WATCH: Michael Andrew Drops 58.67 100 Breast For U.S. Open Record


American Michael Andrew reeled off the two fastest 100 breaststrokes of his career on Thursday at the Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis, breaking the U.S. Open Record in the final in a time of 58.67.

The 22-year-old’s showing broke the previous mark of 58.74, held jointly by Kevin Cordes and Yan Zibei, and put him just .03 shy of Cordes’ American Record of 58.64 set in 2017.

You can watch Andrew’s race, courtesy of USA Swimming on Twitter, below:

In the prelims, Andrew broke 59 seconds for the first time in 58.82, taking down Adam Peaty‘s Pro Swim Series Record of 58.86 in the process. You can watch that race below:

For his efforts, Andrew is now the second-fastest American ever, and the fourth-fastest swimmer in the world this season. He also shoots up into a tie for 11th all-time in the event.

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2 years ago

Is it just me, or MA’s dive isn’t great given how fast he is swimming? Well that just means more room to improve for that 58-low!

Ondulation Fabio
2 years ago

Stroke is so loooong compared to what it used to be. Maybe that’s why he has a little trouble perfectly timing the turn and finish.

Jabroni Pepperoni
2 years ago

Looks like he always throws his head downward at the start of every race. I wonder if thats costing him?

Mr Piano
2 years ago

What I liked most about this race was that MA’s distance per stroke was amazing. This bodes very well for his 200 IM, he’ll able to throw down a 32 high split super efficiently and hopefully have something left in the tank for the last 50 lol.

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2 years ago

Yes on DPS! It’s not rushed. It looks like he could turn that into a nice 2breast actually if had a bigger training base.

Last edited 2 years ago by swimgeek
2 years ago

Have you ever seen his stroke look better? He looks longer than I remember. Great DPS. And, BTW – jammed both his turn and his finish. I think he easily had a 58.4 in him last night if he had just hit his walls better. Exciting stuff for MA and Team USA

2 years ago

awesome swim. He looks nice and high in the water. I’m always amused at the many variations of breaststroke. MA’s kick is pretty wide compared to some other breaststrokers…it’s working for him. Would like to see him get down to 58 low at trials and Olympics.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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