Sergio Lopez says some big backstrokers might get a spanking this summer

by Garrett McCaffrey 3

April 13th, 2013 News

Sergio Lopez is one of the best coaches in the world. He is also one of the best interviews in swimming. In this interview with Garrett McCaffrey, Lopez has some pretty awesome one liners. “I don’t care if your Ryan Murphy or Peter Pan you gotta believe,” amongst others. It’s his honest that makes Lopez so refreshing to talk with, and why not be honest about one of the best swimming programs in the world? Lopez talks about Murphy’s work ethic and that of his teammates, like Joseph Schooling who can not only hold :28 averages on 30 50s LCM fly on 1:00 but can rip a :25 on number 30. This one is a must watch.

This video was taken on Night 3 of the Mesa Grand Prix (Sponsored by

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8 years ago

If you want it. You have to take it from me!


bobo gigi
8 years ago

I think Ryan Murphy is for the moment a better 200 back swimmer. But paradoxicallly, for me he has this year a better chance to qualify in the 100 back. In this race, behind Matt Grevers it’s very open. And if he swims around 53 low he has a good chance to go to Barcelona. In the 200 back there are 2 big swimmers with Tyler Clary and Ryan Lochte. I believe Ryan Murphy could upset Ryan Lochte who isn’t in love with this race anymore. But for that he has probably to swim around 1.54/1.55. Hard for this year but not impossible. Anyway, if he doesn’t qualify this year, it will be for the next times. He’s the future… Read more »

8 years ago

Way to go Sergio!

About Garrett McCaffrey

No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming. After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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