In the proposal-of-the-year, and one that frankly everyone saw coming, USA Swimming National Team member Matt Grevers proposed to his girlfriend, National Team member Annie Chandler, from atop the podium on Saturday night at the Missouri Grand Prix.
Grevers, after winning the men’s 100 backstroke title in 53.57, asked Annie to marry him, and she responded with a resounding “yes”.
Grevers and Chandler have been dating for years, as the pair trains together at Tucson Ford, and are one of USA Swimming’s power couples. Grevers put up quite an impressive swim considering the nerves that were awaiting him when he finished, in the form of a true professional.
Subplot is whether or not their future children will swim or play basketball: Grevers stands about 6’8, and Chandler is about 6’3.
This puts the pressure on to two other National Team couples: Ricky Berens and Michael Klueh (Rebecca Soni and Emily Brunemann, respectively).
USA Swimming posted this video of the event: