Michael Andrew

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Birthday
18, 1999
Birthplace
Aberdeen, SD
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1999 (age 19)
Birthplace
Aberdeen, SD

About

Swimmer known for being the youngest American to go pro in the sport, doing so at the age of 14. He's set more than 75 age-group records and was ranked the 59th-best swimmer when he signed his first contract, more than 100 spots ahead of the next male his age.

Before Fame

He started swimming when he was seven-years-old and his parents eventually built a pool in their backyard to allow him to train.

Trivia

His decision to go professional eliminated both his high school and college athletic eligibility and drew comparisons to athletes like Freddy Adu and Michelle Wie, who also went professional at a young age.

Family Life

His father, Peter, was a diver in the Navy and his mother, Tina, has acted as his agent. He has a younger sister named Michaela.

Associated With

The most obvious comparison has been to Olympian Michael Phelps, whose prodigious talents in his youth led to a professional contract at the age of 16.