14-Year Old Swimmer Michael Andrew Signs Second Endorsement Deal

14-year old professional swimmer Michael Andrew has signed his second major endorsement deal in June of 2013, inking a contract for sponsorship with Mutual of Omaha, a mutual insurance and financial services company based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Mutual of Omaha has been a huge player in swimming sponsorships, with the title endorsements behind meets (Duel in the Pool), clinic tours (Josh Davis’ Breakout clinics), USA Swimming as a whole organization, and American swimmers. Andrew is one of 7 swimmers of whom Mutual of Omaha announced sponsorships, though he’s by far the youngest of those 7.

Andrew joins a list of sponsored athletes that includes:

  • Josh Davis
  • Conor Dwyer
  • Matt Grevers
  • Misty Hyman
  • Ian Crocker
  • Jason Lezak
  • Dana Vollmer

His first deal was with the supplement company P2 Life, which is the signing that officially forfeited his amateurism and his eligibility for high school and NCAA competition. Now he adds Mutual of Omaha as his second big sponsorship agreement.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Andrew is one of 7 athletes who were announced by Mutual of Omaha as being added to their lineup of swimmers on Tuesday, though the rest are considerably older. Also announced were:

  • Anthony Ervin (2000 Olympic gold medalist in 50 free)
  • Allison Schmitt (six-time Olympic medalist, including 2012 golds in 200 free, 800 free relay, 400 medley relay, American Record holder, six-time NCAA individual champion)
  • Caitlin Leverenz (2012 Olympic bronze medalist in the 200 IM, American Record holder, three-time NCAA individual champion)
  • Jimmy Feigen (2012 Olympic silver medalist in the 400 free relay, 2013 World Championship silver medalist in 400 free relay/100 free, two-time NCAA individual champion)
  • Conor Dwyer (2012 Olympic gold medalist in the 800 free relay; three-time relay world champion, 2013 World Championships silver medalist in 200 free individually)
  • Matt McLean (2012 Olympic gold medalist as a prelims swimmer in the 800 free relay, 2011 NCAA Champion in 500y free)

Mutual of Omaha is a Fortune 500 company with 2013 revenues of $6.6 billion.

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C Martin
7 years ago

Big list of names he joins with that deal. We’ll see if he can perform to their level by 2016.

James
7 years ago

I get the P2 life deal…it does that company a lot of good to have a sponsored swimmer at the age group level. Their group of athletes includes both Olympian and even masters champions.

I’m less hot about the Mutual of Omaha deal. Their are a good number of deserving elite level swimmers who go without sponsorship even after major accomplishments.

Then again, who can blame a company for trying to get in on the ground floor with a swimmer who seems destined for some pretty big things.

Christopher
Reply to  James
7 years ago

I think they were both good moves. Both work with elite swimmers and have the potential to help this kid get to where he wants to go, and both would do very well to have Michael.

P2Life’s work with Olympians helped make them an elite standard for swimming nutrition. When he joined P2Life Michael would be in the company of the top olympic and masters swimmers. He is also clearly onto something with USRPT, and the success he has had since joining with P2Life.

Mutual of Omaha sponsors the Breakout clinic, I’m not surprised by this one and wouldn’t be at all surprised if Michael was added in there from time to time. I’m sure more parents want to… Read more »

DL
7 years ago

This kid is a phenom and MoO is trying to get in at the ground floor. Who can blame them?

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