Michael Andrew Breaks Ryan Hoffer’s National Age Group Record at OKC Pro-Am Time Trials

14-year old Michael Andrew has broken the National Age Group Record in the 100 yard freestyle for 13-14 boys on Saturday at the Chesapeake Swim Club Pro-Am Elite Meet in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

That means that in the course of 9 days, Andrew has broken all four 100 yard National Age Group Records.

His latest swim, which was done in an afternoon time trials, was a 44.73 in the 100 yard freestyle. That cleared the 44.81 that Ryan Hoffer of the Scottsdale Aquatic Club did last year, with Hoffer having now moved on to destroying the sprint freestyle records for the 15-16 age group.

This swim beats Andrew’s previous lifetime best of 44.85 that he swam at Winter Juniors to just miss Hoffer’s record. Andrew only snuck into the C-Final at Juniors to get that second swim thanks to scratches, as he was 25th in prelims.

Below is a listing of the other three records that Andrew swam last week. As always, his newest will have to be ratified by USA Swimming before it becomes official.

Michael Andrew, 14, Team Andrew Indie Swimming
Event                    100 back
Time                      48.68
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              48.73 (Thomas Anderson, 2013)

Event                    100 breast
Time                      55.43
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              55.62 (Reece Whitley, 2013)

Event                    100 fly
Time                      47.47
Date                      December 13, 2013
Meet                     2013 Winter Juniors
Previous              Michael Andrew (48.78, 2013)

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10 years ago

Let’s not forget the power of social media… With the power of the media, motivation to excel is increased a lot!

10 years ago

I think it’s funny when people on swimswam bash these young athletes for being so good. Saying they will “burn out” etc.. This kid has achieved more than just about everyone. May not be a 22 olympic medal winner but I tell you what, caeleb dressel, ryan hoffer, and Michael andrew have already achieved more than most swimmers in their lifetime. Keep up the good work fellas!

10 years ago

I will check Brazilian times for 13-14 years and post here Andrew seems tô have a big range of events with very good times except for the 200 free. Is that 2:01 correct?

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10 years ago
bobo gigi
10 years ago

Aswimfan, watch him in long course last summer at the US junior championships.

50 free. 23.38

10 years ago

No one has answered this, but has Michael Andrew ever swum LCM?

And if he did, what were the times?


Reply to  aswimfan
10 years ago

LCM Times for 13-14

50 free 23.38 (NAG Record)
100 free 52.00 (3rd all time)
100 Back 58.18 (6th)
100 breast 1:05.59 (4th)
100 fly 54.80 (2nd)

Reply to  Gotcha
10 years ago


Now I can do some comparisons.

Kyle Chalmers at 14 yo swam:

50 free 23.18
100 free 50.86
200 free 1:51.70
50 back 27.18
100 back 58.19
100 fly 54.79

I think the most impressive of Michael Andrew’s swim is the 2:05.13 in 200 IM. It might even be a world record for 14 yo.

Reply to  aswimfan
10 years ago

wait but he ages up in April

10 years ago

But-Thorpe was enormous at 14. Andrew’s father is tall (guessing 6ft 6) so I’m guessing Michael has a few more inches.

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Reply to  Braden Keith
10 years ago

Is the training different today for the up-and-comers than it was back in the 80s and 90s? In other words, the 13 and 14 year-old-kids are on the same training regiment as the older and more established swimmers?
It seems we are seeing an incredible breakthrough with regards to talent and possibilities that we have never seen before. I admit that it is exciting and I am trying to understand how this is happening.

10 years ago

Just for comparison..

People are calling him a new thorpe or Phelps..

But Look at Thorpe at 13 (http://images.smh.com.au/2011/11/03/2748694/af-thorpe1_20111103114548938765-600×400.jpg) and 15 (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/media/Thorpe1.jpg)

Or Phelps at 2000 (http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/alternatethumbnails/storygallery/2009-02/45150661-19134414.jpg)

They are Nowhere as strong as the boy yes (Dunno about height) and he still has a long way to people keep assuring here he is a New Thorpe or New Phelps..

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Reply to  Rafael
10 years ago

Thorpe looked like a kid at 13. Phelps looked like a kid in 2000. Michael Andrew does not look 14-years-old. His swimming career is going to be interesting for the next few years.

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