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.”

At age 14, Michael Andrew is 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.


  • 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

  • Long Course Meters, National Age Group Records,
    Age 13-14

    2013–2014 – 50m freestyle, 23.19; 100m freestyle 51.30; 100m backstroke 56.83; 100m butterfly 54.59; 100m breaststroke 1:03.83; 200m individual medley 2:04.13
  • Short Course Yards, National Age Group Records,
    Age 13-14

    2013–2014 – 50y freestyle 19.85; 100y freestyle 44.16; 100y backstroke 48.10; 200y backstroke 1:45.14; 100y breaststroke 54.04; 100y butterfly 47.47; 200y butterfly 1:46.29; 200y individual medley 1:47.42; 400y individual medley 3:52.08