Where In the World Are Swimming National Teams? Team Locations Ahead of Tokyo

TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

  • Friday, July 22 – Sunday, August 8, 2021
  • Swimming: Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
  • Tokyo, Japan

With exactly two weeks remaining before the first day of swimming competition in Tokyo, teams are beginning to come together in their final preparations before the Games. While some countries like the USA have come together for a destination camp, others are headed straight to Japan.

Below is a list of the current locations of select national teams.

Argentina – Dubai

Delfi Pignatiello shared a series of photos of herself in Dubai and included a shot of a pool. It appears to be the same pool that South Africa’s Chad Le Clos shared on his Instagram story today. It is unclear whether she traveled there alone or with the rest of the Argentinian team before heading to Japan.

Australia – Cairns, Australia

The Australians have begun their training at home. Alex Graham posted a photo with Kyle Chalmers, Mack Horton, and Jack McLoughlin at a pool in Queensland. Similarly, world record-holder Cate Campbell posted a series of stories on her page, mentioning that she had not yet traveled out of Australia.

Canada – Vancouver

Candian Olympic swimmers took part in a photoshoot today as they began their training for Tokyo.

The Canadians are training together in Vancouver. The swimmers appeared to be taking part in a photoshoot today, documented by Swimming Canada via their Instagram stories. Kierra Smith, Taylor Ruck, Brent Hayden, Ruslan Gaziev, Kayla Sanchez, Joshua Liendo, and Yuri Kisil were among the athletes shown in the photoshoot.

Denmark – Headed to Tokyo

Team Denmark is headed directly to Tokyo via Pernille Blume on Instagram

Pernille Blume announced that she was off to Tokyo today before documenting some of her trip on her stories. She was seen in the airport with the entire Danish team who opted to travel to Tokyo together.

 

Great Britain – Headed to Tokyo

Adam Peaty shared in a lengthy post that he would be traveling to Yokohama for a training camp with Great Britain. A few days before they are set to compete, the team will make the trip to Tokyo as they gear up to race.

France – Headed to Tokyo

Mélanie Henique shared on her Instagram story that she was headed to Japan.

Mehdy Metella and Mélanie Henique both mentioned on their stories that they were headed to Tokyo. The French swimmers shared photos of themselves at the airport, with their next stop being Japan.

Hungary – Japan

Katinka Hosszu shared multiple stories on her Instagram indicating that she and her teammates are in Japan.

Katinka Hosszu has landed in Japan. She and the rest of the Hungarian team have already begun their training for the 2020 Olympic Games. She posted a series of photos on her Instagram stories documenting the warm welcome they received upon their arrival.

Netherlands – Headed to Tokyo

The Netherlands’ swimmers are ready for their flight to Tokyo.

Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Nyls Korstanje of the Netherlands are off to Tokyo. They were at the airport this morning, making their way to Japan. They were wearing their national team clothes as they trekked through the terminals.

South Africa – Dubai

Chad Le Clos has documented that he is training in Dubai. It is unclear whether he is there with other swimmers, but he was seen entering a pool today. He is at the same location as Argentina’s team.

USA – Hawaii

Team USA has been training in Hawaii for about a week now. They are expected to train there for a bit longer before they head off to Japan for the Olympic Games. USA Swimming has shared multiple photos and videos of the training camp on its twitter page. The team has already celebrated multiple birthdays and the athletes appear to be enjoying their time together in the sun.

 

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Ghost
2 months ago

USA leaving Hawaii this weekend. Update?

Hswimmer
Reply to  Ghost
2 months ago

I believe they are flying out Monday

Ghost
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 months ago

I doubt they go to village so soon, so where is there next camp?
One of the staff or athletes posted that they had their last workout in Hawaii!

live in setagaya
Reply to  Ghost
2 months ago

Their next camp will be at Kinuta Park in Setagaya city (Tokyo) I believe.

