Michael Andrew is Back to Breaking Records – 100 Breast 1:01.6 (Video Interview)

Video produced Coleman Hodges

MEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE- FINALS RECAP – 2015 ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES

Today was a historical day for Michael Andrew. He started off the morning with a personal best in his 100m breaststroke which set him up perfectly for a chance to take his first Grand Prix/ Pro Swim Series title.

Out like a rocket was Glenn Snyders, an Olympian from New Zealand who trains out of the Trojan Swim Club. Snyders was very quick with a time of 28.49 to lead the field by a sizable margin. Right behind him was Mike Alexandrov.

Andrew turned in fourth, but with a beautiful pullout of the wall started to make a little bit of a move on the rest of the field.

Slowly, everyone began to catch Snyders. At the wall it was very close, but it was Andrew who managed to get his hands on the wall first for gold, solidifying his first Pro Swim Series win ever with a new personal best of 1:01.67 and a 15-16 National Age Group Record.

Snyders grabbed the silver with a time of 1:01.70 with Alexandrov finishing third not far behind in 1:01.77.
That time for Andrew also doubled as a 15-16 national age-group record in the event.

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TJ
6 years ago

Race video?

bobo gigi
Reply to  TJ
6 years ago

I believe that’s the only A-Final USA swimming has still not posted on youtube.
Of course that’s the race I wanted to watch again today.

whoknows
6 years ago

How many of those 76 records still exist?

DontBe
Reply to  whoknows
6 years ago

How many of YOUR 76 NAG records remain?

Justin Thompson
Reply to  whoknows
6 years ago

Not many with all the incredible age group swimmers these days, but he’s also counting records that he’s broken multiple times which is fair game. He still has all the 13-14 records he set minus the breaststroke.

When people talk about Phelps breaking world records they refer to them in the same way. All the world records he’s broken even if he’s done it multiple times in the same event or if someone has come along and erased them.

Justin Thompson
6 years ago

I have to say I thought his first NAG in the 15-16 age group would be in the 100m Fly, but that’s a solid time. The US has a bright future in the breaststroke with MA/Whitley coming up through the ranks.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Justin Thompson
6 years ago

very bright future and not only on breasstroke . In all the other strokes , Us has a bright future as well .

bobo gigi
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
6 years ago

And Cordes and Fink are not old. Both will swim at least until Tokyo 2020.

bobo gigi
6 years ago

I presume that was the biggest prize money of his short pro career?

Tom from Chicago
6 years ago

I thought breaststroke was his worst stroke.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Tom from Chicago
6 years ago

Freestyle by far.

bad parent
Reply to  Tom from Chicago
6 years ago

I will use your quote Tom: “call me when he’s under a minute”

Anonymous
6 years ago

200 free and up are not so good. 50 is good. Unfortunately being good at the 50 free does very little to help with the 200Im.

Tyrece
6 years ago

Just wanted to point out that the SwimSwam record for the 15-16 NAG in the 100 breast SCY is incorrect, Michael Andrews time of 1:01.67 was placed there instead of LCM.

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