Michael Andrew Takes Down Chase Kalisz in 200 IM at TYR Pro Swim Series in Richmond (RACE VIDEO)

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

19-year-old Michael Andrew slammed down a 1:57.49 in the 200 IM on Saturday night at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Richmond to take down the 2017 World Champion in this event in Chase Kalisz (1:59.02). Andrew lowered his best time of 1:59.12 and is now fourth in the world rankings for 2019 and is the fastest American for the year. Andrew will not be swimming the 200 IM at Worlds this summer but would have been the third fastest American in all of 2018.

Andrew has not been on the 200 IM scene in a couple years and has not done it at the national level since the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Atlanta in March. Andrew has now put his name in contention for the Olympic Team next summer if he decides to do the 200 IM. He scratched out of the A-Final in the 2016 Trials to focus on the semi-finals of the 50 free and 100 fly. With a 1:57, Andrew’s outlook on the 200 IM could change drastically moving forward to the 2020 Olympic Trials.

Kalisz was slightly off his 1:57 season best from the Knoxville Pro Swim Series in January. He will represent the United States in this event at Worlds.

Josh Prenot (2:00.70) and Caeleb Dressel (2:01.72) were well off the pace in third and fourth place.

International swimmers Norbert Szabo (2:01.75), Tom Peribonio (2:02.35), Daniel Sos (2:03.48) and Zachary Tan (2:03.64) also swam in the A-Final.


  1. Michael Andrew, USA, 1:57.49
  2. Chase Kalisz, USA, 1:59.02
  3. Josh Prenot, USA, 2:00.70
  4. Caeleb Dressel, USA, 2:01.72
  5. Norbert Szabo, HUN, 2:01.75
  6. Tom Peribonio, ECU, 2:02.35
  7. Daniel Sos, HUN, 2:03.48
  8. Zachary Tan, SGP, 2:03.64

2019 World Rankings:

  1. Wang Shun, CHN, 1:56.66
  2. Daiya Seto, JPN, 1:56.69
  3. Mitch Larkin, AUS, 1:56.83
  4. Michael Andrew, USA, 1:57.49
  5. Chase Kalisz, USA, 1:57.68
  6. Alexis Santos, POR, 1:58.19
  7. Jeremy Desplanches, SUI, 1:58.22
  8. Andrey Zhilkin, RUS, 1:58.35


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