Hear How Mitch Larkin’s Practices Help Fuel His Fastest Time In Almost 4 Years


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Day 2 of the 2019 Australian World Swimming Trials brought fierce performances across the board, including a 4-year best time from 2015 double World Champion Mitch Larkin. The 25-year-old St. Peters Western athlete put up a winning 100m back mark of 52.38, beating even the 52.43 he produced in Rio for 4th place.

Larkin’s time tonight checks him in as the #2 swimmer in the world and also registers as a new All Comers Record (the equivalent of a U.S. Open Record in the States), slashing .10 off of the previous time of 52.48 also held by Larkin, from 2016.

Below, hear how grinding out tough sets in practice has been contributing to his output in the pool as Larkin describes himself as being in ‘great shape.’

Video courtesy of Swimming Australia.

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Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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