Watch Michael Andrew Break the 100 Breast American Record at 58.19

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

  • When:
    • Wave I Dates: June 4-7, 2021
      • Wave II Dates: June 13-20, 2021

During heat 6 of the men’s 100 breast, 22-year-old Michael Andrew downed Kevin Cordes‘ 2017 American record of 58.64 by nearly a half second at 58.19, easily taking the top seed heading into semi-finals. MA’s former personal best was at 58.67, just 0.03s off the former AR.

Along with now being the fastest American in event history, Andrew is now the 3rd-fastest performer all-time, only sitting behind Dutchman Arno Kamminga (57.90) and world record-holder Adam Peaty of Great Britain (56.88). Andrew also cracked the top-25 performances list in history, where Peaty holds 22 of the 25 swims. Kamminga currently holds the No. 16 and No. 19 performances of 57.90 and 58.10 from this past spring. Andrew’s swim this morning registers as the No. 23 performance of all-time.

All-Time Top Performers: Men’s 100 BR LCM

  1. Adam Peaty (GBR), 56.88 – 2019
  2. Arno Kamminga (NED), 57.90 – 2021
  3. Michael Andrew (USA), 58.19 – 2021
  4. Ilya Shymanovich (BLR), 58.29 – 2019
  5. Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA), 58.37 – 2021
  6. Cameron van der Burgh (RSA)/James Wilby, 58.46 – 2012/2019
  7. Brenton Rickard (AUS), 58.58 – 2009

Andrew’s time this AM also would have either won or placed second in the last three Olympic finals. During the 2016 Olympic final, South African Cameron van der Burgh placed second at 58.69 to Peaty’s then-world record of 57.13. Rewind to the 2012 Olympics, van der Burgh took the Olympic title with a then-world record of 58.46. Diving back to the 2008 Beijing Olympic final, Japanese Kosuke Kitajima won the title with a world record time of 58.91.

Split Comparison

Split Michael Andrew, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials – Prelims Kevin Cordes, 2017 World Championships
50m 27.05 27.41
100m 31.14 31.23
Final Time 58.19 58.64

2020-2021 LCM Men 100 Breast

AdamGBR
Peaty
07/26
57.37
2Arno
Kamminga
NED57.8007/24
3Michael
Andrew
USA58.1406/13
4Nicolo
Martinenghi
ITA58.2807/25
5Ilya
Shymanovich
BLR58.4605/17
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ERVINFORTHEWIN
1 year ago

Phenomenal Andrew , he walks the talk full on

Caeleb’s left suit string
1 year ago

Love to see it, plus Cody Miller over here proving cheaters don’t prosper 🙂

Mr Piano
1 year ago

Super happy for him, but don’t celebrate in prelims! Save that emotional energy for the final, then celebrate as hard as you can

Last edited 1 year ago by Mr Piano
Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 year ago

No. Forget about it and move on to the next one. That’s what Phelps taught us.

ACC fan
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 year ago

Nothing wrong with celebrating an American record

Wanna Sprite?
1 year ago

So sick to watch this in person

Theo
1 year ago

Michael Andrew Wilson representing the US is one step closer to becoming reality ladies and gentlemen!

monsterbasher
1 year ago

This is insanely impressive considering how high is DPS is.

HulkSwim
1 year ago

Gotta be the best first 20m ever… Peatty has a substandard first 15m, do any of the other top 5 have monster starts?

KimJongSpoon
Reply to  HulkSwim
1 year ago

Martinenghi’s start is also incredible although he does slip in some illegal dolphin kicks

That was Zero!
1 year ago

Great swim by MA!
Stoked for the medley relay.

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