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Op-Ed: Michael Andrew is the ‘One to Watch’ in swimming in 2018

In March of 2018, Andrew won first place in the men’s 50 free in Atlanta, Georgia, and this past December (of 2017), Andrew won the silver medal, in the men’s 50 yard freestyle, at the 2017 Winter National Championships.

In 2016, Andrew was the world champion, winning the gold medal in the 100 meter individual medley, and he took home second place in both the 4×50 meter freestyle and 4×50 meter medley respectively, as part of Team USA.

At the 2017 World Junior Swimming Championships, Andrew won three gold medals in the 50 meter freestyle, 50 meter backstroke, and the 50 meter butterfly, as well as two bronze medals (50 meter breaststroke and 100 meter breaststroke).

Most impressive about all of these accomplishments is the fact that Michael Andrew is only a teenager; moreover, he truly is the future of competitive swimming, and the sky is the limit for this professional swimmer.

For more information on world champion swimmer Michael Andrew, check out his official Instagram page, and his YouTube channel.

Read More: Digital Journal chatted with Michael Andrew about his swimming career, and the digital transformation of aquatics.

Michael Andrew

Michael Andrew
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 18,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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