Arena Pro Swim Series Minneapolis Prelims Photo Vault

It’s that time again. Some of the world’s best are hitting the water at the University of Minnesota for the first stop in this season’s Arena Pro Swim Series Minneapolis.  Our chief photographer Mike Lewis is on deck and here’s some of what he made this morning.

Dana Vollmer is back and flying fast (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Dana Vollmer is back and flying fast (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Steve West, the oldest man to qualify for the Olympic trials in 2012, still ripping fast and aiming for the 2016 cut (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Steve West, the oldest man to qualify for the Olympic trials in 2012, still ripping fast and aiming for the 2016 cut (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Tim Phillips by Mike Lewis

Tim Phillips in the prelims of the 100 fly (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Breeja Larson in the prelims of the 100 breast at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Minneapolis (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Breeja Larson in the prelims of the 100 breast at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Minneapolis (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Elizabeth Beisel in the prelims of the 200 freestyle (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Elizabeth Beisel in the prelims of the 200 freestyle (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Simone Manuel at the USA Swimming pro swim series stop in Minneapolis (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Simone Manuel at the USA Swimming pro swim series stop in Minneapolis (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Chase Kalisz in the prelims of the 200 free at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Minneapolis (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Chase Kalisz in the prelims of the 200 free at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Minneapolis (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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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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