Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Andrew joins Rx Smart Gear Entourage

Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Andrew joins Rx Smart Gear Entourage

Ericka Arguedas - Marketing Manager @ RXSG on 19th Apr 2023

Michael Andrew is an athletic phenom.

Michael became well-known in his teens after breaking numerous National Age Group Records. In his short career, the Kansas native has broken over 100 National Age Group (NAG) records. He also set Junior World Records in the 50m free, back, and fly events at the 2017 World Junior Championships. At the age of 17, Andrew won gold in the 100 IM at the World Championships and in 2020 Tokyo, he won gold in the 4x100 relay event.

"We are so honored to announce that competitive swimmer and olympic gold medalist Michael Andrew, is joining our RXSG family. Michael, utilizes jump rope training extensively in his dry land preparation for quest for gold at the 2024 Olympics, in Paris."

As you’ll quickly realize, the more you learn about Michael, the easier it is to understand why he’s such a fit for the RXSG brand—and why we’re so stoked to officially welcome him to the entourage.

Background

Michael, who was born in the United States to two excellence-driven parents, was blessed with height as well as hefty hands and feet. Former naval diver father Peter and former British Gladiator mother Tina were both born and raised in South Africa and see Michael's career as a family affair, along with Michael and sister Michaela. Their Lawrence, Kansas, home even has its own training facility in the backyard. Michael is trained by his father, Peter, in an 87′ x 16′ above ground pool with a deck around it, using the science-based methodology known as Ultra Short Race Pace Training, or USRPT.

What is the result of having great parents and superior training?

One word “Greatness.”

Fast forward to his twenties, and Andrew earned an Olympic berth at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials at the age of 22. Despite his success, Andrew is always looking for ways to improve and push himself. This is why he was thrilled to join the Rx Smart Gear Team and incorporate jump rope training into his workout routine.

Michael's Jump Rope Choices

Michael Andrew is an athletic phenom.

Michael became well-known in his teens after breaking numerous National Age Group Records. In his short career, the Kansas native has broken over 100 National Age Group (NAG) records. He also set Junior World Records in the 50m free, back, and fly events at the 2017 World Junior Championships. At the age of 17, Andrew won gold in the 100 IM at the World Championships and in 2020 Tokyo, he won gold in the 4x100 relay event.

"We are so honored to announce that competitive swimmer and olympic gold medalist Michael Andrew, is joining our RXSG family. Michael, utilizes jump rope training extensively in his dry land preparation for quest for gold at the 2024 Olympics, in Paris."

As you’ll quickly realize, the more you learn about Michael, the easier it is to understand why he’s such a fit for the RXSG brand—and why we’re so stoked to officially welcome him to the entourage.

Background

Michael, who was born in the United States to two excellence-driven parents, was blessed with height as well as hefty hands and feet. Former naval diver father Peter and former British Gladiator Tina were both born and raised in South Africa and see Michael's career as a family affair, along with Michael and sister Michaela. Their Lawrence, Kansas, home even has its own training facility in the backyard. Michael is trained by his father, Peter, in an 87′ x 16′ above ground pool with a deck around it, using the science-based methodology known as Ultra Short Race Pace Training, or USRPT.

What is the result of having great parents and superior training?

One word “Greatness.”

Fast forward to his twenties, and Andrew earned an Olympic berth at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials at the age of 22. Despite his success, Andrew is always looking for ways to improve and push himself. This is why he was thrilled to join the Rx Smart Gear Team and incorporate jump rope training into his workout routine.

Michael's Jump Rope Choices

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“The reason why I’ve started jump roping is for full body activation. It gets my body warm and ready to jump in the water”.

Michael's typical training session lasts from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. He will have double training sessions at least three times per week, returning in the evening from 6–7:30 p.m. When not in the pool, Andrew will surf almost every other day as cross-training, in addition, he uses jumping rope and weightlifting workouts.

Swimming is a grueling physical sport that requires a unique mix of strength, endurance, and technique. Swimmers must train daily, often pushing their bodies to the limit, to perform at their best. In such a competitive environment, swimmers must always look for new ways to train and tools to help them improve their skills and abilities.

We have found that jumping rope is a great cardio exercise that can help athletes improve their stamina, coordination, and endurance. Jumping rope can provide a unique set of benefits for swimmers like Michael, who rely heavily on upper-body strength and technique to gain a competitive advantage in the pool.

