Race Videos: Watch Michael Andrew Sets Two New NAG Records

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Photo Courtesy: Singapore Swimming Federation

Indie Swimming’s Michael Andrew continued to impress on Friday night. The 16-year-old competed at the 2015 Speedo Winter Jr. National Championships (West) in Austin, Texas.

On the third night of the meet, Andrew set two 15-16 National Age Group records. He set his first record of the night in the 100-yard butterfly.

Oddly enough, Andrew’s evening swim was the third time the 100-yard butterfly record fell on Friday. Andrew’s preliminary time of 46.34 broke his previous record of 46.36. Then, in Friday’s finals of the East Jr. National Championships, Camden Murphy lowered the record to 46.25.

Andrew made sure Murphy’s record did not last long. In finals in Austin, Andrew broke Murphy’s record, posting a time of 46.23.

Andrew finished in second place in the event behind Ryan Hoffer. Jack Xie took third.

100-yard butterfly Splits:

1 Hoffer, Ryan     17 Scottsdale Aquat    46.44      45.46        
    r:+0.75  9.55        21.01 (11.46)
         33.12 (12.11)       45.46 (12.34)
 2 Andrew, Michael  16 Indie Swimming-M    46.34      46.23         
    r:+0.76  9.70        21.30 (11.60)
         33.54 (12.24)       46.23 (12.69)
 3 Xie, Jack        18 Peak Swimming-PC    48.01      47.26         
   r:+0.69  10.18        22.14 (11.96)
         34.70 (12.56)       47.26 (12.56)

Andrew’s second record of the night came in the 100-yard breaststroke. The 16-year-old broke the previous record of 52.83 in preliminaries with a time of 52.50. In finals, he lowered his time to 52.21 and won the event.



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Bill Bell
Bill Bell
8 years ago

For those worried about future Of U.S. Men’s swimming after retirement of Phelps/ Lochte ( following 2K20 Tokyo Okympics!)…four words: Ryan Hoffer, Michael Andrew. Oh and let’s throw in dos mas: Clark Smith.

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