Special thanks to Irvine NovAquatics for allowing us to use their coaches’ office for this interview to get out of the … rain! … at the end of Finals on Saturday night.
SwimSwam’s Anne Lepesant caught up with Indie Swimming’s Michael Andrew and his coach (and father) Peter Andrew just after the former’s junior national title in the 100 back.
The Andrews discussed what they’ve learned from this experience on the national stage and how they will carry it into Nationals next week. They also talk about how Michael Andrew is evolving as a swimmer and what events he may train for in the future.
At the time of the interview, Andrew had swum:
200 fly (prelims – 2:03.54 for 32nd place)
100 breast (prelims – 1:04.03 for 15th; finals 1:03.49 for 10th)
200 back (prelims – 2:04.23 for 19th; scratched finals)
100 free (prelims – 52.14 for 46th)
100 fly (prelims – 53.90 for 4th; finals 53.46 for 3rd)
100 back (prelims – 56.36 for 3rd; finals 55.73 for 1st)