Video: Sebastian Kienle swims full speed, but can’t keep up with breaststroke swimmer Marco Koch

Sebastian Kienle swims during his training camp. (Picture: James Mitchell)

You might expect that front crawl swimmers are faster than breaststroke swimmers. While, in general, this is true, that is apparently not the case when you pit top triathlete Sebastian Kienle against top swimmer and multiple world and European champion Marco Koch. The two Germans competed against each other for fun during a training camp on the Canary Islands and in the video below you can see how the race ended. Maybe Sebastian Kienle’s explanation says it all. “The race was over before it had even started.”