Michael Andrew Describes Changes in his Swimming after Getting an Agent (Video)

2020 PRO SWIM SERIES – DES MOINES

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.

MEN’S 200 IM FINALS

  • PSS Record: 1:56.32, Michael Phelps (USA), 2012

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Michael Andrew blasted out to a lifetime best in the 200 IM at 1:56.83, ranking 4th in the world this season. Andrew split the race 24.07/29.15/33.47/30.14, swimming his free leg within a second of his back leg.

Coming in for second with his strong finishing free was Andrew Seliskar, now ranking 9th in the world this season at 1:58.01. Germany’s Jacob Heidtmann finished in third place also under 2 minutes at 1:59.78, just making the top 25 times in the world.

Andrew is now the fastest American in the 200 IM this season, followed by Kalisz, C. Foster, Stewart, Seliskar, Casas, Lochte, and Prenot;

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2Fat4Speed
7 months ago

He fired his mom?

sven
Reply to  2Fat4Speed
7 months ago

I mean, yeah, but I have a feeling it was her idea (or at least, she was totally on board). I know she’s had her own business ventures going on for quite a while, and as Michael’s swimming career grew I’m sure it was hard for her to find enough time in the day to do it all.

Mean Dean
7 months ago

He’s very well spoken. I hope he does well this year

juderpea
Reply to  Mean Dean
7 months ago

He really is. I always click on his interviews as they are usually interesting and eloquent. I was never a big fan mainly because of the turning professional at 14, homeschooling, etc. Anyway, I’ve changed my opinion and will be rooting for MA at trials.

cynthia curran
Reply to  juderpea
7 months ago

I think people stereotype homeschoolers, way back in the 1960’s it was a very open type of education. Some homeschoolers are famous like Palmer Luckey that invented the Oculus RIft and sold Oculus to Facebook ,and some are not. Michael Andrew is one of those famous homeschoolers along with Chole Sutton. I hope he is making good money since 1 or 2 bedroom apartments are not cheap in San Diego.

juderpea
Reply to  cynthia curran
7 months ago

I’m not anti-homeschooling but MA’s decision to go pro at 14 coupled with him being homeschooled + coached by only his Dad made me pause. It’s good to know that he’s thriving and is working towards, as he said, “adulting”. Go MA!

Coach
Reply to  juderpea
7 months ago

At 14, I’m not sure it was his decision to go pro or have his dad as his coach.

carlo
Reply to  juderpea
7 months ago

People tend to stereotype homeschoolers as shy and awkward when many are well spoken and communicate well with adults. Michael andrew is just one example.

From my experience, homeschoolers also tend to be more free thinking than those educated in public high schools. They tend to question their professors more when the get to college. Most of the time, when a student debates a professor in the middle if a class, the student was almost always homeschooled.

Those educated in public high schools tend to hang on their professors every word and don’t question anything most of the time when they get to college. They tend to be more docile.

Dbswims
Reply to  cynthia curran
7 months ago

I can confirm that there exists homeschoolers who are not famous. One of which is me LOL.

sven
Reply to  Dbswims
7 months ago

Fake news. All home schooled people become pro athletes, global elite, and Hollywood darlings. Nice try.

James
Reply to  sven
7 months ago

You forgot 5 time Grammy Award winners at 17!

N P
Reply to  Dbswims
7 months ago

Same, my dude! xD

Ghost
7 months ago

Did he say at the end, he is living on his own? Moving out of his parents’ home?

anonymous
Reply to  Ghost
7 months ago

He has been on his own for a while. He has a girlfriend

Ghost
Reply to  anonymous
7 months ago

Good for him

dmswim
Reply to  Ghost
7 months ago

He and his sister live together separate from his parents.

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