A man who likes to read and relies on meditation as a training aid Richard Varga is without question the fastest swimmer in a male field. He will dominate the swim starts across the 2018/19 SLT season and it is on the other competitors to find a way to manage his speed. Richard’s strength in the bike and run is building and it remains to be seen how much of an advantage he can gain in the 300m swim of an SLT race. Can he bring together the firepower across all disciplines to force victory? Time will tell.