2013 Team USA Pre World Championships Photo Vault

Many thanks to Jess for sending us these images pulled from all over the web!

Lochte autograph time is always a good time!

Lochte autograph time is always a good time!

Natha Adrian's taper treadmill?

Nathan Adrian’s taper treadmill?

...a big cone for a woman who's having a BIG season, Maya Dirado

…a big cone for a woman who’s having a BIG season, Maya Dirado

Ice Cream time is taper time...according to the US Worlds Team....

Ice Cream time is taper time…according to the US Worlds Team….

Coach Todd Schmitz (Colorado Stars) lives the coaching good life. on left, Dana Vollmer, on and the right is this young upstart showing a lot of promise...Missy Franklin)

Coach Todd Schmitz (Colorado Stars) lives the coaching good life. On the left, Dana Vollmer, on and the right is this young upstart showing a lot of promise…Missy Franklin.

Taper time means one thing...getting off your legs. Rest them!

Taper time means one thing…getting off your legs. Rest them! Well done Chase Kalisz…

Michael McBroom, Ricky Berens & Jimmy Feigen, Texas Longhorns  sticking together...

Michael McBroom, Ricky Berens & Jimmy Feigen, Texas Longhorns sticking together…

Michael McBroom, Ricky Berens & Jimmy Feigen, Texas Longhorns  sticking together (and longing for Austin).

Michael McBroom, Ricky Berens & Jimmy Feigen, Texas Longhorns sticking together (and longing for Austin).

Claire Donahue and Chloe Sutton

Claire Donahue and Chloe Sutton

...more travel

…more travel

Ervin, the eldest of the US Worlds Swimming Crew, taking the youngsters money???

Ervin, the eldest of the US Worlds Swimming Crew, taking the youngsters money???

Ricky Berens back, and evidence of cupping? You stressed, buddy? Or did you get attack by an octopus?

Ricky Berens back and what appears to be cupping? You stressed, buddy? Or did you get attacked by an octopus?

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Eugene Godsoe…pre Worlds Game Face???

Go Dawgs!!!!

Go Dawgs!!!!

Liz Pelton and Elizabeth working on their tans? (Get out of the sun! You're supposed to be tapering!)

Liz Pelton and Elizabeth Beisel working on their tans? (Get out of the sun! You’re tapering!)

Ricky Berens captured this pic, saying "that's an extremely high dive...."

Ricky Berens captured this pic, saying “that’s an extremely high dive…”

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bobo gigi

I love the comments under the pictures. 😆

bobo gigi

Taper ice cream! The secret of US swimmers!

SWIMPHILE

Not all that smart of Mel to give away Team USA’s most closely guarded secret (next to what really goes on during those mysterious team skits, that is)… 🙂

Now watch the rest of the world catch up and beat us at our own game – you can bet on a bunch of gelato photos (or whatever the Brazilian equivalent is) being tweeted to the world by Team AUS, FRA, GBR, RUS, CAN, JPN, BRA etc come Rio! 😀

btw Jessica is missing out going for the cup instead of the cone in that photo 😉

Lane Four

Mmmmmm!!! Definitely should have gone for the cone!

CurtDawg

typical Eugene and BJ playing League of Legends 😀

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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