Michael Andrew Scratches 200 Breast On 2nd Day Of Minneapolis Pro Swim


Today there are a few more scratches than yesterday, but hopefully that will eliminate the number of no-shows during prelims this morning. Several swimmers that did not show up behind their lane yesterday are out of the heat sheet this morning. A few of those names include Marcin Cieslak and Katie Meili. 

We knew Michael Andrew was going to have to scratch a few of his events after entering ten this weekend, but we weren’t sure what events they would be. The 16 year old decided to drop his 200 breaststroke today where he was seeded 23rd.

He will still be swimming his other two events, the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke, which should be exciting. After tying in the 100 butterfly yesterday morning, he will be right next to Michael Phelps in the 100 backstroke. Phelps is entered with a 53.76 and Andrew is entered with a 54.74.

Phelps is entered in the 200 butterfly and the 100 backstroke this morning. He will be swimming the 200 fly around 9:30am central and the 100 backstroke around 10:10am central.

A few of the scratches this morning came from the same swimmers as yesterday. Katherine Savard, Marat Amaltdinov, Brad Craig, Lyam Dias, Felipe Lima, Tera Van Beilen, and Zane Grothe are still scratched from their events.

One of the biggest scratches of the day comes from Louisville’s Zach Harting. Harting is on the US Junior National Team and was on the Jr World Championship Team that competed in Singapore for his 200 butterfly. He was seeded tenth going into the 200 butterfly today but will not be swimming today because he came down with the flu.

Sam Corea is the only other top 24 athlete that scratched that hasn’t already been mentioned.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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