Michael Andrew Swims Best 13-14 Time of 2012

Michael Andrew and his family have spent the last few months since his Tirade against the 11-12 age group record books ended at home, focusing on training and enjoying some relaxation out of the spotlight. there have been a few meets here-and-there, but nothing headline worthy.

But it didn’t take long to jump right back in, though, at the Sectional meet in Columbia, Missouri.

On Saturday morning, he was happy just to get scratched into the C final as a 13-year old, alongside another swimmer in his age group Noah Reid.

But in the evening, he kicked his speed up to a new level, and with a 24.45 actually won that C final. That’s the fastest time by an American 13-14 in 2012, and puts him 14th on the all-time list.

All of that just a few months into the age group.

The overall event was won by another great swim: Nicholas McCarthy swam a 23.31. But he’s a whole lot older at 20 years old.

On the women’s side of the meet, Missouri’s Rachel Ripley had a great session. She first won the women’s 200 IM in 2:18.71, and came back shortly after to take the 50 free in 26.42, ahead of Lauren Votava (26.48).

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WHOKNOWS
8 years ago

That’s a great swim! It is also the fastest time for a 13 year old over the past 12 years! Next on the list for 13 year olds was Shayne Fleming (DACA-PC 24.72 2005) and Caeleb Dressel (SPAC-FL 24.82 2010). (Fleming swam a 22.35 at the OTT this year as a 20 year old)

Reply to  WHOKNOWS
8 years ago

There is an oficial USA list of AGE group records(in long course meters, not yards)?

For anyone who wants to do a comparison, all Cielo top times are below(ignore the last 100 free time, the correct is 48.28 not 48.38 from Maria Lenk):
http://globoesporte.globo.com/olimpiadas/noticia/2012/07/testando-seu-limite-desde-os-11-anos-cielo-diz-estar-longe-dele-na-piscina.html

Note: This year, his 25.16 and 55.66 was easily beaten by Felipe Ribeiro de Souza with 24.71 and 53.49.He is only 14 years-old.

8 years ago

Its a Long Course Meet?24.45 for a 13 year-old is FANTASTIC in 50LCM.

oldtimecoach
8 years ago

Is that Drury’s Nick McCarthy?

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