Check out the videos below of Michael Andrew’s latest 11-12 National Age Group records from the Santa Claus Invitational in Fishers, Indiana on December 2nd, 2011. He broke the yards records in the 50 free (21.85), 50 fly (24.05), and 50 breast (28.09).
On a very basic level, the first thing you can see in all of the videos is Andrew’s confidence behind the block that seems to be at a level far above the average 12 year old (specifically, his competitors in these races). It’s also great to see him turn and shake hands with his competitors after his races.
In terms of the racing, he clearly gets a big advantage off of the blocks (as one might expect from a 6-plus foot 12-year old). His open turns definitely need some work, but that’s usually something that comes with age. Check out the videos below, and let us know what you think.