2015 Swammy Awards: Viral Video of the Year – Louisville Airport Training

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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:

 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.

(Kelsi Worrell gives some behind scenes info about the video here)

Honorable Mention

In no particular order:

  • 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

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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