TopTenTweets: On The Road To Paris

Welcome back for another edition of TopTenTweets! It’s been a busy spring as swimmers prepare to pursue their Olympic dreams later this summer. Many countries have already held their Olympic Trials, the U.S Trials begin in less than two weeks, and preparation continues in Paris — all of which are at the center of many of our featured posts this week.

10. A Day In the Life at Mare Nostrum: Barcelona

Part of that Olympic preparation includes the Mare Nostrum tour, which wraps up this weekend. If you weren’t able to make the meet, here’s a peek at what it was like to go to the Barcelona stop. 

9. A Happy Anniversary (Part 1)

Next up are two anniversary posts. We’ve given priority to the anniversary with the bigger number but this is one of the most incredible cakes we’ve ever seen. 

8. A Happy Anniversary (Part 2)

Congratulations to all! 

7. If You Build It They Will Come

Construction on the Olympic pool and aquatic complex is well underway.  

6. Meanwhile, In Indianapolis

Not only is the pool getting built in the football stadium, they’ve done a little redecorating 

5. Swimming Goes Hollywood

Awesome footage from Olympian Hannah Miley, who worked as a stunt double on the new movie The Young Woman and the Sea

4. Indianapolis Bound

Matt Grevers made his 7th Olympic Trials at the end of May, swimming 22.50 in the 50 freestyle. 

3. Officials Qualify for Paris Too

Congratulations to Gary Stoops for being selected to officiate at the Olympics and also prompting the thought “what if officials had Olympic Trials too?” 

2. One Race, Three World Records

World records have been falling left and right at the Para Swimming World Series in Berlin, including three in the men’s 50 breaststroke alone. 

1. Olympic Dream Fulfilled

One of the best parts about Olympic Trials season is stories like these. 

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Diehard
1 month ago

#1 is more impressive if one knows the back story! Jeremy went to med school in the last several years and is a Doctor! Not easy to train for his events and go to med school. He doesn’t swim the 50! Congrats Jeremy!

Pullbuoy
1 month ago

I can exclusively reveal…it’s not a real cake, sadly. But you don’t want to know how many goes the AI took to generate one that didn’t have canoes in the pool.

Adam H.
1 month ago

That photo of Douglass goes hard

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Reply to  Adam H.
1 month ago

Somewhere in the state of Indiana, Lilly King is not impressed.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
1 month ago

Never would I have thought Michael Andrew would pass up Mare Nostrum.

I miss the ISL (Go dawgs)
1 month ago

Proud of myself for understanding everything in Spanish in that first video.

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Sophie grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, which means yes, she does root for the Bruins, but try not to hold that against her. At 9, she joined her local club team because her best friend convinced her it would be fun. Shoulder surgery ended her competitive swimming days long ago, …

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