What was the Difference-Maker in Michael Andrew’s 50 Fly Win? (Video)


Reported by Nick Pecoraro.


  • World: 25.95 7/25/2017 Adam Peaty
  • American: 26.76 8/4/2015 Kevin Cordes
  • U.S. Open: 26.84 7/27/2018 Michael Andrew
  • Jr World: 26.97 4/4/2017 Nicolo Martinenghi
  • Pro Swim: 26.97 3/8/2019 Felipe Lima
  1. Felipe Lima (UN)- 27.18
  2. Michael Andrew (Race Pace)- 27.22
  3. Nic Fink (Athens Bulldogs)- 27.45

After nearly losing his U.S. Open record this morning, Michael Andrew was determined to win the 50 breast against Brazilian veteran Felipe Lima. However, it was Lima who threw out fast closing strokes to take out Andrew by 0.04 seconds.

Knoxville 50 breast champ and former PSS record-holder Nic Fink settled for third behind the duo. Caeleb Dressel took 7th with a 27.99 with only minutes before his 50 fly.

Winning the B-final was Cody Miller with a 28.02, with Kevin Cordes taking second in the final by 0.02.


  • World: 22.27 7/1/2017 Andrii Govorov
  • American: 22.76 7/23/2017 Caeleb Dressel
  • U.S. Open: 22.91 7/18/2009 Bryan Lundquist
  • Jr World: 23.22 8/27/2017 Michael Andrew
  • Pro Swim: 23.11 2012 Matt Targett
  1. Michael Andrew (Race Pace)- 23.36
  2. Marius Kusch (UN-Queens)- 23.38
  3. Luis Martinez (Guatemala)- 23.79

The top 2 from the 50 fly now have the top 2 times in the world this year. Just minutes after taking second in the 50 breast, Michael Andrew followed up quickly with taking an extra stroke to finish 0.02 seconds ahead of Marius Kusch. Taking third place was Knoxville champ Luiz Martinez, who just cracked the top 10 times in the world.

Caeleb Dressel had his best finish tonight, taking 5th place by 0.02 behind Ryan Held (23.97) in his third race of the session.

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I the difference was getting your hand on the wall faster than about else

Ol' Longhorn

That was a strong 5th place finish by motorcycle man.


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