Michael Andrew Honing In on 50 Free, 100 Breast/Fly for Olympic Season


  • November 29-December 2, 2023
  • Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Long Course Meters (50 meters)
  • Start Times
    • Prelims: 9 AM (ET)
    • Finals: 6 PM (ET)
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After his 50 free win in Greensboro (21.8), we spoke with Michael Andrew about his outlook leading into the 2024 Olympic Trials. After not racing the 200 IM this season so far, Andrew confirmed that heading into Trials his primary focus events will be the 50 free, 100 breast, and 100 fly, events in which he sees the best chance to qualify for his 2nd Olympic team.

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Chet Jones
2 months ago

These comments are preposterous. What is wrong with you guys? Haters. Didn’t know the swimming world had so much of that. Sad.

IM ?
3 months ago

i’m not that into the technical or training side – and don’t understand
the guy is super fast in all 4 strokes
a lot faster on a spint perspective in breast and free than the guy from france
why can’t he tweak training a bit and “easily” win gold and set world record in 200 IM
that’s going to leave a legacy and cash in …he won’t win gold in 100 BR or 100 Fly and most likely not 50 Free in Paris

3 months ago


John Culhane
Reply to  M L
3 months ago

Yes, thanks for that. “Homing in,” as in being directed towards. It’s a homing pigeon, not a “honing” pigeon. “Honing” means sharpening. So the headline could have been something like “MA Honing 50 Free (etc) Skills (etc)

Christopher DeBari
3 months ago

I used to not like him but now that hes a veteran and he seems like a really nice guy and well spoken, Im rooting for him.

I really cant stand that he falls apart at the end of race.

Garbage Yardage
3 months ago

He mentioned being rested for this meet while a lot of programs/swimmers were not. Realistically, what are his chances of making the Olympic team when he’s finally facing competition that has focused on OT to be their shaved/rested meet?

Reply to  Garbage Yardage
3 months ago

I heard him say he got a nap in between prelims and finals of the 50 free.

Reply to  Garbage Yardage
3 months ago

No one is ever rested.

Summer Love
3 months ago

Good for him.

After so many years, he’s learned what’s his best at:

50 free, 100 breast, 100fly in that order.

3 months ago

Shouldn’t the title of the article be “Michael Andrew honing in 50 Fr ,75 BREAST/FLY for Olympic Season?

I miss the ISL
3 months ago

I know MA is very unlikeable but I have no issue with USRPT and why he does it. He is a sprinter, plain and simple. Might as well capitalize on it. I mean Gretchen Walsh trains aerobically and she still can’t finish a long course 100 free very well. G. Walsh would probably have to swim a 2 IM the same way MA does, fly and die. Some people are just sprinters and they have to deal with it.

Reply to  I miss the ISL
3 months ago

He seems likeable to me. Has some differing views and training philosophy, but seems nice enough in the interviews and videos I’ve seen of him. He’s a kid.

Not-so-silent Observer
Reply to  I miss the ISL
3 months ago

G Walsh can and has done the 200 IM and 200 free. She currently holds the fastest 200 free in the NCAA by a good amount.

Granted LCM and SCY are different beasts, but let’s just see what she does in the 100 free at trials.

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