As a young athlete, coaches and older swimmers will tell you that half the joy of swimming isn’t the wins or the records, it’s the people you meet along the way.
There’s no better evidence of that than this highlight video from the wedding between Texas Longhorn swimmers Michael McBroom and Becca (Tomlin) McBroom.
The video is submitted by Gina Palombit, who swam against Becca back in high school. The two eventually became close enough that Palombit filmed and edited the McBroom wedding last month.
The McBrooms, of course, swam together at the University of Texas and their wedding video is filled with other swimmers they met along the way – swimmers from various colleges, states and nationalities celebrating the bonds they built through the sport of swimming.
There’s a big Texas Longhorns contingent – they all pose for a photo at one point in the video – which makes sense, given the wedding was in El Paso, Texas. And Michael, an American record-holder, is far from the only household swimming name in attendance for the festivities.
You can check out the video above, courtesy of Gina Palombit on Vimeo (or you can find the video by following this link). How many notable swimmers can you recognize?