Michael Andrew Breaks 200 SCY Backstroke National Age Group Record in Clearwater

Michael Andrew has broken yet another National Age Group Record in Florida while swimming at the NASA Showcase Classic in Clearwater this weekend. This meet will be his last as a 13-14 before aging up (his birthday comes on Friday, but by USA Swimming rules, as a 14-year old at the meet’s start, his records count for 13-14’s).

Andrew started his meet out with a 1:44.02 in the 200 yard backstroke, which takes a full second off of his own record of 1:45.14 set at the Jenks Sectional in early March.

Andrew now sits well out in front of the all-time top 5 in this event among 13-14’s:

  1. Michael Andrew, 1:44.02
  2. Benjamin Ho, 1:45.73
  3. Ethan Young, 1:46.56
  4. Ryan Murphy, 1:46.67
  5. Jack Conger, 1:46.82

He’s still about three seconds away from Ryan Murphy’s 15-16 record in the event.

Andrew has particular motivation this week, as his grandparents have made the trip in from South Africa to watch him swim – the first time they’ve seen him race since his star has grown so large.

More context to come when he officially ages up.

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7 years ago

Congrats! I know people are getting MA NAG fatigue but this kid continues to amaze.

7 years ago

I thought his father was his coach?

Reply to  TJ
7 years ago

Peters parents, MA grandparents?

7 years ago

Um hello, his dads sees him 24/7!

7 years ago

19.93 50 free prelims and 24.99 50 breast. Finals start at 5:00 EST tonight. 1:43 should seem attainable for MA.

7 years ago

This was a prelim swim, correct?

Reply to  Braden Keith
7 years ago

Wow that’s amazing he went that fast in a PRELIM

Lane 0
7 years ago

he’s such a beast. I wonder what his arm-span is. The picture sure makes it look like there almost no fat on him, just muscle.

Kevin T
7 years ago

144.0 in the 2 back? OMG this guy is just more and more incredible each week. Honestly, I am more excited about Michael Andrew than anyone else in the sport including Michael Phelps comeback.

Reply to  Kevin T
7 years ago

totally agree with u ! MA is really an amazing phenom … i am happy to follow his steps .

Lane 0
7 years ago

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