Michael Andrew Swam Workouts Coached by Gregg Troy and Teri McKeever

Team USA has arrived in Tokyo for the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, and with Cody Miller off the team this year, that leaves Michael Andrew as the primary unofficial team vlogger.

In his latest video, Andrew takes us through the team’s training camp in southern California, including a workout with his dad Peter Andrew, gear pickup, and generally hanging-out at the hotel.

Things we learn from the video:

  • Andrew Seliskar is good at ping-pong.
  • USA Swimming’s swag this year looks really good.
  • Michael Andrew swam a workout with Gregg Troy. Let that sink in.
  • His next vlog is going to answer the question you all want to know: how does MA train when his dad isn’t around.

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Nswim
3 years ago

The answer is in…

50_SF
Reply to  Nswim
3 years ago

The next episode on dragonball z (sorry had to do it)

MICHAEL
Reply to  50_SF
3 years ago

You have no idea how much I appreciated that joke.

ArtVanDeLegh10
3 years ago

Stop the madness. It is possible for a coach to administer someone else’s workout too.

Holdens2ndma
Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
3 years ago

And sometimes preferably depending on the coach. Michael knows himself well and I’m sure knows who the best coaches are. He obviously has an incredible coach himself (his dad) but I mean its coach Troy!

Nswim
3 years ago

“So it’s pretty simple guys” yeah lol $2000 worth of gear is very simple

Holdens2ndma
Reply to  Nswim
3 years ago

There plenty of swimmers that couldn’t come close to achieving that success. It’s not the equipment. Its a training tool. Put a $2000 bat in a baseball players hand and he’s not automatically going to hit homeruns.

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Nswim
3 years ago

He said he’s giving a lot of it away because it’s not Adidas so stay tunned..

Skip
3 years ago

Please note what he says: “It’s good for the coaches to see how WE train.” NOT – “It’s good for me to be able to get a different perspective.” Basically, “I do it the right way, and they need to do it my way or they’re idiots.”

CheddaShredda
Reply to  Skip
3 years ago

In other videos he has given props to other ways of training and said that USRPT works for him but that it’s not necessarily the best way of training for everybody. I do agree that he should at least consider implementing and experimenting with other styles of training

Skip
Reply to  CheddaShredda
3 years ago

I’d just be happy if he weren’t so solipsistic.

anon123
Reply to  Skip
3 years ago

Definition of solipsism. : a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing; also : extreme egocentris

Becky D
Reply to  Skip
3 years ago

He has his own vlog, and he’s carefully curating his brand. What exactly are you expecting?

dont blink
Reply to  Becky D
3 years ago

He’s sharing information and he’s great at it, among the best out there. It’s HIS story. I love his vlog. Why all the cynicism? You’d prefer radio silence?

dont blink
Reply to  Skip
3 years ago

SKIP, I don’t think anything will make you happy. Fortunately, that’s not the Andrews’ job. What they’re doing obviously works and it appears that their methods threaten you, no matter how graciously they present them. You really believe that MA should change his training philosophy to accommodate other coaches during his taper? Really? Who’s the closed-minded one here?

Holdens2ndma
Reply to  CheddaShredda
3 years ago

Guessing he has experimented and implemented and this is where he is. He’s had great results. Now isn’t the time to experiment though.

Coach
Reply to  Skip
3 years ago

Come on…that’s not what that comment was about at all. He is preparing for an international competition. Now is not the time to explore different training methodologies. There is nothing wrong with a home coach giving the coaches on staff a run down of how an athlete has prepared to this point, with the expectation that they are going to stick pretty darn close to the tried and true 1.5 weeks from the biggest meet of his life (so far).

Holdens2ndma
Reply to  Coach
3 years ago

Well said coach.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Coach
3 years ago

That’s why the U.S. Olympic coach assistants are usually picked to manage their stars on the team.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Skip
3 years ago

He’s not looking for a different perspective. He’s bought into what has made him successful. If I were a coach who didn’t have a 19-year-old who was a 4-event national champion —- which means all the U.S. coaches —- I’d be wanting to learn more about his training.

