Eight months after being highlighted within an edition of ESPN The Magazine, U.S. National Team member Michael Andrew is set to appear on one of the sports network’s television shows. Michael, along with his father and coach, Peter Andrew, are slated to be the focus of this weekend’s episode of ‘Outside the Lines’, scheduled for 9am Eastern on January 3rd on ESPN2.
‘OTL’ is the ESPN network’s investigative-type sports show, which shares inspirational or sensational stories across the world of sports. This Sunday’s edition of ‘OTL’ will not only focus on Michael as the youngest American swimmer ever to turn professional, as well as his close relationship to his coaching father, Peter, but his entire training foundation will also be put under the microscope.
That foundation being the unconventional training method called Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT), the science-based training philosophy rooted in specificity and purposeful training. The show will take a look at how and why Michael trains in this manner, examine his unique training environment which includes his custom-built backyard pool, as well as discuss the Andrew family’s hopes to revolutionize the sport of swimming.
Says Peter Andrew of the opportunity to be featured on ESPN’s OTL, “It was great working with ESPN Outside the Line’s entire production team and presenter Will Cain. Excited about the exposure for Doc Rushall’s tireless work on USRPT and how this can potentially impact swimming in the future.”
Son Michael agrees and says he “Always appreciate an opportunity to share how we do things. Looking forward to seeing the show.”
You can view a preview of Sunday’s episode here.