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

  11 Braden Keith | 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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  1. liquidassets says:

    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.

    • Gold Medal Mel Stewart says:

      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.

    • aswimfan says:

      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.

  2. bobo gigi says:

    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.

  3. bobo gigi says:

    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.

  4. DutchWomen says:

    All of the mega volume coaches out there have to be so pissed..they won’t say it publicly but boy I bet they’re mad. The SCY USRPT superstar is now taking it to the big boy pool once again. Proof that “buy in” trumps “training plans” as we’ve proven now there is more than one way to skin the cat, so to speak.

  5. Ben says:

    Does anyone know when his birthday officially is?

    • Braden Keith says:

      April 18th.

      • Ben says:

        any chance you think he’ll be able to break/get close to a few 15-16 records before then?

        • Braden Keith says:

          Three years ago, I might have said yes. With how fast 15-16’s have gotten, I doubt he’ll get any before aging up. The 100 breast would be his best bet, followed by maybe the 100 free (one he doesn’t even have yet in 13-14, though as we’ve seen, his drops aren’t usually a few hundredths here-or-there).

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