20 Question Tuesday: Elizabeth Beisel Part 1
Three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel talks about what she's been up to since Rio in the first of a two-part 20 Question Tuesday.
Team USA Set to Open FINA World Championships (25m) on Tuesday
With 10 members of the 2016 United States Olympic Swimming Team leading the way, Team USA is set to open the FINA World Championships (25m) on Tuesday at Windsor, Canada’s WFCU Centre.
The Moment: Plummer Makes His Mark
David Plummer’s driving force behind claiming his spot on the team heading for Rio can be traced almost exclusively to his heart-wrenching disappointment in 2012.
Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky Honored By FINA for 2016 Accomplishments
Olympic champions Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky were honored Sunday for their remarkable accomplishments in 2016 at the FINA World Aquatics Gala, ahead of this week’s FINA World Championships (25m).
The Moment: Lilly King Walks the Walk
Over eight days in Rio, the Olympic Aquatics Stadium played host to a number of memorable swims, but the most emphatic statement of all may have been the not-so-subtle, side-to-side gesturing of Lilly King’s right index finger.
Cammile Adams: All About Perspective
Cammile Adams almost didn’t make her second Olympic team. For a few tense moments, it looked as if her dream of swimming in Rio was finished.
Catching Up with Elizabeth Pelton
For the better part of the last year of her competitive swimming career, Elizabeth Pelton experienced unusual, even extreme fatigue and pain while training but couldn’t figure out why.
The Moment: For Cody Miller, All That Glitters is not Gold
Cody Miller’s genuinely-joyful reaction to capturing bronze in the 100 breaststroke at the Rio Games was influenced – at least in part – by the Yoda-like wisdom imparted by a veteran swimmer from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Moment: Ryan Rising
Of the 47 swimmers representing Team USA in Rio, 30 were Olympic rookies, including Ryan Murphy. First-time jitters? Hardly.
The Moment: Katie Ledecky Crushes Olympic 800m Free
Katie Ledecky’s Rio haul would be beyond the wildest expectations of most any athlete -- four golds, a silver, two world records, an American record. And yet for this 19-year-old, it was merely the culmination of a week’s swims she had clearly envisioned years before.
The Moment: Simone Manuel Dreams Big to Win Olympic 100m Free
The look on the face of Simone Manuel in that moment after she turns to gaze up at the results of the women’s 100 meter freestyle isn’t complete surprise at a gold-medal finish; she believed something amazing was destined to happen going into that final.
Erika Erndl: Mom Strength
The Erika Erndl who is hoping to compete this summer at U.S. Olympic Trials-Swimming is quite different from the one who came close to making the team four years ago.