The U.S. Olympic Swim Team has arrived in Tokyo, Japan, after training for about a week and a half in Hawaii. Prior to leaving, several swimmers posted on Instagram announcing their departure from Hawaii and thanking those involved for putting on a great camp. There was an issue with the plane leading to a flight delay leaving Hawaii, but the team finally got underway.
Swimmers largely opted to document the flight itself using Instagram stories, rather than posts, so we don’t have any on-flights pictures to share. From what we saw from a few swimmers’ stories, the flight to Tokyo may not have been quite as swanky as Mark Cuban’s plane was in 2016, but it still appeared that the team got to enjoy some primo seating.
USA Swimming’s Instagram posted a story around noon Wednesday (Eastern time) showing swimmers and coaches walking off of the plane in Tokyo, and we’ve already seen a few additional stories from Tokyo itself. We’ll update if we and when we find some more posts we can embed from team members and coaches.
The team will have another ten days to get over jet lag and settle in before competition starts Saturday, July 24th. Initially, the team will be based at a Team USA training center in Setagaya, a southwestern ward of Tokyo, then they should move in to the Olympic Village next week.
Mahalo Hawaii. 🤙 On to the next one.
Mood when we get to spend an extra day in Hawaii 🤙
Me to the island of Oahu as we take off for Tokyo 👋👋👋👋
✌🏻 to Honolulu & a biiig 👍🏼 to Tokyo. We got our flight!!