For the third time in a week, Michael Andrew of Indie Swimming has lowered the 15-16 national age group record in the boys’ 100 yard breaststroke. Andrew first broke Carsten Vissering’s 100 breast mark last weekend at Speedo Winter Junior Championships with a time of 52.50 in prelims. Later that day he lowered it to 52.21 in finals.
Now, exactly a week later at the Oklahoma Elite Pro-Am, Andrew has done it again. After a lifetime third-best 52.56 in prelims, Andrew crushed his previous personal best, and the national age group record along with it, with a stunning 51.75 in finals, thus becoming the first 16-and-under to dip under the 52-second mark for the 100 yard breaststroke. He is now tied for 11th on the all-time list.
His splits were:
***Off camera, the race call was from 5-time Olympic medalist Josh Davis, Managing Director of the Mutual of Omaha BREAKOUT Swim Clinic.