Hey, Hasler Got Better!

So, who remembers this video that went mega-viral on the internet a few years ago?

The ‘Daniel’ in this video was Daniel Hasler, who during his freshman season at Princeton in 2010-2011 got really sick, spent some time in a hospital, and missed the Ivy League Championships. His teammates in turn made a video to cheer him up.

It’s been a hard road back, but it seems as though this morning at the U.S. Open, Hasler felt better. He swam a 2:14.94 in the 200 meter breaststroke to take an 11th seed into finals, and cut over four seconds off of his previous lifetime best.

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The Martin Family
10 years ago

Go Daniel! Pennsylvania Street is cheering for you. A batch of brownies will be here for you when you get home. patty

10 years ago

In case you were wondering what happened to Daniel…I got the scoop from a friend who has a connection to Daniel.

Daniel was in the hospital for a lung infection of MRSA and another condition on top of that…. which potentially could’ve caused death if the illness gets too serious to where his body couldn’t continue to fight off infection. Daniel was in the hospital for weeks and had to miss the remainder of the 2011 spring semester for school and swimming at Princeton University.

Hasler became sick to the point where he had to have surgery to have partial remove of one lungs. So the stud is swimming with a partial lung! Crazy! He then returned home… Read more »

10 years ago

Totally fun video and teammates! Good luck to Dan and any other teammates swimming this week! (hadn’t seen video before – thanks for sharing!)

M Palota
10 years ago

Brings a tear to my eye… Teammates are the best friends you’ll ever have. I’m betting everyone who did that video knows about his race and are as proud & happy as he is.

10 years ago

Way to go Daniel! Great race!

Mid Major Swim Fan
10 years ago

Awesome that you guys pointed this out!

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