(VIDEO INTERVIEW) Michael Andrew on Winning Breakout Performer of the Year at Golden Goggles

Photo Courtesy: Diana Pimer

Michael Andrew won the Breakout Performer of the Year Award at the Golden Goggles Awards show on Monday night in New York City. It was Andrew’s first Golden Goggles show and he talked to Swimming World about what his first show was like.

Andrew also talked about his recent World Cup trip and what he learned from that trip as it was his first time competing at all six World Cup stops.

Andrew won the award over Andrew SeliskarZach Harting and Austin Katz.

After rewriting the national age group record book in recent years, 19-year-old Michael Andrew had a breakthrough senior-level season in 2018. At the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships, Andrew won national titles and posted lifetime-best swims in the 50m freestyle, 50m and 100m breaststroke and 50m butterfly to become the first male since 2008 to win at least four titles at Nationals or Olympic Trials. In Tokyo at Pan Pacs, Andrew won gold in the 50m free for his first career individual medal at a major long-course, international meet.

Relive Andrew’s summer with Swimming World

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  1. Karen Anne Gunton

    Amazing young man. Wishing you all the best in your future. Will be watching you.

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Andy Ross is the new man on board at Swimming World. He is based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He is a 2017 graduate of Southern Illinois University where he graduated cum laude.

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