Michael Andrew Breaks First NAG Record as a 13-14 in Iowa City

It didn’t take long after his 14th birthday for Michael Andrew to get his first National Age Group Record as a 13-14.

This week at the CRAA Summer Long Course Kick-off meet in Iowa City, Iowa, Andrew was a part of a unique bracket-style 50 free that saw him get four cracks at the record.

In the third of those four swims, Andrew swam a 23.47 in the long course 50 meter free to break the National Age Group Record in the event. That went .03 under the time of Bolles’ Caeleb Dressel from 2011.

Andrew, who for so long has thrived on his size, is now in a 13-14 age group where there are plenty of tall swimmers, and not only is he thriving, he’s beginning to take many more of his records in the more technical long course events. Out of his now 11 National Age Group Records that are still standing, this is only the 3rd in long course.

In other swims so far at this meet, which he’ll conclude on Sunday in the 100 free, Andrew also swam a 57.78 in the long course 100 fly.

Andrew only turned 14 in mid-April, so he’ll have a full season of long course and short course to go after more records.

 

 

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Anna Wall

I am also at the CRAA meet this weekend and I watched him swim his 50 free and 100 fly and it is just fun to watch him. he is a great swimmer and I am honored to have the chance to watch him swim.

A 23.47 would be very good for a 16 years-old boy…for a fourteen…GREAT!

Nick L

I was also at the meet and witnessed the ridiculous false start that caused a delay in the meet and affected all the other 200 im finalists. Fast times are great, but sportsmanship is more important.

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