It is well known that swimming requires a great deal of upper-body strength, particularly in the shoulders, arms, and back. But most individuals don’t know that jumping rope can help build this type of strength.

We have observed three benefits that jumping rope can provide for swimmers.

First, jump rope training is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness, which is essential for endurance in swimming. By training with a jump rope, a swimmer can increase their heart rate and breathing capacity, which can translate into better performance in the pool.

Second, jump rope training can improve footwork and coordination, which are important skills in swimming. By practicing different footwork patterns with a jump rope, we see that most swimmers can improve their agility, balance, and timing. This can help to maintain proper technique, particularly during turns and starts, where quick footwork is crucial.

Finally, what we see as the main benefit of jump rope training is that it is a fun and engaging way to mix up a workout routine. As an athlete, it can be easy to fall into a monotonous training routine, which can lead to a decrease in motivation and performance. By incorporating jump rope training into your workouts, you can keep things fresh and challenging, which can help him to stay focused and motivated.

Michael Andrew has been training with Rx Smart Gear jump ropes for several months, and the results speak for themselves.

By joining the RXSG Team, Michael Andrew gains access to high-quality jump ropes and training programs that will help him achieve his swimming goals. There is no doubt that Michael Andrew will continue to make waves in the world of swimming and inspire athletes all over the world to push themselves to be their best with his dedication and hard work.

Finally, we believe that going straight to the source is the best (if not the only) way to gauge where our new RXSG ambassador is headed. Make sure to follow Michael on Instagram.

Michael and his father/coach Peter, place a high value that jump rope has brought to Michael’s performance by strengthening his legs for driving off the blocks and flip turns in the pool.

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“The reason why I’ve started jump roping is for full body activation. It gets my body warm and ready to jump in the water”

Michael's typical training session lasts from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. He will have double training sessions at least three times per week, returning in the evening from 6–7:30 p.m. When not in the pool, Andrew will surf almost every other day as cross-training, in addition, he uses jumping rope and weightlifting workouts.

Swimming is a grueling physical sport that requires a unique mix of strength, endurance, and technique. Swimmers must train daily, often pushing their bodies to the limit, to perform at their best. In such a competitive environment, swimmers must always look for new ways to train and tools to help them improve their skills and abilities.

We have found that jumping rope is a great cardio exercise that can help athletes improve their stamina, coordination, and endurance. Jumping rope can provide a unique set of benefits for swimmers like Michael, who rely heavily on upper-body strength and technique to gain a competitive advantage in the pool.

It is well known that swimming requires a great deal of upper-body strength, particularly in the shoulders, arms, and back. But most individuals don’t know that jumping rope can help build this type of strength.  

We have observed three benefits that jumping rope can provide for swimmers.

Michael and his father/coach Peter, place a high value that jump rope has brought to Michael’s performance by strengthening his legs for driving off the blocks and flip turns in the pool.

First, jump rope training is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness, which is essential for endurance in swimming. By training with a jump rope, a swimmer can increase their heart rate and breathing capacity, which can translate into better performance in the pool.

Second, jump rope training can improve footwork and coordination, which are important skills in swimming. By practicing different footwork patterns with a jump rope, we see that most swimmers can improve their agility, balance, and timing. This can help to maintain proper technique, particularly during turns and starts, where quick footwork is crucial.

Finally, what we see as the main benefit of jump rope training is that it is a fun and engaging way to mix up a workout routine. As an athlete, it can be easy to fall into a monotonous training routine, which can lead to a decrease in motivation and performance. By incorporating jump rope training into your workouts, you can keep things fresh and challenging, which can help him to stay focused and motivated.

Michael Andrew has been training with Rx Smart Gear jump ropes for several months, and the results speak for themselves.

By joining the RXSG Team, Michael Andrew gains access to high-quality jump ropes and training programs that will help him achieve his swimming goals. There is no doubt that Michael Andrew will continue to make waves in the world of swimming and inspire athletes all over the world to push themselves to be their best with his dedication and hard work.

Finally, we believe that going straight to the source is the best (if not the only) way to gauge where our new RXSG ambassador is headed. Make sure to follow Michael on Instagram.