2019 PRO SWIM SERIES – RICHMOND
- April 10-13, 2019
- Collegiate School Aquatics Center, Richmond, VA
- Meet information
- Psych Sheets
- Live results
- TV/Live Stream Schedule
- Live Stream – USA Swimming (Prelims & Finals)
- Live Stream – NBC Sports (Finals)
On the final morning of the 2019 Richmond Pro Swim Series stop, Michael Andrew broke out the 2nd-best 200 meter IM of his career, qualifying first by over 2 seconds in 1:59.35.
In the first race of a Saturday triple, Andrew missed his personal best of 1:59.12 from the 2017 Pro Swim Series meet in Indianapolis by just two-tenths of a second. This race has one that’s long held intrigue for both fans of and detractors from Andrew, given his world-class times over 50 and 100 meters of all 4 strokes.
He’s never quite put together the senior-level 200 IM that it’s felt like he is capable of, which is in part due to the fact that at the World Junior Championships, where Andrew swam so well otherwise in 2017, the race is scheduled 18 minutes after the final of the 100 breaststroke.
While his splitting was quite different from that in his best time, he still (faded or backed off) on the final 50, the freestyle leg. We should get a better idea of which in the final.
|Fly Split||Back Split||Breast Split||Free Split||Total Time|
|Michael Andrew||PB – 2017 Indy PSS||24.83||30.10||34.23||29.96||1:59.12|
|Michael Andrew||Prelims – 2019 Richmond PSS||24.69||30.58||33.55||30.53||1:59.35|