VIDEO: Michael Andrew Breaks National Age Group Record in 400 IM

  57 Braden Keith | March 05th, 2014 | National, News, Video

From an earlier report:

Swimming a time trial on Saturday at the College Station, Texas sectional meet, Andrew broke the old record of 3:54.23 set by Curtis Ogren in 2010.

This follows the National Age Group Record that he swam in the 200 fly on Saturday.

He’s also swum a 1:40.38 in the 200 free and 47.79 in the 100 fly.

His splits:

  • Fly – 51.94
  • Back – 58.40
  • Breast – 1:06.32
  • Free – 55.42

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The main reason USRPT is a good method on swim training is that it develops the swimmer’s potential more efficiently than traditional method.

The main reason of Michael Andrew’s success as a young swimmer is the mix of his talent, USRPT training and the deep understanding of his coach/father Peter on swimming technique.

I am just amazed at Michael Andrew’s success and raw talent. So many have commented above about his flawed technique – but I’m old enough to remember Janet Evans and her “windmill” stroke which nearly everyone criticized, but it sure worked for her! You win races and medals by how quickly you move through the water, not how ‘pretty’ you look doing it. Go Michael!


Aside from Phelps, Thorpe also swam 4:24 in 400 IM at 14 yo. Andrew’s LCM 400 IM PB is still far behind. HOWEVER, his 200 IM record is stunning. A WR for 14 yo I believe. So, he seems to be equally great in LCM and SCY in 200 or shorter, but his 400 time is still lagging behind.


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