Michael Andrew Incorporates Dryland into His Training (Video)

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  1. GOLD: Michael Andrew, 21.93
  2. SILVER: Nathan Adrian, 22.09
  3. BRONZE: Vlad Morozov, 22.11

Junior phenom Michael Andrew won this round, as he was the only swimmer to break 22 tonight. Andrew was just 8 hundredths shy of the Pool Record. Olympic sprint champ Nathan Adrian wound up 2nd, just out-touching Russian rocket Vlad Morozov. Ukrainian sprint star Andrii Govorov picked up 4th, touching in 22.34 ahead of Brazilian sprinter Bruno Fratus (22.51).

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He’s becoming way more mature. Cool hearing him speak on big meet mentality. I think the vlogs have been really good for his maturity and mental confidence. Also all the racing over the years of course. Like him or not, the kid (almost man… might’ve become a man with that swim tonight) is going to be around for a long long time.

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Almost 19. Definitely considered ADULT. Not kid.


Yeah “balls to the wall” in his post-race televised interview shows he’s definitely a man


So….. didn’t he and his dad bash any type of training outside of usrpt a couple year ago? This would suggest why he isn’t “going lifetime beats” every time he jumps into the water

We must have different definitions of the word “bash”.

Joel Lin

Still waiting for the SwimSwam interview on USRPT with Mark Schubert.

Let Mel take that one.


A brief list, off the top of my head, of times when they deviated from USRPT as sold by Brent Rushall: MA breathes every stroke on his fly, breast, and free 100s, where Rushall says to minimize breathing. MA tucks his chin more on backstroke, Rushall says to keep the head back/down as far as possible without getting the nose and mouth submerged. They tried weights in 2016 for a bit. MA uses a really wide kick and long glide for his breaststroke, while Rushall says to essentially make the kick as small as possible and keep the tempo up to minimize deceleration. Rushall says to always train in a racing suit while fully shaved, MA trains in a brief.… Read more »


Did he really say to always train in a racing suit while fully shaved? I’m at a loss for words because of how insane that is


Yes, Dr. Rushall really does recommend that. At least one study has shown that shaving and suiting up actually alter some aspects of technique for the better, and technique alterations affect the neural patterns that drive the muscles. The idea, then, is that training with better technique teaches more effective neural firing patterns, rather than training with one technique in a brief and then racing with another when shaved and suited.

The idea itself isn’t crazy imo, but actually pulling it off would be pretty inconvenient/expensive/impractical.


That was exactly my thinking, I understand the feeling better/swimming faster and using better technique in practice but not only is it expensive/impractical it removes the positive feeling of being shaved and in a racing suit. If that’s how you feel everyday in practice there’s no mental boost when you get to a meet and throw on a suit fully shaven.


Not sure there are a lot of naysayers right now, I think people analyze his performances so harshly because he is a professional swimmer, as well as a teenager that is continuing to grow and mature. The teenage-pro aspect calls for a lot of comparison between him and his non-professional rivals because there are many swimmers his age that can put up times (aside from the 50 free) that are very comparable to his.


If you get rid of all his good events, he’s only as good as the best 18 yr olds in the country. Otherwise he is the fastest man in the country! LCM


Should be “if you get rid of his good event”.


That’s basically what I said but thanks for the tip

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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