That’s Mine! Michael Andrew Retakes 13-14 U.S. National Age Group Record Minutes After Reece Whitley Breaks It

GREENSBORO, North Carolina, December 13. MICHAEL Andrew must have been paying attention to Swimming World’s Twitter feed while at USA Swimming Winter Junior Nationals, because literally just minutes after Reece Whitley took his 13-14 U.S. National Age Group record in the 100-yard breast at the Speedo Tom Dolan Invite, Andrew took it back in Greensboro.

Whitley, unofficially, clocked a 55.62 in the 13-14 final this evening. That effort topped Michael Andrew’s record of 55.96 set earlier this year as a 14-year-old professional swimmer. Whitley already took aim on the 11-12 age group marks, still holding the 100 (59.90) and 200 (2:09.40) from last year’s national age group onslaught.

Andrew, however, returned immediate fire in the C final of the 100-yard breast at Juniors with a ridiculous time of 55.43. So, in just a few minutes, that event progressed by half-a-second and returned Andrew to eight total National Age Group records in short course yards.