Luca Urlando is one of swimming’s biggest rising stars, winning his first national title in the 200 butterfly at the 2019 National Championships. Luca’s been turning heads for awhile, but his 1:53.8 200 fly at the Clovis Pro Swim in June, breaking Michael Phelps’ legendary 17-18 National Age Group Record, seemed to capture everyone’s attention–even Michael Phelps. Phelps DMed Luca and offered a little coaching advice.
See Luca’s 1:53.8 200 fly NAG race video here.
If you have Michael Phelps messaging you personally, you’re becoming a star. Period.
Urlando is back in the pool for World Junior Championships, swimming a full schedule, including the 200 fly.
I think Urlando goes off at Jr Worlds, taking titles in…
100 fly – 51.5
200 fly – 1:52.5
200 free – 1:46.5
But who cares what I think. What do you think?
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