When Matt Grevers won silver in the 100m backstroke at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, he got just a taste of his lifelong dream to be the best swimmer in the world. In 2012, he fulfilled it, winning gold in that event in London. Now he’s back in the pool with his eyes on Rio 2016.
In this issue of Splash, we ask Matt a couple questions to help you get to know him better, and he also gives us five tips for swimming the 100 back. Read about him now in “Lessons from the Masters,” in the online edition of the May-June issue of Splash. Also available as a mobile app.
Special Online Extra: Watch Matt’s gold-medal race at the 2012 Olympic Games.