Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: Croatia, Alligators, Anderson


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

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.



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?


Friendly fire was engaged at the Canadian staging camp for Worlds.  Seems like it’s all in good fun…..right??


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!


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!


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.


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.


We’re always on the look out for “Top Ten Tweet”-worthy pictures and swim-isms in the Twitterverse, but it doesn’t hurt to follow @kfortegon and @rettarace.  Happy tweeting this week!

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These are great but you used to be able to retweet directly from this page and I can’t do it on these for some reason?

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Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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