Race Video: Michael Andrew 100 Yard Free 13-14 NAG Record, 43.90

Swimming news – 100 freestyle NAG Record reported by Braden Keith

14-year old pro swimmer Michael Andrew has re-broken his own National Age Group Record in the 100 yard breaststroke, swimming a 53.88 to win the 14 & under division at the 2014 NASA Junior National Cup. Andrew split 25.07/28.81 in the race, which clears the 54.04 that he did at the Jenks Sectional on March 7th.

Andrew became the firs 13-14 to go under 56 seconds, then the first to go under 55 seconds, and he’s now the first to go under 54 seconds in this event, which shows just how far he (and Reece Whitley) have taken this record in the last year.

Andrew now holds the 6 fastest times in this event in the history of the age group, and is 1.8 seconds clear of Reece Whitley’s second-ranked 55.61.

He wasn’t the fastest swimmer overall at this meet in the event, Texas-bound high school senior Austin Temple was a 52.87 in the 16 & up division. That time is within a tenth of what Texas’ breaststroker split on their 400 medley relay at NCAA’s on Thursday.

Andrew followed that swim with a 43.90 in the 100 free, which also broke his own National Age Group Record of 44.16 set in February. Andrew split 20.66/23.24 en route to his second record-breaking swim of the session.

You can follow Michael Andrew on Twitter here. 

USRPT info here.

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Yeah I was wondering too. He seemed to be about 10 seconds slower than expected on his 200s.

So Andrews contract with P2life forces him to swim in the meets every weekend?

Are you kidding me? That’s crazy!

I’m pretty sure they raced most of the meets this month by design. This one was probably to fulfill a contract. Which is what they signed up for by going pro. Some pros are contractually obligated to visit kids and teams and do clinics. He may have appearance fees. What’s the big deal?

Yes, I believed he was in Daytona Beach for a long course meet.
His name was in the psych sheet.
And now I read he was at a SCY meet.
Perhaps there are 2 Michael Andrew! 😆
For the 832nd time of the season, congrats to him for his NAG records.
I’m sure he still has another SCY meet in Clearwater in 10 days, the week he turns 15.
Then, I hope he will focus exclusively on long course. We are in April!

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