Michael Andrew Breaks 3rd Different NAG Record in Austin with 100 Breaststroke Bullet

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 11

January 19th, 2014 Club, News

Michael Andrew, a P2 Life Athlete 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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That may be the age group swim of the year! Amazing. Wonder what Reece Whitley will have to say about that. Andrew “only” went 2:08-2:09 for the IM today, his best is 2:05. (Phelps was 2:06 at 14). I’d like to see him swim it fresh at the beginning of a meet now to go for his own record.

Spoke with Michael and his dad at length. The triple was a bit tough. Michael said he’d like to swim it fresh as well! You’re reading his mind…. Michael’s not afraid of the 400IM. He’s going to test it out meters, but he wants to focus on events 200m or short for sure.

I think that 200 IM record of his is most impressive, and AFAIK, the world record for 14 yo.

So far, Andrew has proven he is as good in LCM as he is in SCY.

It will be very interesting to see how he develop in the next few years.

Very impressive record for Mr Andrew.
I don’t like his technique on freestyle, butterfly and backstroke but his breaststroke looks very good and efficient.
He was in 1.05.59 last summer!
And like Liquidassets, I can’t wait to see how Mr Whitley will respond to that.
He was in 1.06.84 last summer in LCM.while his SCY record was 59.90.
He demolished his PB in yards last December in 55.62.
I know that swimming isn’t only numbers but it’s also numbers so I think Mr Whitley must be able to break that NAG record next summer.

If we want to watch again that race outside of USA, how do we do?
Big thanks to USA swimming for the free live stream. It’s very nice.
But red card to USA swimming for not posting the videos of finals on youtube anymore as they did it for every Grand Prix meet in the past years.
Mel Stewart, please, spread the word. Thank you.

Couldn’t agree more. I really can’t be bothered to wait for 2 a.m. to watch the livestream.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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