Timex triathlon team member Kyle Marcotte recently posted this photo on his Timex team blog and recounted a recent Masters swim session he swam with the seven time Tour De France winner.
In his blog post Marcotte writes:
"It is well known that Lance began his athletic career as a swimmer, then triathlete before his cycling career took off. Lance was a legitimate top pro-triathlete at a very young age. Still though, I wasn’t expecting him to swim as fast as he did. We did a total of 3,100m, with the main set being 15x100m on 1:40, 25m pool (meaning we started a new 100m every 1:40). Approximately half of the intervals were to be “fast”, and half were “easy.” It soon became evident that Lance is quite the swimmer as he was doing his “fast” intervals at approximately 1:02, and his easy intervals on approximately 1:11."
You can read the rest of Marcotte swim experience with Juan Pelota (AKA Lance Armstrong) on his Timex team blog HERE.