Race Video: Michael Andrew 100 Yard Butterfly 13-14 NAG Record, 46.95

100 Yard Butterfly NAG Record – Reported by SwimSwam / Braden Keith

Michael Andrew had a few more attempts at 13-14 National Age Group Records. Friday, April 18th, 2014 is his 15th birthday, but per USA Swimming rules, because he started the 2014 NASA Showcase Classic at 14, he gets to finish the meet at 14. This is the same rule we saw in effect at Worlds over the summer, where Simone Manuel broke 15-16 National Age Group Records after her 17th birthday.

On Friday evening, though, were that rule not in existence, it wouldn’t have mattered. Andrew swam a 46.95 to win the boys’ 14-year olds 100 yard fly, which is faster than both his own 13-14 record of 47.23, and also faster than the 46.99 done by Alexander Valente earlier this year that is the 15-16 record.

So whether we count this as ‘jumping an age group’ or not, it’s clear that Andrew will certainly be able to hold-his-own with his age group when he races at the Mesa Grand Prix next weekend, for the first time as an official 15-16.

So for now, Valente’s record stands among 15-16′s. It’s very rare for this to happen in the men’s pool, though we’ve seen it quite frequently in the last few years with some of the young women’s stars like Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky.

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USRPT info here.

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6 years ago

I hate the backgro

6 years ago

I hate the background music to this video.

Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
6 years ago

background music was fine.

Reply to  mcmflyguy
6 years ago

I thought the same thing.

bobo gigi
6 years ago

Mel, I know you love doing time predictions just like me. 🙂
So, how do you see Michael Andrew’s times in long course at the end of the summer in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 100 fly, 100 breast and 200 IM?

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

200 back and 200 fly as well!

bobo gigi
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
6 years ago

Ok. I’m trying first.
50 free. 22.89
100 free. 50.72
100 back. 55.64
200 back. 2.01.20
100 fly. 53.62
200 fly. 2.00.88
100 breast. 1.02.63
200 IM. 2.01.24

It’s your turn now! 🙂

lane 0
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

There’s no way he breaks 2:00 in the LC 200 fly, he just doesn’t have that endurance for long course. I’ll say 2:04. The 400 IM is another event that he has yet to prive himself in. I think it would be good for him to be under 4:30 LC.

1:55 (if he swims it)

If he swims for South Africa. he should focus on backstroke so he can be on their Olympic medley relay which desperately needs a backstroker

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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