PHOTO VAULT: Watch Darian Townsend Get Sworn In as U.S. Citizen

Today, Darian Townsend became an American citizen. In two weeks in Irvine, California, he’ll race to become a member of the U.S. National Team.

Townsend is now training with Garrett McCaffrey of the Phoenix Swim Club, who also happens to be a SwimSwam co-founder, and Garrett was on hand today at the swearing in and shared some pictures with us.

The former South African looks good in a different kind of a suit, and American swim fans hope that he’ll look good in a red, white, and blue suit later this year in the Gold Coast.

See Townsend’s interview with Mike Lewis discussing his plans as the newest American.
See what impact this could have on the U.S. National swimming landscape.

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6 years ago

That’s marvelous, thank you for posting.

6 years ago

I think he wants some Olympic hardware from some USA relays….

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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