8 days of Olympic Trials Images

  12 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | July 05th, 2012 | Featured, Lifestyle, National, News, Photo Fishbowl, U.S. Olympic Trials

Resident artist and photographer, Tim Binning, is the MAN. We love him at SwimSwam. Below are images he captured during the 8 days of Olympic Trials competition. See all of Tim’s images (from NCAA coverage to the Grand Prix events to the Olympic Trials) here. 

The arena…before competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camille Adams, breathing to the side in 200 fly…WINNING!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am Burckle…a breaststroker Olympic bound!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beisel… I’m small, but I’ll kick your butt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Clary…the workhorse! If you don’t pull for Clary, you don’t know swimming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cullen Jones…. Nathan, I know, you didn’t think I could sprint past 80 meters.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shanteau…an Olympian again. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Donahue… butterfly breakout star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Phelps… Did I just win the 200 free in 1:45.7? Really? Nice. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phelps, running to see the Phelps family… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respect…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not Phelps. Look at Tom Shields… I can swim meters, I can swim meters. (51 point 100 meters fly. Yep, you can!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giles Smith…. Four years from now, 100 fly is mine. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dana Vollmer…will go 55 in the 100 fly in London. Just putting it out there. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McGill… I’m a freaking Olympian! Awesome! Now, time to go kiss my girl. (See top image)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jones & Ervin…. Game-Changers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t kid yourself. Olympic Trials was Anthony Ervin’s party. You were just a guest. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missy Franklin… Little tired here. How many events am I swimming in London? 5,6,7? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have no idea what they’re talking about when they crowd one lane after a race. Can anyone shed some light?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ricky Berens… Yep, 3rd in the 2-free. Won’t be swimming it individually, and there’s no way Lochte or Phelps will scratch that race. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Olympic Swimming Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWIMSWAM TEAM: Swim nerd 1, Pretty Boy Stud, my beautiful wife & site manager, Swim Nerd 2, Swim Nerd 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The view from the mix zone, the media area where all of the athletes exited the pool.  Good-bye Omaha. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. junker23 says:
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    1) Side breathing in fly looks incredibly unfun for your neck.

    2) Claire Donahue = butterfly?

  2. aswimfan says:
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    And where’s the photo of the most surprising result: Scott Weltz?

  3. Gold Medal Mel Stewart says:
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    I was a side-breather. Just giving a shout out…. It’s not uncomfortable, btw, but I’d teach kids to swim fly like Phelps. That’s the stroke you want…of course. Thanks for the heads up on the Donahue typo.

  4. drdov says:
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    I appreciate this website
    I’m a mega swim fan and there’s not much sites out there

  5. Mike Lewis says:
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    Excellent photos!

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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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