Video Interview: Cameron Kidd On Racing Michael Andrew

Michael Andrew stepped up to swim his first event of the night in the men’s 50m freestyle with top qualifier Cameron Kidd beside him in lane four.

Both were off the blocks like rockets but it was Kidd who emerged as the leader heading into the wall, clocking in a 21.87 to win the event and remain the only swimmer under the 22-second mark.

Second was Andrew in 22.11 followed by NCAP’s John Shebat rocking a 22.48 to come third.



After seeing this interview, UofT head coach Byron MacDonald said, “He will need some additional meterage, but we will certainly not kill him as I have seen what he can and cannot do and as he said, we wont work him into the ground. He is a Ferrari, not a mustang—he needs constant fine tuning”

With as much speed as Kidd has, it seemed a fitting metaphor to compare him with that of a Ferrari.


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A time like that(21.87) would be a fantastic 50SCM free not long ago for a 18years-old.But after Sedov 20.59…
And 22.11 for a 15 years-old?Wow!

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