Episode #92 João de Lucca
João de Lucca has hung up his swim suit for his family and future in coaching. But before he did that, he won back-to-back NCAA titles in the Men's 200 Free for the University of Louisville. He is a 3x Pan-American Champion and represented Brazil in the last two Olympiads.
Brett and João talk about...
Recently became a father to a little girl. #girldad
"This has been the best year of my life." - João de Lucca
The only thing that kept him going was the Olympic medal and at the end of the day he wasn't willing to sacrifice what it takes.
The coaches that have mentored him.
Winning the 200 Free at 2013 NCAA's. Dax Hill throwing up after Prelims. Clapping with his feet in celebration.
Beating Marcelo in the 100 Free.
Going 1:46.4 to win the 200 Free at Pan-Am's.
Swimming in a home Olympics.
How can you give back to Brazilian Swimming?
His most memorable swim sets.
João de Lucca Full Episode:
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01:00 Current Life / Fatherhood
05:30 Retirement From Swimming
09:30 Lessons Learned From Swimming
12:45 Coaching Mentors
18:45 Accepting Constructive Criticism
22:00 2013 NCAA 200 Freestyle
27:30 Story Behind “Foot Clap” Celebration
30:00 2014 NCAA 100 & 200 Freestyle
35:30 Olympics In Your Home Country
39:30 Ways To Impact The Future Of Brazilian Swimming
42:30 Favorite Sets
45:15 Favorite Competitors
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