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Friday, July 31, 2015

Ryan Cochrane Swims to Pan Am Success

More success for Team Infinit! His dominance in the Swimming world continues as Team Infinit Athlete Ryan Cochrane secured 2 Gold medals and a bronze at the recent Pan Am Games!

The first race of the weekend for Ryan was in the Mens 4X200m Freestyle Relay. He and his team began a successful weekend with a bronze medal finish in the race, falling to Brazil and the United States. Though not a first place finish, this race set the stage for a very successful weekend for Ryan. 

Ryan is known from his performances in the 400m freestyle and 1500m freestyle and he did not disappoint at the 2015 Pan Ams, knocking off two Games records in the finals of both races. He started the games off with the 400m freestyle. He crushed it - beating out the silver medalist by over a second, and also shaving a second and a half off of the previous meet record. With one gold now under his belt, Ryan was well on his way to achieving his goals for the games:

"Being able to stand on the podium 3 times was the ultimate goal for the games.  It really set me up well for the upcoming World Championships which start Aug 2nd in Kazan Russia." Ryan states. 

We asked Ryan what his keys to success were at the games, and we were happy to hear that we helped him achieve his goals. "Recovery and health were both extremely important factors during racing in Toronto, knowing our schedule for the summer was filled with racing all over the world. Infinit was with me every step of the way."

To see Ryan win the 1500m Freestyle, click here: Ryan 1500
The final race of the games for Ryan was the 1500m final. It seems the previous two races didn't take a toll on his body, courtesy to his effective recovery as he swam his way to another gold medal and his second Pan Am Record of the weekend, finishing the race in 15:06:40, 3 seconds faster than the silver medalist, and a massive 6 seconds faster than the previous Games record. 

When we asked Ryan to reflect on the weekend, he couldn't have been happier. "The Pan Am Games in Toronto was one of the best sporting moments I've been able to experience;  not only was the crowd louder than I've ever heard, the support we had in and out of the pool was humbling to say the least."

Congrats to you Ryan! We are always happy to fuel you, and nearly half of the Canadian Swim team. Good luck at World's in August - we will be cheering you on!