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)