Michael Andrew

Michael on feeling pressure

“My greatest success come from my greatest failures. When I have a bad race, I learn from it and do better next time.”

Since age 14, Michael Andrew has been on a rapid rise to the national swimming scene and then possibly the world stage. He holds 15 National Age Group records in all strokes, long course meters and short course yards. His success gets plenty of attention, but he keeps it all in check and focused on his goals. “My swimming doesn’t define me,” he said. He credits his parents for taking the pressure off, which he readily admits he applies himself.

More on Michael

Olympic Swim Trials Reflection

“This will be the first time I compete at Swim Trials. I can hardly imagine what it must be like. The crowd, the atmosphere, the pyrotechnics… the incredible thrill of ‘this is it.’ Swim Trials for me will be to get to perform for the country watching/cheering and I intend to savor and enjoy every moment no matter the outcome.”


  • Birthday: April 18, 1999
  • Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas

Sweet Achievement

“Breaking the 20 (second) barrier in the 50 free. After many attempts I finally swum the perfect race - first no breath 50 free SCY resulting in 19:85. I just kept my head down into the wall!”

Winning Record

  • World Junior Championships,
    2015 – Gold, 50m backstroke; Silver, 50m butterfly; Silver, 50m freestyle; Silver, 400m medley relay; Bronze, 400m mixed medley relay
  • Long Course Meters, National Age Group Records,
    Age 15-16

    2015 – 50m freestyle 22.34; 100m breaststroke 1:00.68; 100m butterfly 52.57