Michael Andrew Expresses Gratitude for Having Support of Michael Phelps


Reported by James Sutherland.


  • World Record: Adam Peaty (GBR) – 56.88 (2019)
  • American Record: Michael Andrew – 58.14 (2021)
  • US Open Record: Michael Andrew (USA) – 58.14 (2021)
  • World Junior Record: Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA) – 59.01 (2017)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Adam Peaty (GBR) – 57.13
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Kevin Cordes – 59.18
  • Wave I Cut: 1:03.29
  • Wave II Cut: 1:01.97
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 59.93
  1. Michael Andrew (RPC), 58.73
  2. Andrew Wilson (ABSC), 58.74
  3. Nic Fink (ABSC), 58.80

Michael Andrew got it done.

It wasn’t nearly as fast as the prelims or semis, and boy did it get close at the end, but Andrew is officially an Olympian after edging out Andrew Wilson and Nic Fink to win the men’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 58.73.

Andrew, who lowered the American Record twice on Sunday, bringing the mark all the way down to 58.14 in the semi-finals, was out just a tad slower than last night at the 50 in 26.90, but began tightening up coming down the stretch as Wilson and Fink smelled blood.

In a crazy three-way finish that came down to seven one-hundredths of a second, Andrew (58.73) out-touched Wilson (58.74) and Fink (58.80) to make his first Olympic team.

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Julie Steward
1 year ago

Michael is very generous in expressing gratitude. I believe he is very grateful for the support he has received from Michael Phelps, just as he indicated in the interview. Thank you to SwimSwam for the wonderful coverage your share of Michael Andrew. We are excited about Michael Andrew and his future!

Michael and his family are all amazing in their faith and love. The picture featured in this article is Michael attempting to share with the world that he wanted to first express gratitude for God’s love and work in his life. While Michael Andrew greatly appreciates Michael Phelps, both Michaels know they don’t kneel to another and that no one is strong enough to be worshiped on this earth.… Read more »

Reply to  Julie Steward
1 year ago

Matthew 6:5

Curious swimmer
1 year ago

If Michael drops anything close to 53.0 I’ll be very very impressed 53.8 after a nerve wrecking 100br A finals is impressive in by itself. But a fresh MA?! Idk… Gonna be interesting

Reply to  Curious swimmer
1 year ago

He is handling his schedule very well ….props to him . I understand the Support coming from
the Goat himself – the Goat is impressed by the quality of the new swimming Talents shining .

1 year ago

Who knew that God was not a fan of Nic Fink?

Reply to  McG
1 year ago

God looked down on the starving and the suffering. Let them suffer. Michael must swim in a select swimming competition and win. Only then can their suffering end.

Reply to  Rap
1 year ago

Everyone who makes this same joke seems to think they are being unique and clever in some way

Reply to  Wonkabar23
1 year ago

Athiesm is super cool!

Reply to  Wonkabar23
1 year ago

Yes, exactly!!!! Which is why I’d like to thank god for being unique and clever!

Reply to  McG
1 year ago

God, choosing his/her favorites since the beginning of times… Lucky you MA

Sun Yangs Hammer
1 year ago

Andrew Wilson out here carrying my Pickem’s on his back

1 year ago

I believe he’s thanking the Lord not MP in that thumbnail pic.

Last edited 1 year ago by Tongue-n-cheek
Reply to  Tongue-n-cheek
1 year ago

Lord Phelps.

Reply to  Tongue-n-cheek
1 year ago

The headline is pretty clear, there’s not really a lot of room for your speculation.

Reply to  Tongue-n-cheek
1 year ago

Good point – Dean easily could have taken the top two spots had he entered the event.

Last edited 1 year ago by Swammer91
Mr Piano
Reply to  Tongue-n-cheek
1 year ago

Who said they were two different people?

Eric the eel > Phelps
Reply to  Tongue-n-cheek
1 year ago

Lord = MP

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