Peter Andrew, Wayne Riddin Announced as Coaches of New York Breakers

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Peter Andrew was the final head coach announced of the US-based ISL teams. Photo Courtesy: Christopher Rattray

Peter Andrew has been announced as the head coach for the New York Breakers of the International Swimming League. Andrew is the father of Breakers swimmer Michael Andrew and is also the wife of general manager Tina Andrew, so this comes as no surprise.

Andrew built Ultra-Sprint Race Pace Training (USRPT) into his coaching regimen for his son from an early age, which helped Michael claim numerous national age group records. This paper from Brent Rushall explains the origins of USRPT and how it developed over five decades.

Peter Andrew will be joined on staff by Wayne Riddin, who coaches NCAA champion Brad Tandy and World University Games gold medalist Tayla Lovemore. Both of those swimmers are also on the New York Breakers team that will begin competing in the new ISL October 18-19 in Lewisville, Texas.

Andrew is the fourth and final US coach to be announced as Gregg Troy is the head coach of the Cali Condors, Cyndi Gallagher will lead the DC Trident, and David Marsh will lead the LA Current. Melanie Marshall will also be the head coach of the London Roar.

NY Breakers Women’s Roster

  • Haley Black, CAN
  • Pernille Blume, DEN
  • Ali DeLoof,  USA
  • Catie DeLoof, USA
  • Gabby DeLoof, USA
  • Emily Escobedo, USA
  • Reva Foos, GER
  • Lara Grangeon, FRA (withdrew voluntarily)
  • Breeja Larson, USA
  • Tayla Lovemore, RSA
  • Lia Neal, USA
  • Emily Overholt, CAN
  • Alys Thomas, GBR
  • Madison Wilson, AUS

NY Breakers Men’s Roster

  • Michael Andrew, USA
  • Marcelo Cherighini, BRA
  • Mack Darragh, CAN
  • Joao de Lucca, BRA
  • Jonathan Gomez, COL
  • Marco Koch, GER
  • Marius Kusch, GER
  • Clyde Lewis, AUS
  • Justin Lynch, USA
  • Jack McLoughlin, AUS
  • Jacob Pebley, USA
  • Christopher Reid, RSA
  • Pedro Spajari, BRA
  • Brad Tandy, RSA
  • Markus Thormeyer, CAN

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Yikes

    The fact that whoever wrote this article thinks Peter Andrew was “one of the first coaches to use USRPT” is laugh out loud funny.

    Been going on in Buffalo for decades.

    • avatar
      Craig Lord

      To be fair, Yikes, Andy simply wrote that Peter Andrew has been cited as “one of first…etc’ … that is true: he has been cited in that way – on the basis that 2014 or so was deemed to be something of ‘birth of” year. Reality – it was a bloody long gestation period, as you suggest 🙂 A link has been added to the story: Brent Rushall on the origins of it all and how the development of USRPT dates back five decades.