Michael Andrew Previews Schedule for Olympic Trials (Video)

2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – AMERICAN DERBY

  • Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • 2:00-4:00 PM Local Time (U.S. Eastern Time)
  • Eppley Recreation Center – College Park, MD
  • Short Course Meters (SCM) format
  • American franchises: Cali Condors, LA Current, DC Trident, New York Breakers
  • Preview
  • Live Stream (ESPN3)
  • Full Day 1 Results

Reported by Robert Gibbs/Jared Anderson.

MEN’S 50 BACK

  1. Michael Andrew – NYB / Matth Grevers – LAC – 23.38
  2. (tie)
  3. Jeremy Stravius – DCT – 23.49
  4. Andreas Vazaois – DCT – 23.51
  5. John Shebat – CAC – 23.77
  6. Grigory Tarasevich – NYB – 24.58
  7. Radoslaw Kawecki – CAC – 25.04
  8. Shane Ryan – LAC – DQ’d

With such an absolutely stacked field, fans could expect a close race,  and sure enough, it was as tight as it could be at the finish. So tight, in fact, that the Breakers’ Michael Andrew and the Current’s Matt Grevers touched at the same time, 23.38, tying for 1st place. The Trident’s Jeremy Stravius (23.49) and Andreas Vazaois (23.51) were close behind, taking 3rd and 4th.

The Current got hit by the DQ bug again, as Shane Ryan drew a disqualification after initially finishing 4th.

Andrew has really come on in the 50 back. While his breaststroke and freestyle are still probably his best Olympic hopes, the 50 back was his standout swim of last season in long course, and he comes up with a clutch win here, tying LA’s Matt Grevers. LA had a nice finish in line, but Shane Ryan took a DQ – he was involved in the relay DQ earlier based on his exchange with Will Licon, and those points are hurting LA badly. It’s got to be a little disappointing for DC – Stravius won this event in Naples, but finishes just third here, though he was a tenth out of first.

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Skoorbnagol

Swim everyday and miss the team.

Mustangswimdad

@skoorbnagol. Surely you don’t believe this. Are you willing to wager 100 bucks that Michael Andrew will not make the Olympics team?

hungarianflynasty

I’d bet a million

Blackflag82

I’d take that bet- at this point he’s an outside chance in the 50 free, 200 IM, and 100 breast, abd I doubt he’s able to show up more than some of the other rising folks in those events

Chaitha

How is he an outside chance in the 50 free? I would say after Dressel that he is right there with Adrian

Blackflag82

Because there’s probably 4-5 guys who realistically have a shot at one spot. I’d say any of those are outside chances simply because it’s a 50.

USA

If he takes a breath at all, it’s over

Mustangswimdad

@Blackflag82. Not really sure how to do it. If Michael Andrew fails to make the Olympic team, I’ll donate 100 bucks to your charity of choice. If he makes it, then you can donate 100 dollars to my daughter’s swim club’s Swimathon.

Blackflag82

@Mustangswimdad – That sounds like a good deal to me…regardless of the outcome everyone wins! mine would be Bike Athens in Athens, GA…what’s your daughter’s club?

Mustangswimdad

Sounds great! Dallas Mustangs.

Blackflag82

perfect! we can check back in on June 29th

Lpman

I cant understand why he has had little improvement. Probably has nothing to with swimming 1,000 meters a day and surfing.

cynthia curran

Actually he should do some 100 races in his practices not few 25 and 50 swims. He doesn’t have to swim 5,000 to 7,000 but needs more 75 and 100 near race pace.

DLSwim

Agreed. Especially with the prelims-semis-finals format. You could have a great swim in the semis and not recover for the final. This is especially true for the 200 IM. You need some ability to recover quickly.

Caleb

This guy is as primed as anyone else to do fast repeat swims…

Xman

Does he ever attend the team USA training camps at the OTC?

coachymccoachface

There’s no beaches in Colorado Springs silly.

Ol' Longhorn

He bought a squat rack and a bunch of weights after Worlds. Thought he was going to be serious about getting stronger. It’s apparently just become the world’s largest paperweight.

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