Race Video: Michael Andrew 100 Yard Fly 13-14 NAG Record, 47.23

  23 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | April 07th, 2014 | International, News, Video

Michael Andrew continues to impress. 100 butterfly has become one of his swimfan favorites.  Many in the swimming community love to pick apart his strokes in these NAG race videos, but butterfly has most remaining silent.

With 47.23 in the 100 yard butterfly, Michael pulls within .13 of the 15-16 National Age Group Record, a record he’ll have over two years to challenge. That one currently sits at 47.10, belonging to Michael-Phelps-nemesis Milorad Cavic.

Of the 5 fastest times by a 13-14 boy in the 100 yard fly,  Andrew owns them all. The list:

1. Andrew 47.23

2. Andrew 47.40

3. Andrew – 47.47

4. Andrew – 48.40

5. Andrew – 48.78

You can follow Michael Andrew on Twitter here. 

USRPT info here.

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mikal W. Grass

The kid is quick, have to give credit where credit is due. My old brain doesn’t understand how he is able to race week in and week out and swim his best times. When does he have time to train?

Racing is training.

mikal W. Grass


It is but he still needs to train so he can develop some sort of base, no?

Even when he’s not at meets and back home ‘training’, I think you’d ask the same question. He trains twice a day for 60-90 minutes and maybe hits 1.5k-2k per session.

I’ve read a good deal of Rushall’s work. I like a lot of it. He specifically calls for periods of time to adapt to new training stimulus and for periods of time were rest and recovery are important. You can’t just point at USRPT and claim that it’s magical and swimmers who do it improve every week.

I would be interested in seeing a improvement progression on MA. How quickly is he dropping time? Is it really every week or does it just appear to be?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t training adaptations take time and repetition? I also don’t understand how he seems to get best times week after week.

There’s more than one way to build a base. Sprinting with low rest does the job just fine.

mikal W. Grass


Thank you.


Michael swam at our home meet, the DBS Open, which was a long course meet. It was a small meet. He only came to break some records before he ages up. He told us that he IS moving down to Florida within the next year.
Not sure if he broke any records but he and his father were a joy to talk too. Great family! And he did swim fast!!!

Thanks for the news.
So he really swam in long course last weekend. And not in yards. So he didn’t break NAG records in SCY.
Ok. That’s what I had understood first. 🙂

Didn’t he swim just this past weekend in an LCM meet in Florida? I haven’t heard of any results yet. So I am assuming nothing great happened? But I don’t want to assume because we know what assume means.

No he didn’t swim in long course.
He swam again in yards.
And next week he will swim at the NASA Elite Showcase Classic again in yards.
The week he turns 15.
It will be probably his last SCY meet of the season.

I don’t understand. I have read posts from other readers of Swim Swam noting that last weekend he swam in Daytona long course (and that his times were slow). Now you are saying that he swam short course, but where and when? the video above is dated March 2014.

* slow by his standards, I guess.

Thanks, Triguy, for the clarification. I checked the Daytona Meet webpage but the results were not available.

Whoops, 2:14

If he swam 2:00 for 200 IM LC = NOT average!

He swam

200 fly-2:14
200 free-2:00
200 Im-2:00
100 free-53
400 im-4:45

He did swim long course and his times were very average


About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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