Behind the Scenes with USA Swimming Team at Mare Nostrum

USA Swimming National Teamer Michael Andrew was one of 10 members of a USA junior team that traveled to Canet, France and Barcelona, Spain for the first two stops of this year’s Mare Nostrum series. Joined by a number of American veterans and superstars from around the world, Andrew takes fans behind the scenes with cameos from a number of big names.

That includes a few moments with Missy Franklin talking about what she looks for when she heads into a new pool, a few seconds on the official bus with World Record holder Adam Peaty, and some race footage from Andrew’s 50 fly and 50 breast finals.

See below for more interviews that Andrew did with Ryan Held, and a longer chunk with Adam Peaty, as well.

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josh prenot is coming back: 2:05.99

I do not think that Michael Andrew deserves all of this attention. Missy Franklin \ is the one that should be getting all of the attention. How come that when Phelps came back he gets all the hype but Franklin (the female phelps at one point) barely gets any coverage. She is trying her best to get back on top of the world stage and we should support her and not some guy who can only swim the 50s of each stroke.

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