11 Swimmers Who Went Hard on Halloween

The overflowing competitive spirit and the extra burst of creativity that comes from spending most of your life underwater means that swimmers don’t mess around when it comes to holidays. Though most of us don’t end up getting the night off practice, and our coaches sure don’t want us to go into a candy coma, these 10 swimmers (or swim teams) still found a way to go hard this Halloween.

1. Lilly King as David Bowie

David Bowie changed the music world forever. Lilly King has made her mark as the fastest women’s breaststroker in history. Both can rock a blazer. Apt comparison.

2. Angry Birdie Meyers

As Paralympic gold medalist Becca Meyers‘s service dog, Birdie Meyers is the honorary canine swimmer we need but don’t deserve. Especially as an Angry Bird.

3. Georgetown Taking On Costumed Dryland

I mean, dryland is difficult enough in gym shorts.

4. Molly Hannis in the Hundred Acre Wood

See #3.

5. Team TYR with the More Minimalist Approach

Michael Chadwick and Lia Neal rock bowties-on-a-stick, Leah Smith is an adorable cat, and Tom Shields is a leaf… face?

6. Emmanuel College Athlete Loses Their Head

Ahh… the old chop off your teammate’s head for a photo op. #doitforthegram

7. Southwestern University Basically Invents a New Event

There is a whole game here. You lose points for putting someone else’s snorkel in your mouth.

8. Coast Guard Blue Dolphins Show Depth Is Key in Team-Building and Jack-o-Lanterns

Image via @cgbdswimming

The Coast Guard Blue Dolphins are clearly skilled in pumpkin carving, but I’m even more impressed that none of their ten pumpkins are triangle-eyed smiley faces. It’s strength all the way down the roster.

9. Caeleb Dressel as Khal Drogo

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba2hBrKBvnR/?taken-by=caelebdressel

Since the Dothraki are supposed to be terrified of water, Caeleb-Dressel-Khal-Drogo would automatically overcome many of the Game of Thrones character’s biggest weaknesses, thus allowing him to take over all of Essos and the Seven Kingdoms. It is known.

10. Basically Caeleb Dressel as Caeleb Dressel

And while Caeleb Dressel is busy leading the Dothraki into combat, Patrick Furbay can grab his spot at the University of Florida.

(Update) 11. Michael Andrew Is So Intense We Change the List from 10 to 11 Swimmers

The moment we hit “publish” on this article, Michael Andrew posted this absolute masterpiece. Though Molly Hannis won Halloweekend, Michael Andrew is the hero of Halloween 2k17.

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Catherine
5 years ago

#6 wins!

Tea rex
5 years ago

As if women across the globe didn’t have enough reason to be jealous of khaleesi…

ACC fan
5 years ago

LOVE it MA!! The dog is totally awesome too!!

one more
5 years ago
Adam
5 years ago

Sweet Jack MA!

Cmon
5 years ago

How is Michael Andrew swimming in a costume race specific training?

Paul
Reply to  Cmon
5 years ago

it’s not training it’s a Halloween celebration

coacherik
Reply to  Paul
5 years ago

..oh boy…

Tea rex
Reply to  Cmon
5 years ago

I get that was a joke

Uberfan
5 years ago

Wow Michael Andrew has a nice personal pool

Steve Nolan
5 years ago

I know he’s generally pretty polarizing, but I hope we can all at least come together and agree that Michael Andrew’s dog running around on deck while wearing a cone is fantastic.

Hswimmer
Reply to  Steve Nolan
5 years ago

It really was lol

SwimSam
Reply to  Steve Nolan
5 years ago
Swimmer!
Reply to  Steve Nolan
5 years ago

Why is he polarizing?

ChestRockwell
Reply to  Swimmer!
5 years ago

oh, my sweet summer child.

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Swimmer!
5 years ago

aw, you must be new here.

Just visit the comments under any post that mentions him. Doesn’t matter if he set a new PR or pulled a Pickrem and got out of the pool after swimming half a race, people will have OPINIONS.

Hswimmer
Reply to  Steve Nolan
5 years ago

Pickrem situation was different…

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Hswimmer
5 years ago

Sure, every situation is different. It was just what I could think of as a worst-possible race for him.

Swimmer!
Reply to  Steve Nolan
5 years ago

I totally understand, but we’ve known about him forever and he’s 18. He’s been a kid for the whole time we’ve known of him, and he still kind of is a kid. He’s not the next Michael Phelps, but he wasn’t self proclaimed. He is a phenomenal swimmer and he probably will make the next Olympics in some capacity now that he’ll be a little older. I just don’t understand why this community hates the kid

Hswimmer
Reply to  Swimmer!
5 years ago

I don’t think he will make it IMO. It’s because he doesn’t train with a team and his dad is his coach

Swimmer!
Reply to  Hswimmer
5 years ago

Didn’t stop lezak! The kid is 18. Most male Olympians are a few years older when they start to really progress to elite

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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