Michael Andrew
Courtesy of: David Rieder/Swimming World
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AUSTIN, Texas, January 19. JUST a day after lowering his own 13-14 U.S. National Age Group record in the 50-meter freestyle, 14-year-old professional swimmer Michael Andrew was at it again during day three prelims of the Arena Grand Prix in Austin.

Andrew clocked a time of 57.38 in the 100-meter backstroke prelims to qualify 12th overall. He split the race 28.40, 28.98 en route to his record-breaking swim. That time nipped Benjamin Ho's record of 57.39 set last April at the PASA Race for Earth Day meet.


Andrew's lifetime best had been a 58.18 from the 2013 Speedo Junior Nationals last August. He also put another 13-14 record on notice this morning with a 1:04.87 to qualify 12th this morning in the 100-meter breast. That swim is just off Anthony Robinson's 1994 age division mark of 1:04.74.

Andrew keeps racking up the national age group records. In long course meters, he holds the 11-12 50 free (25.09), 50 fly (26.22), 13-14 50 free (23.38), 100 back (57.38) and 200 IM (2:05.13). In short course events, he's the top age group swimmer in the 10-and-under 100 IM (1:01.31), 11-12 50 free (21.85), 100 free (47.95), 50 breast (27.46), 50 fly (23.56), 100 IM (53.86), 13-14 100 free (44.73), 100 back (48.68), 100 breast (55.43) and 100 fly (47.47).