In his finals on Thursday at the 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix, 14-year old professional swimming phenom Michael Andrew went two-for-two in breaking National Age Group Records. Earlier, we reported on his 48.78 in the B-Final of the 100 yard fly.
He followed that by winning the C-Final of the 100 breaststroke in 55.96, which knocks exactly four-tenths of a second off of Tanner Kurz’s 2007 record of 56.36. Kurz is currently a sophomore at Indiana. That was the oldest of the National Age Group Records in yards for 13-14 boys still on the books.
His previous best coming into this meet was from the Jenks, Oklahoma Sectional Championship meet in March of 2013 at 57.01, and he was then a 56.41 in prelims on Thursday. Andrew still has the remainder of this season to take that 13-14 record even lower. It would be a tall order, though, for him to leapfrog the 15-16 record, which Andrew Seliskar owns from earlier this year in a 53.26.
Andrew’s other events at this meet are scheduled to be the 50 free, the 100 back, the 200 breast, the 200 IM, the 200 back, and the 100 free.