Michael Andrew Re-Breaks 100 Breast, 100 Free NAG Records; Goes Under 54 Seconds

  48 Braden Keith | March 29th, 2014 | Club, National, News

14-year old pro swimmer Michael Andrew has re-broken his own National Age Group Record in the 100 yard breaststroke, swimming a 53.88 to win the 14 & under division at the 2014 NASA Junior National Cup. Andrew split 25.07/28.81 in the race, which clears the 54.04 that he did at the Jenks Sectional on March 7th.

Andrew became the firs 13-14 to go under 56 seconds, then the first to go under 55 seconds, and he’s now the first to go under 54 seconds in this event, which shows just how far he (and Reece Whitley) have taken this record in the last year.

Andrew now holds the 6 fastest times in this event in the history of the age group, and is 1.8 seconds clear of Reece Whitley’s second-ranked 55.61.

He wasn’t the fastest swimmer overall at this meet in the event, Texas-bound high school senior Austin Temple was a 52.87 in the 16 & up division. That time is within a tenth of what Texas’ breaststroker split on their 400 medley relay at NCAA’s on Thursday.

Andrew followed that swim with a 43.90 in the 100 free, which also broke his own National Age Group Record of 44.16 set in February. Andrew split 20.66/23.24 en route to his second record-breaking swim of the session.

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I do not any details of how Michael plans to work with Rowdy Gaines and Josh Davis but one can assume anything related to Michael’s training would be USRPT. Better question to ask of Josh Davis who posts on these boards or the Andrew Family who I know at least Michaela regularly checks this site. All I know is that Peter said that Michael would get to work with those guys.

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Interested in the Rowdy comment. You know in what capacity Michael plans to work with Rowdy? In a USRPT format?

My son who is 10 was somewhat upset when Peter told us of the likelihood of them heading to Florida. Like most age groupers in Mo Valley, he thinks of Michael up there already with Phelps and Lochte. He wasn’t anymore excited to get Lochte’s autograph yesterday than he was when he first got Michael’s autograph two year’s ago when he was just 13. I noticed that every high point winner at Midwest all stars was just as excited to get photographed with Michael as they were to get their trophies….and they all made sure to be photographed with him. Peter is a great coach who relates very well with those he works with. He has helped a number of… Read more »

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