2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – INDIANAPOLIS (#4)
- May 12 – 15, 2021
- IU Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN
- Prelims: 9 am/Finals 6 pm EST
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet (Updated)
- Pre-Scratch Timeline
- Live Stream (USA Swimming)
- Live Stream (Olympic Channel)
- Live Results
Coming into the day with a best time of 51.33, Andrew brought his PB down to 51.31 in the morning before rocketing to a time of 50.80 in the final, taking down Caeleb Dressel‘s Pro Swim Series Record of 50.92 in what was a massive half-second PB.
It’s a big double milestone for Andrew to get under the 59-second barrier in the 100 breast and the 51-second threshold in the 100 fly at the same meet. One month out from the Olympic Trials, those accomplishments will be a major confidence booster.
Andrew took full advantage of his early speed, blasting out in 23.38 on the opening 50 before closing in a solid 27.42 on the way back. In the prelims, Andrew split 23.82/27.49.
The 22-year-old jumps up into second in the world rankings for the 2020-21 season, trailing only Hungarian Kristof Milak (50.47). Meanwhile, at the Atlanta Classic, Dressel swam a season-best time of 51.15 to rank fifth in the world, also lowering the Meet Record.
In the historical rankings, Andrew is now the fifth-fastest American of all-time and 14th overall, overtaking, among others, 2019 World Championship silver medalist Andrei Minakov (50.83).
All-Time U.S. Performers, Men’s 100 Fly (LCM)
- Caeleb Dressel, 49.50 – 2019
- Michael Phelps, 49.82 – 2009
- Ian Crocker, 50.40 – 2005
- Maxime Rooney, 50.68 – 2019
- Michael Andrew, 50.80 – 2021
Andrew is also now ranked third among American men inside the Olympic Trials qualifying period, trailing Dressel and Maxime Rooney.
Based on what we’ve seen from Andrew in the 100 fly and 100 breast, his prospects for Saturday’s 200 IM are exciting, as he enters as the top seed with his best time of 1:56.83. He’s also scheduled to race the 50 free on the meet’s final day.