US Olympic Team, Call Me Maybe Video

  67 Garrett McCaffrey | July 26th, 2012 | Featured, London 2012 Olympics, News

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    This is just the greatest. No question about it.

  2. Kris O. says:
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    Hilarious! They sure know how to relax before Olympics.

  3. Skylar says:
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    I’m waiting for the day I get sick of this song. Today is not that day.

  4. Karen_Mizzou says:
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    That. Was. Amazing. I also thought I’d get sick of this song, but no way now!

  5. Teresa says:
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    I hate the song but that was awesome!

  6. coacherik says:
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    HATED this song before this video. Last age group meet I was at, they played it about 10 times. After seeing this video, still can’t stand the song but the video certainly made me laugh and no longer hate it. Love how they are all getting involved and shows they are really starting to gel as a team.

  7. Yung Vesuvius says:
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    Being a swimmer myself just really shows how relaxing and fun this had to have been!

  8. CB says:
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    This just made my day.

  9. rjcid says:
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    After watching this, I am convinced Missy Franklin has a future in television. Oh and that swimming thing she does aint too shabby either.

  10. DDias says:
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    The song sucks, but the video was funny.

  11. mike says:
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    Adorable. Great to see those folks relaxing before such a big event!

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    Awesome!!!!! Enjoy guys as we enjoy all of u!!! What a great team spirit!!!!

  13. Prairie says:
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    Hilarious

  14. drdov says:
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    0:38 who’s that?

  15. joeb says:
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    Chloe and Caitlin?

  16. Gold Medal Mel Stewart says:
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    …this is going viral.

  17. Karen_Mizzou says:
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    on the slide?

  18. Karen_Mizzou says:
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    Who’s** on the slide?

  19. Chupi130 says:
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    You’ve gotta have fun to swim fast! Go Team USA! :) Love the video

  20. Kasside says:
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    Was that Phelps at the beginning? 😀

  21. aswimfan says:
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    Awesome!
    Great to see they are having so much fun!
    And Missy is a much better dancer than Nathalie ‘Dancing with The Stars” coughlin.

  22. aswimfan says:
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    And male swimmers definitely do not make great dancers!
    :)

  23. DanJohnRob says:
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    Thank you Caitlin, Kathleen and the gang! I already loved that song, now it’s going to be an all-time favorite. It makes me so happy to see all these happy, healthy, young people enjoying the incredible journey their lives are taking. Go USA!

  24. Ellen says:
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    I don’t like the song one bit, but I LOVE this video! What fun the USA Swim Team is having doing this bit! They are going to swim lights out in London. They are ready to ROCK the house! GO USA SWIM TEAM! P.S. Love the bit where Ryan throws a kiss. *thud*

  25. Tracy says:
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    This video is awesome, what a great way to count down to the Olympics.

  26. Kimmie says:
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    Who is at 2:59 dancing in the hallway?

  27. Ravenator says:
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    I miss swimming…

  28. Philip Johnson says:
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    lol at Jimmy Feigen & was that Hansen?

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    Love how the teams are having fun – this is so cute!

  30. adam says:
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    Funny, but nothing comparing to Splash on ’em:D

    For folks that haven’t seen that:

  31. junker23 says:
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    Well, when the team fails to meet expectations, we will know why. LESS VIDEOS, MORE PRACTICING. THE CHINESE AIN’T NEVER EVEN HEARD THIS SONG, LET ALONE MADE SOME CUTESY VIDEOS.

    • mike says:
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      To quote John McEnroe: You cannot be serious! If the Chinese outswim us because they have faceless nameless automotons who have no fun, then fine. I much prefer our approach.

    • Shawn says:
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      I guess they should have built an endless pool in the plane and team bus to practice while traveling.

    • Etienne says:
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      Plant humor, add water buddy. It’s all in fun.

    • aswimfan says:
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      Junker23,

      You are wrong. This kind of bonding activity is what made USA always rose and outperformed in previous Olympics.

    • swamcoach says:
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      JUNKER23, are you a sad depressed person? Maybe you need to call me maybe?
      Smile once in a while!!!

      • Braden Keith says:
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        Guys, I’m 99.5% certain he was joking. Junker’s comments are usually tongue-in-cheek.

        • junker23 says:
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          Yuppers. I think it’s adorable.

          And it just got teased in a commercial for the post-Opening Ceremony local news here in Boston, so it’s getting some solid non-internet publicity.

  32. Danielle H. says:
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    Loved it! I didn’t think it was possible for me to be more excited about cheering on team USA!

  33. SwimSam says:
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    The look on Hansen’s face as he is watching Fiegen is classic!

