Michael Andrew Breaks His 2nd National Age Group Record on Thursday at Minneapolis Grand Prix

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.

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Does anyone know how many USRPT sets he does per practice and how many times he practices per day and how many times he practices per week?

Coach Rory

Are Pro swimmers even allowed the privilege of breaking & holding National Age Group records (in time, yes. But will they be credited)? Thought USA Swimming was amateur status…

Coach Rory

Oversight. How’d I forget about Phelps. I guess you can

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