Michael Andrew Lowers Own 100m Breaststroke NAG Record

by Retta Race 20

July 17th, 2015 Club, News, Previews & Recaps

Michael Andrew just blasted a brand new National Age Group (NAG) record for 15-16 men’s 100m breaststroke while competing at the 2015 Columbia Summer Sectionals meet in Missouri.

Andrew, now at the upper end of his age group bracket, rocked a 1:01.21 to chip off over four tenths from the old NAG record time of 1:01.67 he clocked in January at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin. Race splits show how Andrew took it out quite a bit faster this time around, yet was still able to bring it home in a solid 32-mid.

Previous record –  29.29/32.38 = 1:01.67

New record – 28.89/32.32 = 1:01.21

Exciting to note that this new NAG record transpired in prelims of the race, so the young talent still has his finals appearance to try to shave off even more time.  Also with this win, Andrew is making strides towards his quest to take down the World Junior Record, which is currently held by Russia’s Anton Chupkov at 1:00.65.

In addition to the 100m breaststroke race at this meet, Andrew also logged a new personal best in the men’s 200m freestyle, reaching a time of 1:56.35.  This performance slid  under his previous best of 1:56.71 that he nabbed at last year’s Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin.

Full Meet Results Available in Meet Mobile: 2015 Region VIII Summer Sectionals

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Great evolution.. 100M breast is getting good now.. 200 free.. that time (for his height and compared to other races) is not good yet.. soon he will have to focus on something.. and seems his best chance are the 100m races.. 200 and more times are not very good.. maybe the 200 IM..

Maybe USRPT have some difficulties when more endurance is needed for the race..

bobo gigi

Pleaseeeeeeee! Not another debate about USRPT! 🙂 🙂
You know that’s a very sensitive topic on swimswam. 😆

bobo gigi

But you’re right.
He struggles in the 200-meter races compared to the shorter distances.


I’d suggest he is training more breaststroke. USRPT (and maybe any other method) is all about what percentage of training you dedicate to which race and stroke.

bobo gigi

Closer and closer to his goal time of the summer. It will be for August.
Can’t wait to see the clash of the giants with Reece Whitley.


Anton Chupkov WJR is 1.00.65. He lowered it in Baku 🙂

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