Just Another Day At The Office: Michael Andrew Breaks 200 IM NAG Record

  26 Tony Carroll | February 15th, 2014 | National, News

Michael Andrew was very aggressive with his morning swim, putting him in the middle of the pool for tonight’s finals. He swam the third fastest time of the morning during prelims and missed his own NAG Record by .20 seconds. Tonight, Michael Andrew put up a fight, finishing in fourth place in the 200 IM. He improved his National Age Group record by exactly one second, touching the wall 1.20 seconds faster than this morning, at 2:04.13.

His splits were:

  • 26.15 (26.15)
  • 31.65 (57.80)
  • 36.88 (1:34.68)
  • 29.45 (2:04.13)

When Phelps held this record as a 13-14 year old, he was never under 2:06.

Michael Andrew still has until April 18th to take on the rest of the 13-14 National Age Group Record Book.

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michael andrew you would have to make a drug test, it can not be that guy strong fence and boys 20 years

With each new PR, Michael will get a new goal time for his USRPT sets. As such, he will reset his neuromuscular axis to “learn” to swim his new race pace with technique. This probably sounds nerdy, but it works (I believe).


If he does continue on this path and is as great as an 18- and 20-year-old as he is as a 14-year-old — which is still obviously a big question mark — he’s certainly going to cause a lot of coaches and swimmers to reevaluate their training methods.

It would actually be interesting to see Michael Phelps try this for the next two years and see how he does. Most of the talk about his potential comeback has been about how he’d probably be more 100-oriented this time around, which makes it seem as if USRPT would be perfect for him, especially since he may have lost his taste for Bowman’s grueling workouts.


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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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