MTK
Reply to  Skip
3 years ago

Nonsense. He’s talking this way because he needs to train and prepare the same way that he always does. No experimentation should ever be done at this stage of preparation, and these Team USA coaches frankly should have a vested interest in helping MA be comfortable and ready to go.

He isn’t saying anything about the right or wrong way to train.

IM FAN
3 years ago

USRPT is the future?

Seriously, I don’t expect Andrew to have any mind blowing time drops in Tokyo, but this kid has set him self up perfectly to shine in 2 years.

Towelie
Reply to  IM FAN
3 years ago

I think that if you’re a great natural athlete USRPT can maximize your performance in 50s and 100s if you do it right, but it’s so specialized that I find it hard to picture anyone swimming a 200 or up at the elite level in long course training at such low volume. I would still be wary of someone starting USRPT at the age MA did just because it seems to be more advantageous for age-groupers to build their aerobic base as you can always decrease volume as you age. Plus, training USRPT can be more mentally engaging than “traditional” methods so it may be easier for some people to stay checked in after years and years of swimming. Really… Read more »

Lpman
3 years ago

Cutting off blood flow during spring sets…brilliant.

Chestrockwell
Reply to  Lpman
3 years ago

Blood flow restriction training is a pretty well documented methodology. Granted I’ve never heard of it used in this way but a lot of research has been done with strength athletes.

swimman07
Reply to  Chestrockwell
3 years ago

I’ve only ever heard of it for hypertrophy, as a way to rehab an injured area that can’t be otherwise trained fully yet

Lpman
3 years ago

Boy, I sure hope the pan pac coaching staff can work a stopwatch like MA’s dad

Devo
Reply to  Lpman
3 years ago

This made me chuckle out loud.

MTK
Reply to  Lpman
3 years ago

I don’t know what the difference would be in operating the watch, but it sounds like their must be (a small) one. It honestly probably comes down to Michael needing to have a consistent gauge on his training performances – he knows what a good vs bad training performance is for himself, so if the coaches here operate differently than his dad, it could mess with his head if the times are “slower” than they should be.

Buster
Reply to  Lpman
3 years ago

I suspect it’s about when they start the watch. Is it on go, when he dips down, when he starts his push, when his feet leave the wall etc? When you are looking to hit target times within a few tenths these differences are significant and would give a false impression of whether he his going well or not.

joe bagodonuts
Reply to  Lpman
3 years ago

Fortunately, he said the next video would get more into the specifics of his training, so may be able to determine just how smarmy your comment is. Haters gonna hate.

Becky D
3 years ago

I find those “torture bands” to be mildly disturbing, and Looze’s curiosity about them only makes it worse.

Swimnerd
Reply to  Becky D
3 years ago

A handful of coaches have been using them on the NCAA circuit for a few years now. Just shows that we aren’t sharing information like other countries

Becky D
Reply to  Swimnerd
3 years ago

I don’t think my opinion is an accurate reflection of what information “we” are not sharing. I coach fitness swimmers how to take fewer than 30 strokes per length — not how to swim sub-20 second 50s.

tea rex
Reply to  Becky D
3 years ago

What is the rationale behind them?

anon
Reply to  tea rex
3 years ago

MA explained it in one of his vlogs

Wowo
Reply to  tea rex
3 years ago

Blood restriction training

Increases nitric oxide uptake and elasticity of veins so when you take them off, more oxygenated blood can get to the muscles. It trains fast and slow twitch muscle at the same time and tricks your body into releasing hgh at a higher level

Sprintdude9000
Reply to  Wowo
3 years ago

Sounds “safe” 😬

meeeeee
Reply to  Wowo
3 years ago

veins carry de-oxygenated blood. its the arteries that can become more elastic.

swimman07
Reply to  Wowo
3 years ago

That’s some impressive sounding broscience

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