Swimming World Presents “How They Train: DART Swimming’s Luca Urlando” – Sponsored By Black Line Swimming

Swimming World March 2020 - How They Train with Luca Urlando - photo by Connor Trimble

How They Train: DART Swimming’s Luca Urlando

By Michael J. Stott

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Luca Urlando will enter the University of Georgia in the fall with quite a résumé. Let us count the ways. As of March, he is the No. 1 male high school swimming recruit for the high school class of 2020, tied with Carson Foster (committed to Texas), Destin Lasco (Cal) and Jake Magahey (Georgia).

Urlando currently holds national age group records (15-16 LC) in the 100 fly (52.48) and 200 free (1:47.73). In 15-16 SCY, he occupies the all-time top spots in the 100 and 200 fly (45.62, 1:40.91) and 800 free relay (6:38.07) with Connor Daniels, Tate Cutlar and Chris Ranlett. He set the 17-18 NAG mark this summer in the 200 fly, going 1:53.84 to break Michael Phelps’ 2003 standard of 1:53.93.

At summer nationals, he won the 200 fly in 1:54.92, setting the stage for 2019 Junior Worlds in Budapest, where he won five gold medals, three of which were on relays.

“In addition to athleticism, Luca is an extremely hard-working young man,” says coach Billy Doughty. “He is competitive in workouts with teammates and himself. He likes to achieve the goals that are set in workouts, and he has the ability to do some really impressive times in practice. Over Christmas, he went 46.6 in the 100 back to finish off a 7,000-yard holiday training workout. His work ethic is off the charts. He has missed fewer than 10 workouts total in the last three years.”

To read more about how Luca Urlando trains,
Check out the March issue of Swimming World Magazine- Available Now!

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FEATURES

016 CATCH CAL IF YOU CAN!
by Dan D’Addona
With all their firepower and depth, Cal’s Golden Bears will be extremely difficult to catch at this year’s men’s Division I NCAAs.

020 MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU
by Dan D’Addona
That’s what Stanford’s swimmers could be saying to each other, as the Cardinal appear to have what it takes to win their fourth straight women’s NCAA championship!

023 THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
by David Rieder
Swedish swimmer Louise Hansson never envisioned herself swimming in college in the United States. But as she prepares for this month’s women’s NCAAs, the University of Southern California senior says that moving to the U.S. was the best thing she’s ever done.

026 TAKEOFF TO TOKYO: “WE WILL SMASH THEM LIKE GUITARS”
by John Lohn
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030 UPON FURTHER REVIEW…
by Andy Ross

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COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: CECIL COLWIN
by Michael J. Stott

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: TECHNIQUE SIMILARITIES ACROSS THE FOUR COMPETITIVE STROKES
by Rod Havriluk
Although there are obvious differences in technique elements across all four competitive strokes, there are many similarities. Knowing about the similarities can help swimmers better understand specific movements and, consequently, make technique improvements more quickly.

040 Q&A WITH COACH BILLY DOUGHTY
by Michael J. Stott

043 HOW THEY TRAIN LUCA URLANDO
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

013 DRYSIDE TRAINING: STROKE STRENGTH SERIES—BACKSTROKE
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

045 UP & COMERS: JACE LLOYD
by Shoshanna Rutemiller

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT 009 BEYOND THE YARDS

019 THE OFFICIAL WORD

032 2020 SWIM CAMP DIRECTORY 044 HASTY HIGH POINTERS

046 GUTTERTALK

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1 comment

  1. avatar
    David Abineri

    And where in that sw ‘story’ is there any specific mention of HOW HE TRAINS? Lots bout his accomplishments but no workouts, no training perspectives!

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