Swimming News: 100 Freestyle NAG Record, Reported by Braden Keith
Yet again, National Age Group Records for 14-year old Michael Andrew have come in a set of three this weekend in Plantation, Florida at the Speedo Championship Series sectionals meet.
First came the 100 fly, then came the 100 back, and now he’s taken down the 13-14 boys’ 100 free record on Sunday evening to close the meet.
Andrew swam a 51.30 in the 100 long course meter freestyle, which broke Noel Strauss’ 1987 record of 51.59. Strauss, you will recall, was the Jr. National Champion in the 50 free at just 13 years old.
That time placed Andrew 4th in the 100 free in Plantation, and now gives him a grand total of 14 out of 28 National Age Group Records in yards and meters combined.
Interestingly enough, Strauss’ swim wasn’t the oldest 13-14 boys NAG Record; it wasn’t even close, in fact. Jesse Vassallo’s 1976 time of 15:31.03 in the 1500 free still remains on the books.
Andrew also placed 4th on Sunday in his last event, the 200 back; he swam a 2:05.94 after a 2:04.06 in prelims.