Michael Andrew cracks 1:44 in 200 back to rebreak NAG at NASA Showcase finals

  51 Jared Anderson | April 16th, 2014 | Club, National, News

The clock to Michael Andrew‘s 15th birthday continues to tick, but the Indie Swimming record-breaker is making the most of his last few days.

Andrew re-broke the 13-14 National Age Group record in the 200 yard back, taking nearly another full second off the mark in finals after first breaking his own mark in prelims. He went 1:43.15, meaning he’s smashed almost two seconds off the record in the course of one day – the old record stood at 1:45.14 from March of this year.

Here’s a quick splits comparison between Andrew’s prelims and finals swims:

Prelims: 24.27/26.35/27.03/26.37 = 1:44.02
Finals:  23.81/25.72/26.82/26.80 = 1:43.15

It appears that after finishing his morning swim with a great final 50, Team Indie decided to go after the front half of the race more at night, something that turned out very well for Andrew & Company.

Though he’s still quite a ways off the very-fast 15-16 NAG of 1:40.90 in the event from NCAA champion Ryan Murphy, Andrew has cut off just about half the distance between him and that record in one single weekend, and has yet to officially turn 15 (that happens Friday).

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I think he’s ready to swim a 46 in the 100 fly this week.

Haha! MA turns 15 this week so it’s his last chance to break some 13/14 NAG records.
We knew he would go big at this meet! :mrgreen:
And he goes big!
1.43.15 in the 200 back! 😯
Amazing performance!
And I believed a few months ago that backstroke was his weakest stroke. 😆
Seriously, his weakest stroke appears to be today freestyle.
But it could change in the next months. 🙂

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