Michael Andrew Takes 100 Yard Fly NAG Record to Incredible New Heights

  8 Braden Keith | December 13th, 2013 | Junior Nationals, National, News

Michael Andrew, after his prelims swim of 48.40, was already the fastest 13-14 boy in the 100 yard fly by half-a-second.

Now, no other swimmer of his age is even in the same stratosphere as him. Andrew swam a 47.47 in finals to not only place 2nd as the youngest competitor in the meet, but blow away his own National Age Group Record by a full second.

Andrew was out in 22.12, which left him too big of a hole to make up against Gornay, and came home in 25.35. As compared to his prelims swim, Andrew took off about half-a-second on the first 50 yards, and the rest of the difference (almost another half-a-second) came in the second 50 yards.

With that swim, he now pulls within four-tenths of the 15-16 record in the 100 yard fly, a record that he’ll have more than two-and-a-half years to challenge. That one currently sits at 47.10, belonging to Michael-Phelps-nemesis Milorad Cavic.

Of the 10 fastest times by a 13-14 boy in the 100 yard fly, 7 now belong to Andrew. The list:

1. Andrew – 47.47
2. Andrew – 48.40
3. Andrew – 48.78
T-4. Andrew – 48.98
T-4. Michael Domagala – 48.98
6. Long Gutierrez – 49.02
7. Andrew – 49.07
8. Andrew – 49.16
T-9. Andrew – 49.19
T-9. Gray Umbach – 49.19

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Very impressive performance.
We can say that butterfly is for the moment his best stroke.
I know why he has swum so fast in this race.
He has lost his 100 breast 13/14 NAG record a few minutes before his race so he was probably very angry.
Even if I don’t think he was aware of that. 🙂

He just regained it by two tenths of a second. But the young gentleman who went 55.6 tonight is only 13.

He got it back.

Well… that’s a heck of a session. 3 swims. 3 NAG’s.

In 3 strokes. Yeesh.

He was very very very angry. 🙂

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