Swimming’s TopTenTweets: The Bellyflops We Didn’t Know We Needed

We’re back with swimming’s TopTenTweets, where we round up the best of the swimming Twitterverse. From a Katie Ledecky-Washington Nationals interaction for the ages to Ryan Held‘s love life, scroll to see what made the cut!


#11 (Bonus!)

Hands down the best sponsorship deal in pro swimming.

#10

FYI: Garrett Weber-Gale went 49.91 in 2004, when he was 19 years old. He later became the first American to break 48.

#9

Accurate.

#8

Good work Kierra.

#7

Pro tip: Grant Shoults is giving us a look into daily Stanford shenanigans on Twitter every day in May. You’re gonna want to give him a follow.

#6

This might as well be a sprint vs. distance poll.

#5

The #grind never stops.

#4

SwimSwam wishes you and your drag socks a lifetime of happiness, Ryan.

#3

The author of this article cannot think of a more ideal Twitter interaction. More of this, please.

#2

Hey, TYR: can we make this one of the stroke options for the mystery medley at the Pro Swim Series?

#1

We didn’t know we needed to see bellyflops this good and this graceful until we saw them. And now we can’t stop watching.

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2X ozaukee!

About Torrey Hart

Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majors in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swims distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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