At a recent photo shoot, Nathan Adrian had to lie in chin-high water mixed with acrylic paint for several hours to get the perfect photo for an ad campaign. It looked like he was in milk, which he said would have tasted better and been less chalky. That’s the kind of sport Adrian is, and it belies his ultra-competitive nature – the same nature that drove him to win his first individual gold medal last summer in London in the 100m freestyle.
In this issue of Splash, we ask Nathan a couple questions to help you get to know him better, and he also gives us five tips for swimming the 100 free. Read about him now in “Lessons from the Masters,” in the online edition of the May-June issue of Splash. Also available as a mobile app.
Special Online Extra: Watch Nathan’s gold-medal race at the 2012 Olympic Games.