Present Michael Phelps an Award

Ever wonder what it’s like to present Michael Phelps with an award? Olympians, officials and coaches present awards all the time, but most swimmers may never get the chance. At the Charlotte UltraSwim we decided to remedy the situation and give you a first person “video” point of view of the process. There isn’t much to it, but it’s fun nonetheless. With the help of the swimswam crew, who sponsored the 200 butterfly at the swimming meet, we captured this video for you… And, yes, that’s a GoPro strapped to Mel’s head.

Many thanks to SwimMAC for hosting another great USA Swimming Grand Prix competition.

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bobo gigi

Yes! I watched the webcast (during the night for me) and I saw a man with a camera on his head who gave the medals. He looked like a miner with a safety lamp. And it was Mel Stewart. It was very impressive.

jean michel

Good idea Mel ! and especially during your tour of the deck …so we could see how it is during a grand prix !

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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