Austin Surhoff is a professional swimmer (and current free agent) training to make the International Swimming League. He won the 200 IM at NCAA Championships back in 2010 while swimming at the University of Texas. He grew up swimming for Bob Bowman at NBAC and would ultimately return to swim alongside Michael Phelps and Chase Kalisz to train for the 2016 Rio Games, placing 8th in the 200 IM.
Fast forward to 2021, he just finished 21st and 29th in the 50 and 100 Freestyles, respectively, at US Olympic Trials. Best times for him. He's gone from being a 200 IMer/Backstroker/Freestyler to a 22.5 50 Freestyler. He talks about how he trains now, taking a little bit of everything from everyone that he has worked with along the way. He has coached at Johns Hopkins and as a volunteer with UVA and Todd DeSorbo.
Austin discusses the culture at Texas under Eddie Reese and Kris Kubick, as well as potential successor, Wyatt Collins. He dives into what it was like to train with the GOAT for two years leading up to 2016. And, overcoming some mental health struggles along the way.
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