Michael Andrew Breaks Down 1:57 200 IM (Video)


Reported by Karl Ortegon.

MEN’S 200 IM

  • PSS Record: Michael Phelps- 1:56.32


  1. Michael Andrew (Race Pace Club) – 1:57.49
  2. Chase Kalisz (Athens Bulldogs) – 1:59.02
  3. Josh Prenot (Cal) – 2:00.70

Michael Andrew put together the best swim of his life by a huge margin, coming back with a 30.00 to clock a 1:57.49. His old best was a 1:59.12 from 2017. He was 24.50 going out, then 29.70 on back, 33.29 on breast, and nearly breaking 30 coming home. He now moves from 18th to 9th on the U.S. all-time performers list in this event.

Athens Bulldogs’ Chase Kalisz was 1:59.02 for 2nd, with Cal’s Josh Prenot hitting a 2:00.70 for 3rd. Caeleb Dressel, who was home in the fastest free split (29.03), took 4th in 2:01.72.

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Jabroni Pepperoni

What is his obsession with it being his last meet as a 19 year old?

Barry McCockiner

maybe because he’s 19 years old going 1:57

Ice Age Swimmer

I remember turning 20 and feeling a little pang about it. You are not a teenager anymore. Neil Young’s line is “You can’t be 20 on Sugar Mountain.” Probably more of a human thing than a swimmer thing. Big props to Michael and his coach as we see the talented and poised young man continuing to blossom!

Yeah why is he so excited about his birthday? Who does that? I hear Caeleb Dressel does a triple on his birthday every year.

Jabroni Pepperoni

Sorry! I meant it more in the sense that he’s not going up an age group so I didn’t know if there was any other significance in that sense.

I dunno, I think there’s a cultural significance to turning 20. No longer a teenager. Sounds like he’s embracing what everyone is saying – he’s no longer an age grouper, he’s getting into adult years now, and to retain his status, the comparison becomes more-and-more ‘everyone.’


Perhaps not the young phenom anymore.


He is the young adult phenom


Besides the turning a year older thing he wants us to believe, It sounds like he was not happy he didn’t beat CD on the first two days. Dressel is finally starting to show signs of his 2017 Worlds self, so MA better start getting used to that 2nd place feeling because it’s going to be a loooong ride

Mr Piano

Yes, Dressel is looking really good right now, but so is Michael. Michael will continue to improve, and he won’t make it easy for Dressel.

Climate change is real

“I’ve been doing 25’s and surfing.”

With all due respect to MA’s training program/progression that quote is gold.

Ol' Longhorn

“Hey Chase, what have you been doing?” That must hurt.

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