— Elizabeth Beisel ⚓ (@ebeisel34) July 24, 2015
Lots of fierce female swimming talent in one photo. All smiles for Elizabeth Beisel, Natalie Coughlin, Maya DiRado, Shannon Vreeland and Micah Lawrence.
#9 and #8
— Jude Gaines ⚓️ (@judygaines) July 24, 2015
Swimming w a gator this morning! pic.twitter.com/Hf2A1s7MNY
— Rowdy Gaines (@RowdyGaines) July 24, 2015
So……an alligator in the pool is kind of unexpected. Didn’t seem to rattle long-time swimmer Rowdy Gaines, in the least – he went on to get a workout in next to his new little friend.
— Bettie Logan (@loganbettie) July 22, 2015
Although we don’t recommend it, an incident involving a head and a lane line is certainly one way to get out of practice, right, Alex Tschopp?
— KennedyGoss (@kennedygoss) July 22, 2015
Friendly fire was engaged at the Canadian staging camp for Worlds. Seems like it’s all in good fun…..right??
— Nicolas Fink (@Nic_Fink) July 23, 2015
Speaking of training camps, if you follow any of the United States’ Worlds team on Twitter, you’ve no doubt laid eyes upon their truly rough training environment in Croatia. I mean, the terrible conditions under which America’s best is forced to prepare for Kazan…..geesh!
Went to check out the open water venue this morning. When I came home to shower, I had a little friend in my suit pic.twitter.com/U9PBbVEfUk
— Ashley Twichell (@atwich616) July 23, 2015
Another wildlife-inspired tweet, this time from Ashley Twichell, who found a little buddy accompanied her home from an open water swim in Kazan this week!
feeling strong before nationals! pic.twitter.com/QsOr8GNo7H
— Caeleb Dressel (@CaelebDressel) July 26, 2015
So, there’s ‘strong’, and then there’s Caeleb Dressel distorted-biceps-only-recognizable-by-the-tat-strong.
Yes, this is technically on Instagram, but was tweeted as well. Michael Phelps walked in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, which kicked off in Los Angeles this past weekend.
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) July 25, 2015
Congratulations to American swimmer Haley Anderson who earned the first competitive swimming medal of the 2015 FINA World Championships, claiming gold in the women’s 5k open water race.
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