam into the C final of the 100 fly and scratched out of an intriguing 400 IM matchup with German 14-year-old Johannes Hintze on Thursday night, and was also a ways off his 50 free NAG record earlier Friday night before finally breaking through in the 100 back. That seems vaguely reminiscent of his performance in Austin, where he also took a few events before heating up to break multiple NAGs.

As always with Andrew, the weekend will continue with several more NAG opportunities, including the C final of the 50 later on tonight.

Comments

  1. bobo gigi says:
    0
    0

    He shouldn’t have gone pro.
    He peaked too early.
    He will never have international success.
    He breaks NAG records thanks to his height.

    I’ve done the usual comments in your place. No need of repeating them. :lol:

    More seriously, Michael Andrew still has a few weeks to break 13/14 NAG records.
    Next goals.
    A sub 23 in the 50 free.
    51.83 to beat in the 100 free.
    54.80 to beat in the 100 fly.

    An interesting 200 IM to watch tomorrow.

  2. Maria Oliveira says:
    0
    0

    What a legend! Whatever that kid doing/eating/taking, I want. Now.

    • Maria Oliveira says:
      0
      0

      *whatever that kid is doing/eating/taking

    • liquidassets says:
      0
      0

      He’s doing: USRPT, homeschooling, training with his dad as his coach in his customized back yard pool, going pro to offset the expense, traveling widely with his family to race frequently against swimmers who are older/better than him, and a scripture-based lifestyle. You up for all that?? ;-)

      • Michael says:
        0
        0

        I think the following are crucial, in no particular order

        - A ton of hard work and dedication.
        - Great coaching
        - Talent
        - USRPT (http://coachsci.sdsu.edu/swim/bullets/45e%20UNDERSTANDING.pdf)
        - Nutrition (P2Life – http://www.P2Life.info)
        - Sleep
        - Supportive parents.
        - A ton of hard work and dedication.

        • Maria Oliveira says:
          0
          0

          Thanks Michael and Liquidassets. I’ll check out the USRPT and P2Life.

          LiquidAssets, I live in the city so I’ll have to make plan about the pool.

          He really makes all the hard work look worth it, it looks like he’s loving it.

          • Steve says:
            0
            0

            It does help to having a pool in your backyard when you live in a rural area on acreage. Should you build one in the city, the pool is two lanes and approximately 27.5 meters.

        • FLAfan says:
          0
          0

          I think you have these out of order, Talent EASILY #1…I watched his technique tonight, NOT so great at all, peaking out is in his near future…

          • Peterdavis says:
            0
            0

            You know who had the worst technique I’ve ever seen? A 10 year old Phelps. He was very fast even then, but it was painful to watch. I think the current youngster will be fine, if everything stays copacetic outside the pool.

  3. Aquaman says:
    0
    0

    Looking forward his sub 20″ 50 Free at Sectionals at Jenks. A very fast pool.

  4. Chet says:
    0
    0

    Check out the hat!!! I want one for pure speed

  5. jiggs says:
    0
    0

    fastest American 100-back last night: Michael Andrew

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

About Jared Anderson

Jared Anderson profile

Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career sixteen years and running wasn’t enough for this native Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for SwimSwam.com, covering swimming at every level. Read More »