Calm Before the Storm: Team USA Pre-Worlds Photo Vault

2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • All sports: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Pool swimming: Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Korea
  • Meet site
  • FinaTV Live Stream
  • Live results

Here’s a collection of photos taken during Team USA’s first day in Gwangju.

Lia Neal, Leah Smith & Lilly King arriving in Gwangju for 2019 FINA World Championship courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

2019 FINA World Championship Gwangju courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Greg Meehan talks with Regan Smith. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Simone Manuel and Olivia Smoliga getting in one of their last meet tune ups with Team USA. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Allison Schmitt getting used to the World Champs pool in Gwangju. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Abrahm Devine holding holding one of his final workouts before the meet starts. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Katie Ledecky gets ready to hop in the pool for a pre-meet workout. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Ledecky getting ready to do pace work in the World Champs pool. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Mallory Comerford before a pre-meet swim. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Ally McHugh prepares to get in the pool. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Regan Smith pre-meet tune up.  courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Olivia Smoliga practices her backstroke start in the World Champs pool. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Abbey Weitzeil smiling as her first swim in the Gwangju pool goes in the books. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Nathan Adrian 2019 FINA World Championship Gwangju courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Josh Prenot warming up. 2019 FINA World Championship Gwangju courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Dave Marsh and Kathleen Baker stepping on deck in Gwangju for the time courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Team USA getting ready for a pre-meet workout. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Matt Grevers and Nathan Adrian 2019 FINA World Championship Gwangju courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

Zach Harting Spends some quality time with his beard before he has to shave it. courtesy of Rafael Domeyko

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leisurely1:29
4 years ago

Zach Harting spending quality time with his beard😂😂😂

Scott
4 years ago

Who is that guy in the suit standing behind Meehan Regan Smith

Admin
Reply to  Scott
4 years ago

All the way on the right? That’s Ryan Murphy.

SwimmerJ
4 years ago

Mallory is such a badas$

Anonymoose
Reply to  SwimmerJ
4 years ago

Favorite picture, i love that stare for some reason lol

Definitely Not Sun Yang
4 years ago

That Adrian-Grevers picture is ICONIC

Devin
4 years ago

Murphy is HUGE

Tomek
Reply to  Devin
4 years ago

Dressel in the last picture is all muscles

Captain Ahab
4 years ago

From the photos it appears that AbbeyWeitzeil and Katie Ledecky are the only two athletes that are ready, loose, relaxed, and prepared. Everyone else is looks nervous.

Pvdh
Reply to  Captain Ahab
4 years ago

Oh no. People are nervous before a big meet. How strange

MTK
Reply to  Captain Ahab
4 years ago

So you just looked to see who was smiling in their picture? Not a great way to judge who is relaxed.

Pvdh
4 years ago

Find someone who looks at you the way Grevers looks at Adrian

SWIMBOY
Reply to  Pvdh
4 years ago

@AnnieGrevers

Annie Grevers
Reply to  SWIMBOY
4 years ago

Still waiting to earn that dreamy gaze

CraigH
4 years ago

Matt Grevers to Nathan Adrian: “When did we get so Old?”

jim
Reply to  CraigH
4 years ago

OK, now someone do the Faceapp with all these pictures!

The michael phelps caterpillar
Reply to  jim
4 years ago

Yeah give our info to the Rooskies! Woohoo!