Michael Andrew Scratches 200 IM Final for Tonight


The start lists for tonight’s finals are up, and Michael Andrew of Indie Swimming has scratched the final of the men’s 200 IM, after tying the World Junior Record in the event last night.

Andrew is slated to swim the 50 free and the 100 fly this morning. He is the 14th seed in the 50 free and the 12th seed in the 100 fly.

With Andrew’s scratch, Austin Surhoff of North Baltimore Aquatic Club slides into the final. Surhoff’s time from last night was a 1:59.89, which puts him in the race for fourth place. Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps have the Olympic spots on lockdown, and, after last night, David Nolan sits in a solid third place, after clocking 1:58.16 yesterday.

In the 100 breaststroke, Andrew has set a new national age group record for every one of his past five swims, including his performances at the Omaha Cup.


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51,75 for the 100 fly, would be a good result.


hope the Andrews let Surhoff know that last night and not this morning. Pretty sure he was done for the week (and possibly for good, although I have no knowledge of that) and if I were him and thought I was done, I would have had a pretty fun night last night…

Joe Bagodonuts

“Oh, sure, he’s good in yards, but let’s see what he does in meters!”
“Well, yeah, he can swim short course, but what about long course?”
“Sheesh! Anyone can do 50’s, what about 100’s and 200’s? That’s where he’ll really show if he has it!”

Well, say all you Michael Andrew bashers, now? Not sure what more he’d need to do at this point. I was a fan before and have been impressed with how well he’s performed, thus far. Best of luck!

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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