RACE VIDEO: Destin Lasco Breaks National Age Group Record in 200 Back

12-year old Destin Lasco broke the National Age Group Record in the 200 yard backstroke on Friday night, and thanks to his coach Dimitar Petrov, above is a video of his swim.

What’s really impressive about Lasco is how relaxed he looks. That relaxed look is what we always hear the great backstrokers have, but it isn’t until you see it up close and personal, it’s hard to really comprehend just how fast some of these guys can go with what looks like such little effort.

Destin Lasco (photo dated December, 2013) broke the 11-12 National Age Group Record in the 200 yard backstroke on Friday, March 14th. (Photo Courtesy: Dimitar Petrov)

Destin Lasco (photo dated December, 2013) broke the 11-12 National Age Group Record in the 200 yard backstroke on Friday, March 14th. (Photo Courtesy: Dimitar Petrov)

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WHOKNOWS
7 years ago

WOW… that looked like a Sunday stroll! Nice long arms! Pleasing to watch! Congrats on a fantastic swim!

aswimfan
7 years ago

Very nice technique.

I think he is the real deal.

Will he be ready for 2020 Olympics?

i think so!

Spirith20
7 years ago

Time??

aswimfan
Reply to  Spirith20
7 years ago

1:53.42

CraigH
7 years ago

Wait, the body of the article talks about Vinny Marginal, but the caption says Destin Lasso. Which is this video of?

aswimfan
Reply to  CraigH
7 years ago

Destin

H2Opinion
7 years ago

Destin Lasco and Vinny Marciono are likely 6’4″ and have pools in their backyards. The question is, “do they have a long course meters or short course yards pool in their back yards?”

Reply to  H2Opinion
7 years ago

he doesn’t have a pool

Reply to  H2Opinion
7 years ago

and he looks to be about 5′ 6″ in person

bobo gigi
7 years ago

Happy to see you reach my point of view.
I watched him at the last Tom Dolan Invitational and remember I pointed at that time on swimswam the amazing visual impression he made me.
So effortless! So smooth!
It’s even more impressive on freestyle.
Thank you for the video Mr Petrov.
You make an outstanding job with Mr Lasco.
It’s not common to see a so young swimmer with a so great technique.

bobo gigi
7 years ago

The most impressive thing is that he broke the record after swimming on the same night a 200 free and a 100 IM!
Do you have the 200 free video too? It’s also always a pleasure to watch him swim freestyle.

aswimfan
Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

It’s a good thing that young swimmers have very fast recovery 🙂

50FREE
Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

I have video of his 50 free from tonight (3/15/14)…22.84 after the 100 Back.

Kevin T
7 years ago

Scary fact. Destin’s 200 back as a 12 year old is almost as fast as Michael Phelps’ 200 back as a FOURTEEN year old. That’s crazy right?

Swimfan
Reply to  Kevin T
7 years ago

Phelps qualified for the Olympic team in the 200 back as a 19-year-old in 2004 (scratched to focus on 200 free). Destin will be 19 in 2020, should be ready by then.

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