MESA, Arizona, April 12. WOMEN's 50 freestyle winner Natalie Coughlin is obviously doing something right by training at California's post-grad program with sprint sensations Anthony Ervin and Nathan Adrian. Coughlin posted her first best time in 5 years in the race at the Mesa Arena Grand Prix. She talked to Swimming World TV's Jeff Commings after the race.
50 freestyle recap: California's Natalie Coughlin, 30, clocked a lifetime best in the splash-and-dash with a sizzling 24.90. That's her best time since posting a 24.92 at the Santa Clara International Meet way back in 2008, and is only her third sub-25 second time. She jumped to sixth in the world this year with her performance.