US Olympians on Twitter: The Complete List

The London Olympics of 2012 will be the Games of social media. Yes, facebook (and MySpace – remember that?) were very popular during the 2008 Olympics. But with the rise of Twitter and “Fan Pages” to dominate the scene, fans are able to interact, connect, and track the every move of their favorite athletes like never before. For the professionals, whoever wins Twitter will win the money-list.

With this new level of accessibility, the athletes take much better control over their image and their own message, and whoever can attract the most fans will garner the most sponsor attention. The athletes are already Tweeting a lot of great pictures and updates from their camps in Knoxville and France, and here’s links to all of their Twitter accounts so that you can follow them.

For ease, we’ve created an easy-to-follow list that you can subscribe to. Heck, you can even follow this list if you don’t have a Twitter! Subscribe to the list here on Twitter by clicking the “Subscribe” button on the left. Check out the feed below, and see a list of Twitter accounts for the whole Olympic Team.




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Thanks Braden – really useful list for us to follow, cheers!

USA Swimming does have a similar list, but it includes National Teamers who didn’t make it on the Olympic team:!/USA_Swimming/national-team

Is there a comparable list for the Britsih & Oz Olympians? The closest one I’ve found was this one:!/Swimnetwork/worldath


if Lochte keeps up those advertising tweets, someone is going to have to develop a SPAM catcher for twitter.


Haha have to concur all those advertising tweets from Ryan were starting to get annoying!

Was noticing how quite a few swimming related personalities (mostly Americans) have been included on this list of “Fifty Twitter feeds you need to follow during the London Olympics” from SI: Natalie, Missy, Rowdy, Jessica, Ryan & Michael, USA Swimming, and Eamon.

And an USA Today report on the American squad’s “rookie skits” that were enacted last night in training camp (rather vague with the details as to be expected):

Would be hilarious if the Chloe skit had been a parody of her infamous promotional glam video that drew so much attention & comments on this site lol


How about these Maxim photos of hers that Rebecca Soni tweeted today (lucky Ricky!)

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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