Michael Andrew Explains Mindset, Preparation Heading into World Champs (Video)


  • All sports: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Pool swimming: Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
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Before he left for training camp in Singapore, Michael Andrew sat down with SwimSwam after a long day of training to fill us in on how he’s feeling headed into the 2019 World Champs. Andrew has traveled a lot this summer, as he explains, swimming at the entire Mare Nostrum tour as well as the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome. Through this travel, Andrew has learned (among other things) how to sleep when he needs to, especially when traveling internationally. This should do him good when competing in Gwangju, a region that is 11 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time, which Andrew is used to.

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4 years ago

He shouldn’t downplay the WCs because that’s the meet where everyone shows up to swim their best. Everyone is tapered and there is no holding back.

Let’s see how he does in a championship format like that.

Reply to  marklewis
4 years ago

He has been in World Championships before. He is a short course world champion

4 years ago

The stark contrast between how MA talks about his training and how Chase Kalisz spoke of his during his most recent swimswam post is fascinating. And the surfer doing 25’s has a suit contract and fat bank account versus the guy pounding the meterage.

4 years ago

‘I don’t think I would of been able to go 1.57 in my 2IM if it wasn’t for my surfing’
Wow gotta love this guy, swimswam should get bowman on and see what he thinks of that, just to see his face.
His philosophy on meets and the whole year is important couldn’t be more opposite to the British approach … love it. Go smash it MA

Reply to  Skoorbnagol
4 years ago

I love that he doesn’t let one meet define his season but lol on the surfing comment

4 years ago

It’s so easy to forget that he’s not even 21 yet. He’s been on the big stage for so long already it seams. Glad he’s mixing things up with surfing to hopefully keep from burning out.

Reply to  Packoastie
4 years ago

LOL give me a break

Texas Tap Water
4 years ago

You heard it here first:

Michael Andrew will win at least 2 individual medals.

Reply to  Texas Tap Water
4 years ago

Number one in world this season in 50 back

4 years ago

“So yeah I was talking to Caeleb about the travelling I’ve been doing. He tried some USRPT in training camp and said he’s coming with me next season. You know this year he had to eat through a straw from October to March because his shoulders were too tired to lift cutlery? Doesn’t sound fun man.”

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