Arena Pro Swim Series Charlotte Friday Prelims Photo Vault

The folks in Charlotte pull out all the stops to host great swim meets.  This year’s stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series  at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center is no exception.  There’s a buzz in the air as some of the world’s greatest swimmers are on hand to race.  SwimSwam’s chief photographer Mike Lewis is in Charlotte to bring us these images from the meet.

Katinka Hosszu Charlotte by Mike Lewis

Katinka Hosszu in the prelims of the 200 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Michael Phelps Charlotte by Mike Lewis-13

Michael Phelps at the start of the 100 fly prelims (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Michael Phelps Charlotte by Mike Lewis-3

Michael Phelps following the prelim swim of the 200 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace Charlotte by Mike Lewis-10

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace before the start of the prelims of the 100 fly (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Cesar Cielo Charlotte by Mike Lewis-12

Cesar Cielo in the 100 fly prelims (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace Charlotte by Mike Lewis-11

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Micah Lawrence Charlotte by Mike Lewis-4

Micah Lawrence (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Michael Phelps Charlotte by Mike Lewis

Michael Phelps (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Danjohnrob

Was MP this muscular back in 2008? I remember thinking he looked kind of skinny in 2012, but in photo’s he looks buff right now despite being so lean.

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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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