Update on Missy Franklin
Four-time Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Missy Franklin experienced back spasms during Team USA’s training on Tuesday, August 19, in preparation for the Pan Pacific Championships. Her status for the scheduled 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke will be determined prior to preliminary heats on Thursday morning.
Team USA gearing up for Pan Pacs
America’s top swimmers are just one day away from the start of their biggest international meet of the year – the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The meet will run Aug. 21-25. Here’s a look at a little bit of the buzz surrounding the event.
Moore gold for Team USA at Youth Olympic Games
Hannah Moore captured gold in the women’s 200-meter backstroke at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday in Nanjing, China.
20 Question Tuesday: Rowdy Gaines
Olympic multi-gold medalist Rowdy Gaines has become one of the public faces of swimming in his role for NBC, but he’s also got another job, getting back to his love of the water in his new job as Vice President of Aquatics for the Central Florida YMCAs. Gaines is also excited about what he saw at Phillips 66 Nationals, hopes to see in Australia, and expects to see in Rio.
Summer Youth Olympic Games Underway in Nanjing
The Summer Youth Olympic Games are currently underway in Najing, China. The United States has shown well in the pool over the first two nights of competition.