Pro Swim Series Charlotte Photo Vault Prelims Day 3

A fun weekend of fast swimming and good times is underway in Charlotte at the penultimate stop of the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series. SwimSwam’s chief photographer Mike Lewis is on hand making some cool images for us.  Here’s a bit of what he captured this morning in prelims.

Madison Kennedy in the 50 (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Madison Kennedy in the 50 (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Natalie Coughlin gets ready for the 50 free prelims (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Natalie Coughlin gets ready for the 50 free prelims (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Andrew Seliskar (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Andrew Seliskar (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Tom Shields breaking out in the 200 fly prelims (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Tom Shields breaking out in the 200 fly prelims (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Michael Phelps (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Michael Phelps (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Ionnis Drymonakos (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Ionnis Drymonakos (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Cesar Cielo takes the blocks in the 50 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Cesar Cielo takes the blocks in the 50 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Ryan Lochte off in the 100 back (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Ryan Lochte off in the 100 back (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Renzo Tjon A Joe off in the 50 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Renzo Tjon A Joe off in the 50 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Marcelo Chierighini (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Marcelo Chierighini (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Natalie Coughlin (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Natalie Coughlin (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Katie Ford breakout in the 50 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Katie Ford breakout in the 50 free (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Canada's Chantal Van Landeghem (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Canada’s Chantal Van Landeghem (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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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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