The Anthony Ervin Olympic Photo Vault

At SwimSwam we got a lot of requests to create a photo-spread on swimming star & comeback kid, Anthony Ervin. Thanks to resident artist and photographer, Tim Binning, we have the images. See all of Tim’s images (from NCAA coverage to the Grand Prix events to the Olympic Trials) here. 

I’m a sprinter….sprinting’s awesome!













Go Bears!


































































Huh? What did I go?














You’re an Olympian……………………again!














So…this is what bliss feels like….














I love Casey Barrett for supporting me. I love Imagine Swimming. I love Teri McKeever for encouraging me to make a comeback…I love swimming…I love everybody!














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Craig H
9 years ago

Love to see some vintage photos of what he looked like in 2000/2001.

9 years ago

What does Imagine Swimming has to do with him?

Reply to  Mike
9 years ago

He was an Instructor and Coach at Imagine Swimming, and largely credits working with the children there for bringing him back to the sport.

9 years ago

I announced the Stanford/Cal men’s dual meet in 2000 when Ervin was a freshman. I remember the excitement when he broke the pool record in the 100 free in 42.6. Record still stands, I believe.

I’d love to see Garrett or Capt. Mel do an interview with Ervin and have him describe his tattoos in detail (closeups, what they are, when he got them, his state of mind, etc.). It would be interesting.

Jean Michel
9 years ago

Great guy and great swimmer !!!!

9 years ago

Great to see him return! How fortunate for this dude to be able to experience this olympic process with a whole new pair of glasses, (literally and figuratively). (for a little inspiration)

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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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