Destin Lasco on Long Course Breakout: “This has been a long time coming”


After making his first long course world championships team by finishing 4th in the 100 free, Destin Lasco was able to swim freely for the rest of the meet. This resulted in a 2nd place finish behind his Olympic teammate, Ryan Murphy, in the 200 back, giving Lasco an individual swim in Fukuoka. Lasco said he had an excellent training year, especially in long course, and after coming up short at the last two US Trials, was due for a big performance.

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Toni the Tiger
9 months ago

So excited for him. I have followed him for awhile since his buddy is my college swimming teammate’s son!!!! And he is from South Jersey!!!

9 months ago

I doubted him. Glad he proved me wrong!

Ol' Longhorn
9 months ago

Is Murph about to say “Bitch!” there in the background?

Ol' Longhorn
9 months ago

Bobo’s son. He must be very proud.

Ceccon - Kamminga - Milak - Popovici
9 months ago

Stop simping.


Ceccon - Kamminga - Milak - Popovici
9 months ago

Durden knows how to develop swimmers to realize their full potential.

9 months ago

Nice to see another get Cal guy get over Durden’s obligatory freshman slump for top recruits.

Would hardly call this a “breakout” though as Lasco was a top junior LCM with Urlando/Foster

Reply to  Andrew
9 months ago

“Freshman slump”
*drops 5 seconds and goes 1:35 2 back as a freshman*

Slower Than You
Reply to  SwimmerTX
9 months ago

Also went the fastest 200 IM time for a freshman at the time, lmao. If that’s a slump, what’s a good season?

James Beam
Reply to  Andrew
9 months ago

why are you so grumpy? Can’t you ever say anything nice? What did Durden do to you?

Reply to  James Beam
9 months ago


Compare the number of University of California, Berkeley men to Stanford University women on the USA Swimming National Team.

White Powder in the White House
9 months ago

Yeah, baby! Cal is Backstroke U!

Reply to  White Powder in the White House
9 months ago

Talent speaks. Clearly.

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