Destin Lasco Shares What Made his Freshman Season So Successful

At the Pro Swim Series stop in Mission Viejo, we spoke with standout Cal freshman Destin Lasco. Lasco had a sensational Pac-12 championship, highlighted by leading a 1-2-3-4-5-6 Cal finish in the 200 backstroke. He turned even more heads at the NCAA Champs, where he became the fastest freshman ever in the 200 IM (jumping from 58th seed to finishing 2nd overall), the 100 back, and the 200 back. Lasco reveals that he focused a lot on academics, especially his second semester, saying that if his grades were taken care of, then the rest takes care of itself.

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SWIMMING RULES
1 month ago

Destin had a hell of a freshmen season. He is faster than Murphy was during his freshmen season. He made big jumps despite this pandemic. Just shows how resilient he is. And if he continues to progress at this rate he will be could be 1:33.5!!! GO BEARS!!!!!

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Mr Piano
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1 month ago

1:34.5 maybe.

Dan Flack
1 month ago

Super happy for this guy – had the pleasure of getting to really know & work with him on the 2018 Junior Pan Pac trip – simply a delightful teammate – all the best to you Destin

Hswimmer
1 month ago

Can’t wait to see his progression through the summer and beyond

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