‘Livestream Andy’ Previews the 2023 Men’s NCAA Championship Meet

Livestream Andy is BACK. Andy Hardt, aka Livestream Andy, will be calling a few sessions of the prelims this week at the NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The man who has single-handedly rewritten the lexicon of the sport with phrases like “Full of Swimming” will be back on the mic calling races this weekend before handing off to Rowdy Gaines and crew for the big show.

Check out Andy’s preview of the meet below.

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Breezeway
6 months ago

That’s cool and all but what is the camera angle? Don’t need that Goodyear Blimp angle

IndividualMedleyEnjoyer
6 months ago

Thank God

Steve Nolan
6 months ago

YES!!!

Oh man I’m going to have to stay up to watch these prelims now.

David Clossey
6 months ago

Andy is responsible for perhaps one of my favorite calls in NCAA swimming, the line “Caeleb Dressel, the world at his feet” during the final of the 50 free always elevated that race video to me.

Ole 99
6 months ago

MIAC!!!!

Marklewis
6 months ago

I wonder if there is a good formula for calling a swimming race.

One of the best race commentaries I’ve heard was the London 2012 200 fly race between Phelps and LeClos. It’s on YouTube.

Horse races are often called in a very exciting way. They have to keep a sharp eye on the action because the horses are changing position a lot.

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Marklewis
6 months ago

Eh, there’s not enough moving and shaking imo to need someone calling things out like that. (And imo it’s harder to see who’s making moves in swimming – they’re spaced too far apart and and overall speeds aren’t that different between the fastest and slowest swimmer, horses can REALLY take off comparatively.)

But!!

A big part of being good at it is literally doing your homework – being able to talk about anyone in a heat, being able to expect how certain swimmers are going to swim each race would help for a lot. Just throwing a great play-by-play guy in cold wouldn’t be super useful because there’s just not enough to talk about.

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BOBFROMTHEISLAND
6 months ago

Everyday I thank the heavens Andy called Dressel’s 17.63 instead of Rowdy

X Glide
Reply to  BOBFROMTHEISLAND
6 months ago

Didn’t go 16 but he broke 18!!!

SoCal Swim
6 months ago

Missing Sam Kendricks!

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