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

  16 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | January 20th, 2014 | Arena Pro Swim Series, News, Video

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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Yes, it is clear that Andrews (sic) will run his course with his current coach and need to move on. I heard his team only has 2 swimmers – it will probably fold soon.
/sarcasm alert

Just to be clear, I’m not saying I think he will ever get 6-9 medals at elite level meets… just commenting on how that seems to be what they are planning and preparing for.

Which is a good thing. They seem to be aiming high and dreaming big. From what I understand, Phelps and Bowman were talking 8 golds long before anyone else was… it’s the job of the coach and athlete to go big.

Gentlemen, lets not get ahead of ourselves, he’s 14. Some kids hit puberty and are more developed than others at this early stage. Most who show great promise early on dwindle in development later on. He’ll be lucky if he doesn’t get hurt or burn out. Most NAG record holders early on were “no where to be found” later on. Is he one in a million? At the moment, he’s one in 300 million, but in 2020 he’ll be a completely different person/animal, hopefully, still in the sport and on the Olympic team.


GOGOGADGET, What is the chance for any swimmer to get hurt or burn out? He is only 14. You are really a mean person.

Michael Andrew is a very talented young swimmer, he has a better chance to be an elite swimmer than any others at his age. I wish him nothing but the best.

What is the chance of a swimmer getting hurt or burning out? With all due respect, that’s a pretty ignorant statement. Nothing hurtful was meant here, I’m supportive of him, but I’m just laying out some facts, none of which are my opinion. My opinion on the other hand is that its a real shame that gurus like Mike Bottom or Dave Durden will never truly invest themselves in coaching a swimmer they’ve got no collegiate use for. When Andrews runs his course with his current coach and looks for someone new to develop him in a few years, he’ll still be too young to physiologically work-out with post graduate swimmers like in Club Wolverine or Cal Aquatics. Its a… Read more »

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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