Michael Phelps move over.
The new wave of great young American swimmers is on the way as evidenced by the Speedo Junior Nationals, which wrapped up on Friday in Irvine, Calif. Swim Swam
reports that two of Phelps' national age-group records were broken on Friday.
In the 15-16 age group, 16-year-old Nations Capital Swim Club star Andrew Seliskar, an incoming junior at Jefferson (Alexandria, Va.)
, won the 200-meter individual medley in a record time of 2:00.26. Phelps set the previous record of 2:00.86 in 2001 - the same year he qualified for his first Olympics.
Not to be out-done, 14-year-old Lawrence, Kan., resident Michael Andrew broke Phelps' 13-14 200 individual medley national record with a 2:05.13 clocking. Phelps' record was 2:06.50.
Andrew, who also broke Phelps' record when he became a professional at age 14, lowered his own 50-meter freestyle record with a 23.38 clocking. He earlier had set the national record at 23.47.
In a recent Sports Illustrated
article, Andrew had broken 32 previous national records before July and the home-school lad stands 6-foot-4 and weighs almost 180 pounds. He also wears size 15 shoe.