World Record Holder, Ruta Meilutyte, posted to her twitter account this morning thanking the Stanford Women’s Swim team for hosting her at their morning workout at the US Olympic Training Center. Meilutyte announced Lithuania as her new permanent training base earlier this year after spending most of her career training at Plymouth Leander in the UK.
Meilutyte posted a photo of the session on her Facebook page, saying “Thanks to these Stanford University power girls for kicking my butt this morning! It was great to join you guys :)”
Thanks to these Stanford University power girls for kicking my butt this morning! It was great to join you guys 🙂
Meilutyte is the current 50 and 100 breaststroke world record holder in long course meters with personal bests of 29.48 and 1:04.35 respectively. The Lithuanian Olympian set both marks at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona following a gold medal performance at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Following the 2015 World Championships, Meilutyte broke her elbow and was forced to withdraw from the 2016 Euro Championships. Meilutyte finished 7th in the 100 meter breaststroke at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Although Ruta Meilutyte is only 20 years old, she is a professional and is not eligible to be an NCAA athlete.