2015 Viral Video of the Year: Louisville Airport Training
For most swimmers, the plane ride home from competition is a chance to relax, recover and get ready for the next practice. But some teams just refuse to leave the training grind – even while stuck in an airport.
OK, so the Louisville Cardinals’ viral video wasn’t exactly a workout in the traditional sense. But it did do some major work on social media, where it blew up into one of the year’s most entertaining swimming-based videos.
Louisville was on its way home from a dual meet with the University of North Carolina and decided to have some fun with the airport’s moving sidewalks. You can see the result above, or in this tweet:
— UofL Swim&Dive (@UofLswim_dive) November 8, 2015
The breaststroker on the medley relay might have false started, but that doesn’t disqualify the Cards from taking home our 2015 Swammy Award for the Viral Video of the Year.
In no particular order:
- There’s nothing more heartwarming than watching a solider return home in time to watch his son’s swim meet – and surprise said son at the end of his butterfly race:
- This isn’t even a swimming video, but FINA’s musical highlight video of its high diving event is just too cool to overlook:
- Michael Phelps has dominated headlines this year. But one college swimmer managed to grab hold of Phelps’ media coattail by mimicking his famous arm slaps. Courtesy of Minnesota Gopher Michael Nunan:
A video posted by Michael Nunan (@thee_big_mike) on
- A recent addition: Ryan Lochte shows off his rapping abilities at Duel in the Pool, lip syncing to Vanilla Ice’s classic, “Ice Ice Baby.”