You Don’t Say
Reply to  Ghost
2 months ago

West Tokyo

Gold Medal Mel
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 months ago

Monday is correct

Torchbearer
2 months ago

Cairns perfect place to prepare…for those who dont know it is at the Northern tip of Australia in the tropics!

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Torchbearer
2 months ago

Dubai would be fun as well.

Joel
Reply to  Irish Ringer
2 months ago

Ummmm…..wrong direction. Look at a map 😁

Coach
Reply to  Irish Ringer
2 months ago

Except that it will be easily over 40 degree Celsius every day

Deepblue
2 months ago

Peaty’s comment that it’s coming home to England😳😳😳

Verram
Reply to  Deepblue
2 months ago

Euros ? ⚽️

Joel
Reply to  Verram
2 months ago

Yes . Except I’m not sure England is tha home of soccer. South American countries often win the World Cup

Verram
Reply to  Joel
2 months ago

Euro finals is between England and Italia .. no South American countries in that .. so the trophy could only “come home” between the two finalists

Joel
Reply to  Verram
2 months ago

I don’t think I’d call it coming home

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Joel
2 months ago

England uses that terminology for every major soccer event, men’s or women’s. If it’s the World Cup or Euros and England makes the knockout stage, then it’s coming home. I like it. The players and commentators have fun with it.

Jamie5678
Reply to  Joel
2 months ago

South American teams arguably are the best but I think England invented the game to be be fair … which I think is the meaning behind the ‘coming home’ notion.

Corn Pop
Reply to  Joel
2 months ago

Its an historic saying . Maybe something about 1966 when they last won something. In less than that time another Indigenous Australian is bringing Wimbledon trophy home .

Also what does it mean , he’s ‘ free.’ ?

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  Joel
2 months ago

Lmfao

Afcl1
Reply to  Joel
2 months ago

“It’s coming home” because this sport (football) was born in england 🙂

Last edited 2 months ago by Afcl1
Emg1986
Reply to  Joel
2 months ago

“it’s coming home” references the view that England wrote the rules of the modern game, arguably of course. If it was actually coming home it would be heading the 300BCE China.

FST
Reply to  Deepblue
2 months ago

Tonight’s the football final Italy v England.

Lokermotion
Reply to  Deepblue
2 months ago

It’s just a lyric from a catchy song written for Euro ’96 which was the first tournament England had hosted since ’66.

Dee
Reply to  Deepblue
2 months ago

I’ve heard it annoys a lot of other countries because it gets lost in translation, but it’s a self-deprecating song about how we’re s**t at football but never lose hope that we might bring a trophy home again one day 🤞🏻

Last edited 2 months ago by Dee
Snap Crackle & Popavici
2 months ago

Team Israel with a big contingent and Coach Dave Marsh are in the Philippines at New Clark City

That jerk Mitch
2 months ago

Wow. What a major mistake for Team Danmark. They are arriving in Tokyo today!! They will be prisoners in their rooms for 3 weeks before they compete. Follow their IG posts closely to see if they get the same experience as other sports events all Spring long in Japan, which has been isolation in rooms, all day and night, and no freedom of movement, only leaving their rooms for practice sessions, with Japanese escorts every step, everywhere. It is the North Korea Olympic experience.

NMQ
2 months ago

About Argentina. Delfina Pignatiello is in her stories with Joaquin Gonzalez Piñero, argentinian swimmer who lives in Dubai. But Julia Sebastian is still in Brazil (she lives there) and haven’t seen anything from Santi Grassi or Vicky Bardach, so it seems Delfina is on her own.

IfyouwantmeI'llbeatthepool
2 months ago

NZ heads to Tokyo this week (team of 11 including our 4 Para swimmers)

boknows34
2 months ago

“Football’s coming home” is a line from the popular Three Lions song by Skinner and Baddiel in 1996 when England hosted the Euros tournament.

As Dee says it’s very self depreciating about England’s football/soccer failures, considering they wrote the rules for the modern game in 1863.