Michael Andrew Breaks Down 100 Breast and 100 Back Records (Video Interview)

Michael Andrew Record Breaking Coverage – as reported by Braden Keith / SwimSwam:

Michael Andrew has had no trouble turning his short course success into long course success in Austin, breaking the 13-14 boys’ National Age Group Record in his 3rd different event of the meet.

The latest swim on Sunday came in the 100 meter breaststroke, where Andrew split a 1:03.83. That creamed the old record of 1:04.74 set by Anthony Robinson back in 1994 (Robinson would go on to become the first high school swimmer under 20 seconds in the 50 yard freestyle).

Andrew split this race 30.28-33.55 to win the B Final, which is pretty similar to how his B-Final competitors, generally much older, spread their swims out. Andrew won that B-Final by just a hair over Nick Kostiuk (1:03.94).

Earlier in the meet, Andrew tied, then broke, his own 50 free National Age Group Record, and he also beat Benjamin Ho’s mark in the 100 back by .01 seconds. This was the most convincing of his record-breaking swims so far, though he’s still got two races to go on Sunday.

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bobo gigi
6 years ago

Mr Andrew is very interesting in interview.
He talks precisely about his training.
He looks very aware of his ranks in the world and is interested in the sport’s history.
1.03.83 in the 100 breast is, in my opinion, his best accomplishment in long course so far.
You are 3.01 seconds faster than our national record here in France for a 14-year-old boy.
And about Daniel Gyurta when he was 14, I have a 1.02.39 in April 2004 in the 100 breast and a 2.13.63 in June 2003 in the 200 breast.
So you still have much work to do if you want to break his 100 breast time.

6 years ago

Andrew times are amazing, and in a range i dont know if we have a precedent.
1.03 and 23.19 in 50 free are fantastic for a 14years-old.
Cesar Cielo came to light in brazilian scene at sixteen(in 2003) when he made 23.29 in 50 free in Chico Piscina Trophy.The time(at the time) was a monster time, the second place was 24.04!

And Andrew still have 2.05 in 200IM…sick!

6 years ago

This kid’s times are amazing, could he be the next Lochte/Phelps or am i overshooting it?

Reply to  pvdh
6 years ago

Not overshooting it, just too early to tell. He does have a wide variety that he can choose from and he is REALLY talented as a 14 year old. but its just that he is 14, need to see how his body develops.

bobo gigi
Reply to  pvdh
6 years ago

Again, nobody will be the next Phelps. He’s unique and irreplaceable.
No need of comparisons.
He will be the first Andrew and that’s not too bad at all.
And I agree it’s too early to predict his future.
We watch him develop and it’s fun.

Josef Bittman
Reply to  pvdh
6 years ago

Too early to tell how many 14 yr old male nag record holders have gone to the Olympics???

Sean S
Reply to  Josef Bittman
6 years ago

Phelps, Peirsol, and Ricky Berens are all current 13-14 NAG record holders and they turned out okay, and I’m sure there have been plenty of others.

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