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Overview


“i BELIEVE IN MIRACLES; i BELIEVE IN mE” 

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Overview


“i BELIEVE IN MIRACLES; i BELIEVE IN mE” 

 

b.1962

Kingston, JA

 

Coach:

Neville Alexander

 

mentors:

Norman Phillips

Belinda Phillips

Johnny Weissmuller

Neville Alexander

 

Under the watchful eye of his father and guidance from then Head Coach of Flying Fish Ambassadors; Neville Alexander, Andrew began swimming at the tender age of two.

Transitioning to competitive swimming two years later, Andrew began to establish his legacy, garnering the attention of the late Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan), who on two separate occasions travelled to watch Andrew swim. In 1970 Andrew began to dominate local swimming, when he set two national records in the 400m freestyle and 200m Individual medley, 5:41.40 and 3:06.80 respectively. The following year, he was selected on the national team, being one of the youngest swimmers to compete regionally. Locally, he was male National Senior Champion from 1976 to 1980.  (Read Full Bio)  

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Stats


Stats


Stats

 

Personal Best Time

3:06.80

 

 

Favourite Event 

200m Individual Medley 

 

 

Most memorable Moment

Making the finals at the Olympics

 

 

Andrew continued to gain regional success, competing in every major championship under the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation umbrella. Championships such as the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships, the Central American and Swimming Championships and the Central American and Caribbean Games. He established several records, attained gold, silver & bronze medals, earning several trophies and awards throughout the region.  In 1975, he represented Jamaica at the seventh staging of Summer Pan American Games in Mexico City, Mexico and the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada, being one of the youngest swimmers to compete,  though Andrew did not make top 20 in the Pan-American Games, he however placed 6th in the men’s 200 individual medley at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.(Read full Bio) 

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Records


Records


Records

 

1984

National Record (Jamaica) 

Men's 200m Individual Medley 

Time:2:05.60

August 4, 1984

Olympic Games, Los Angeles

 

 

1984

National Record (Jamaica) 

Men's 400m individual Medley 

Time:4:27.98 30

July 30, 1984

Olympic Games, Los Angeles

 

 

1972

National Record (Jamaica)

9-10 boys 1500m freestyle

Time: 20:36.60

August 5, 1972

 

1972

National Record (Jamaica)

9-10 Boys 200m Freestyle

Time:2:28.60 

August 10, 1972

 

 

1970

National Record (Jamaica)

8&U Boys 400m FREESTYLE

time: 5:41.40 

October 8, 1970

 

National Record (Jamaica)

8&U BOYS 200M Individual Medley

TIME: 3:06.80  

OCTOBER 7, 1970

1970

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Testimonials


  

Testimonials


  

 

Coaching Career


Andrew's coaching career spans over 25years, beginning in Jamaica; he served as Head Coach of Flying Fish Ambassadors and National Head Coach. Relocating to Miami Florida in 1998, he became and currently serves as Head Coach of Flying Fish USA, and the Head Aquatic Coach for both Swimming and Water Polo at the  Rivera Preparatory School.

(Read Full Bio)