Michael Andrew, Reece Whitley Bromance? GMM presented by SwimOutlet.com

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

It seems some swim fans breakdown by Team Michael Andrew or Team Reece Whitley.  Andrew and Whitley battle in breaststroke, but outside of the pool they appear to be great friends. As co-captains of the 2017 U.S. Junior World Championship Team they became leaders of the next generation, roles they embodied with ease.

It’s a long way until 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha. Both should be a threat to make the team, but what will it take to secure a spot in 2020? In 100m breast, to be safe, I think it will take 58.5 or faster. What do you think?

For fun, should Reece go train with Michael? Should Reece commit to a USRPT training camp?  I’d like to see it (and capture video).  I’d also like to see Michael work through a week of Reece’s training. Something tells me they’d both learn a lot from the experience.

Follow Michael Andrew on Instagram here.  

Follow Reece Whitley on Instagram here.


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, a Swimming News website.

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3 years ago


3 years ago

Fake News!

Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
3 years ago

totally right Mel – i love the way those 2 talents enjoy being together . Its a beautiful example of being a competitor in the pool and Team Mates on Team Usa . I love it

3 years ago

To answer this unnecessary question. No Reece should not

Reply to  JanMichaelVincent
3 years ago

I agree. I don’t think USRPT is that good of a training program. MA seemed to have peaked at age 14.

Reply to  BuildTheWall
3 years ago

He went 21.7 LCM last summer… And he’s a 59 100 breaststroker LCM… He is nowhere near his peak.

Reply to  PVSFree
3 years ago

rightfully corrected – too many are still trying to undermine his progresses . A shame ( that doesnt mean he wouldn’t need some specific new training methods to improve his endurance )

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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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