Michael Andrew Begins Long Course Assault in Plantation with 100 Fly NAG Record

14-year old pro swimmer has broken most of the 13-14 yards National Age Group Records in the last year. Now he’s begun into the meters marks as well with just over a month to go before his 15th birthday.

On Friday evening, in his first final, Andrew swam a 54.59 in the 100 long course meters fly at the Plantation, Florida sectional championship meet. That knocks four-tenths off of his previous best time of 54.98 from the U.S. Open last summer, and also breaks the 2011 National Age Group Record held by Justin Lynch in 54.80 from 2011.

Lynch would go on to break Michael Phelps’ 15-16 mark last summer in the same event.

That swim placed him 2nd overall in the meet, behind only Croatian Olympian Mario Todorovic, who won in 54.43.

Andrew split 26.1/28.4 in that race en route to his final mark. The winner of that race, the 25-year old Todorovic, was out much faster in 25.4, but slipped to a 29.0 on his last 50.

Once this record is ratified, Andrew will add it to 13-14 long course marks previously set in:

  • the 50 free (23.19)
  • the 100 back (57.13)
  • the 100 breast (1:03.83)
  • the 200 IM (2:04.13)

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6 years ago


6 years ago

Just astonishing! Bow down!

6 years ago

It seems like he’s breaking records every weekend. when does he even train?

Justin Thompson
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6 years ago

I’m guessing he can only train 3-4 days a week with meets every weekend, but I’m sure they’ll slow down as soon as he turns 15. I think it’s all about setting NAG’s while he has the chance to do so in the 13-14 division.

I do like how we’ve gone from saying he’s an over sized kid breaking NAG’s just because of his early development to now thinking he should be swimming a 52 or 53 100m fly. There’s not many people who can put up a 52-53 100m fly in March:)

David Guthrie
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6 years ago

When does he train? Racing is the best training. He’s swimming huge programs 3 days per week.

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