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Mexican National Record Setter Joins Forces with Faster Swimming Coach for Custom Daily Workout Plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 30, 2019) — A 14-year-old swimmer from Mexico City has her eyes on Olympic gold after setting a Mexican national record time in the 50-meter butterfly using the innovative Faster Swimming 19-week training plan.

Athena Meneses-Kovacs, coached by her father Andres Meneses, set the record at the 2019 FINA Junior World Swimming Championship Aug. 23 in Budapest, Hungary, completing the 50-meter butterfly in :26.74, breaking the record she set the day before when she finished in :26.78. The previous Mexican national record was :26.97, which was set in 2016.

To achieve her Olympic dreams in Tokyo in 2020, Athena, along with Coach Meneses, will use a daily training plan custom designed by Faster Swimming co-founder and veteran swim coach Brad Burget.

The Faster Swimming training products, which Athena started using in November 2018, have been integral to Athena’s success, says Coach Meneses.

“From the moment I started training her, I started studying everything I could: books, videos, reports, other coaches’ training methods,” Coach Meneses said. “I started studying daily and then I found the Faster Swimming 19-Week Sprint Training Program.”

“I was excited to learn of Athena’s record-setting performance using the Faster Swimming training program,” Burget said. “When she and her father asked me to design a personal program to help get her to Tokyo in 2020, it was an honor. I’m so proud that Faster Swimming will be a part of this young woman’s Olympic training regimen.”

Athena has been competing in the Junior World Swimming Championship since she was 10, but it has only been in the past year when she started training with Faster Swimming’s 19-week program, that her career has taken off, earning five gold and three bronze medals in competition.

For more information on Faster Swimming’s 19-Week Sprint Training Program contact Burget at, or visit to check out the entire library of Faster Swimming training products.


Faster Swimming was founded by Brad Burget as a source for innovative training programs for swimmers at all levels. Brad brings more than 35 years as a swim coach at high school, age group, masters and collegiate levels. John Coffman, who contributes to the strength training in the line of materials from Faster Swiming, is a coach of three separate sports (swimming and diving, track and field, and cross-country) at the high school level, and is also a certified personal trainer. Together they bring their bank of knowledge to the Faster Swimming line of training aides to make every swimmer the best athlete they can be.