    • aswimfan says:
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      Yup!
      And Feigen is such a big dork (and I am saying this not in negative way). Too funny.

      • Neptune says:
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        Way to funny. Good to see the other side of these athletes. Totally different perspective than seeing them at competition.

  34. KYLE says:
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    Alright ill say it for all the guys who have watched this video. The laddies of Team USA are pretty good looking.

  35. Brian says:
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    Probably the best video made of this that I’ve seen. Definitely trumps the Harvard baseball team one.

    • aswimfan says:
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      That Harvard baseball parody is lame. I don’t understand how it gets 14millions+ views.
      The olympics swimming team version is way more awesome, more funny!

  36. ScubaSteve says:
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    Everyone’s focusing on the athletes- I think that Jon Urbanchek and Jack Roach may be the true highlights though. 2 most fun coaches on the pool deck for sure.

    • Royale w/Cheese says:
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      Enjoyed Rowdy and Dan Hicks as well…this is just great, makes me miss the team atmosphere of college swimming!

  37. DDias says:
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    Holy shit, Braden!Almost a million of views!When i saw it was just two hundred something…Wow!

  38. KK says:
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    Who is at 0:16 ??

  39. RAPM says:
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    Someone should make a follow-up version with subtitles of the names of all the swimmers and the number of medals they won in London.

  40. anonymous says:
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    Somehow twitter always leads me to swimswam…well, I wrote this up in my stickies a while ago when the video first came out because I was curious if everyone on the team made it. Yes probably could have been more productive with my time… oh well! Someone want to clean it up?

    0:00 Coach Jack Roach, Ariana Kukors, Michael Phelps (left-right)
    0:04 Caitlin Leverenz, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer, Andrew Gemmell (front-back)
    0:07 Elizabeth Beisel
    0:09 Kathleen Hersey, Jimmy Feigen
    0:11 Alyssa Anderson, Cullen Jones, Kathleen Hersey
    0:13 Anthony Ervin
    0:14 Matt McLean
    0:17 Eric Shanteau
    0:19 Brendan Hansen
    0:21 Kathleen Hersey
    0:24 Missy Franklin
    0:28 Cammile Adams (front), Caitlin Leverenz (back)
    0:32 Chloe Sutton
    0:34 Kathleen Hersey (?)
    0:37 Lauren Perdue (front), Caitlin Leverenz (back)
    0:45 Jimmy Feigen (left), Brendan Hansen (right)
    0:53 ___ (dancing), Michael Phelps (sitting)
    0:55 Jason Lezak
    0:57 Alyssa Anderson
    0:59 Natalie Coughlin
    1:00 Ryan Lochte
    1:04 Missy Franklin
    1:13 Kathleen Hersey
    1:21 Lauren Perdue
    1:29 Natalie Coughlin
    1:37 Missy Franklin (left), Kara Lynn Joyce (right)
    1:45 Matt Grevers
    1:47 Nathan Adrian
    1:53 (Brendan Hansen?? Someone dancing again)
    1:57 Women’s Team: (left side, front-back) Missy Franklin, Rachel Bootsma, Cammile Adams, Shannon Vreeland, Micah Lawrence, Allison Schmitt. (right side, back-front) Chloe Sutton, Kathleen Hersey, Alyssa Anderson, Breeja Larson, Katie Ledecky, Dana Vollmer, Lauren Perdue, Rebecca Soni (Can’t make out everyone…)
    2:09 Eric Shanteau (?)
    2:20 Tyler McGill
    2:23 (not sure)
    2:26 Rebecca Soni, Ricky Berens
    2:31 Dana Vollmer
    2:33 ______, Alyssa Anderson (?), Charlie Houchin (left-right)
    2:39 Allison Schmitt, Elizabeth Beisel, Ariana Kukors (left-right)
    2:40 Chloe Sutton, Cammile Adams, Lauren Perdue (front: left-right); Katie Ledecky, Breeja Larson, Rachel Bootsma (back: left-right)
    2:45 ???????
    2:49 _______, Conor Dwyer
    2:52 Elizabeth Beisel (?), Charlie Houchin (?)
    2:55 Women’s Team: Chloe Sutton, Claire Donahue, Micah Lawrence
    2:56 LOL: Rowdy Gaines, Andrea Kramer, Dan Hicks
    2:59 Matt Grevers
    3:00 ???? Charlie Houchin??
    3:02 (left-right) Rachel Bootsma, Katie Ledecky, Cammile Adams, Shannon Vreeland, Dana Vollmer, Breeja Larson, Chloe Sutton, Lauren Perdue
    3:06 Coach Jon Urbanchek

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No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming.After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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