Michael Andrew May Swim 400 IM at 2016 US Olympic Trials – Gold Medal Minute Video


Michael Andrew, 14 years old, continues to improve as critics continue to argue his training method, Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT) doesn’t work.  Andrew’s 47 National Age Group Records speak for themselves, but his recent appearance at the  Schroeder YMCA meet  in the 200-400 yard races, which were just off NAG records, may speak louder. Andrew dropped a 3:54 in the 400 yard IM and a 1:48 in the 200 yard butterfly.

Michael Andrew with Father and Coach Peter Andrew (credit: Mike Lewis)

Michael Andrew with Father and Coach Peter Andrew (credit: Mike Lewis)

Peter Andrew, Michael’s father and swim coach, has slowly increased his son’s range and endurance with the USRPT method, and feels the 400 IM could be a part of his son’s schedule at the 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials.  At this point Peter knows it’s too early in his son’s development to make that determination, but the 200 and 400 meter events aren’t of the table for 2016. Looking ahead to 2020, Peter feels the focus will be 50 and 100 meter events entirely.

Michael Andrew’s gaze is fixed on tentpole international events this later this year. Specifically, he would like to attend the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in China provided USA Swimming selects him.

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com.

See Michael Andrew’s 45th, 46th and 47th NAG Record race videos here:


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Steve Nolan

Speculating on a 14 year old’s events at Olympic Trials 2 years out might be a liiiittle much…

(Which I think is kinda same thing I said on the Phelps OT’16 video, hahah.)

Can’t argue w/ their reasoning, though.


They are a novel, interesting story in our sport. But I’m so confused by their descriptions of what he’s going to swim at Trials in ’16 and beyond. They each contradicted themselves several times in this interview. Do they know what they’re doing?


This is news in 2014?

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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