Michael Andrew Gives In-Depth Analysis on “All over the place” 100 Breast Win

2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – SAN ANTONIO (MARCH)

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.

MEN’S 100 BREAST — FINALS

  • World Record: 56.88 – Adam Peaty, GBR (2019)
  • American Record: 58.64 – Kevin Cordes, USA (2017)
  • U.S. Open Record: 58.74 – Kevin Cordes, USA/Joao Gomes, BRA (2017)
  • Junior World Record: 59.01 – Nicolo Martinenghi, ITA (2017)
  • Pro Swim Record: 58.86 – Adam Peaty, GBR (2017)
  1. Michael Andrew (Race Pace Club), 1:00.10
  2. Nic Fink (Athens Bulldog Swim Club), 1:00.34
  3. Kevin Cordes (Athens Bulldog Swim Club), 1:01.35

Out in a 28.01 to reach the early lead was Michael Andrew. As Andrew began to separate himself from the field, so did Nic Fink. At the wall, Fink progressively inched at Andrew towards a photo finish. At the wall, it was Andrew who held off Fink at 1:00.10. Fink settled for second at 1:00.34. Andrew remains 3rd in the nation after his morning 1:00.23 swim. At the January PSS meet here in San Antonio, Fink’s acceleration earned him the win at 1:00.84.

Taking third place was Kevin Cordes at 1:01.35, with Longhorn’s Will Licon (1:01.63) and Cal’s Josh Prenot (1:01.73) all getting under the 1:02 barrier.

Winning the B-final was Germany’s Nils Wich-Glasen, clocking in at 1:02.68, which would have placed 7th in the A-final.

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Lpman
1 month ago

Just not sold on this guy. Has showed minimal growth since 2016

swimapologist
Reply to  Lpman
1 month ago

Ok but you’ve been saying that in these comments for years. When you blindly criticize, you don’t really get credit for being right. If half the people say he’s going to make it and half don’t, half are going to be right and half are going to be wrong. Doesn’t mean the half that were right were any more observant or insightful.

frizzaly
Reply to  Lpman
1 month ago

I mean, sure. He went 59.82 at 2016 trials and has a 59.18 best from 2019. But slow progression and consistency aren’t unimportant and it’s impressive enough that he hasn’t burned out after going pro at 14. Maybe he doesn’t make the 2021 Olympics, but I wouldn’t count him out in 2024 or even 2028. I’m certainly not a super fan but I’ve always been kind of quietly impressed by him.

Misha Fan
Reply to  frizzaly
1 month ago

59.1 was march of 2020

frizzaly
Reply to  Misha Fan
1 month ago

you’re right! saw 2019 pro swim series and didn’t bother to look at the date of the swim

25Backstroke
Reply to  Lpman
1 month ago

I’m just not sold on you. Your low-effort criticism comments have shown minimal growth since 2016.

Lpman
Reply to  25Backstroke
1 month ago

Wasn’t aware you were keeping track of all my posts for 5 years. I am flattered.

Anonymoose
Reply to  Lpman
1 month ago

they stand out like a sore thumb, not hard to remember them

50free
Reply to  Lpman
1 month ago

Ready for him to drop 1:55 Im for the team this summer

sscommentor
Reply to  Lpman
1 month ago

I’m not sold on the contingent of USA’s breast stokers. SCY + walls have kind of killed our potential on the world stage

Dmswim
Reply to  sscommentor
1 month ago

Lilly King seems to do alright.

Swimgeek
Reply to  sscommentor
1 month ago

Agreed that Men’s Breast, relatively speaking, is a weakness for Team USA. But blaming that on SCY is questionable.

Last edited 1 month ago by Swimgeek
old fly
Reply to  Lpman
18 days ago

Swimming benefits from having this kind of criticism. Like it or not, for a sport to gain popularity, some dose of drama and rubbing is essential.

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